Les Claypool Confirms New Primus EP and Documentary
Les Claypool and Primus have been busy on the road tackling the music of Rush, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been working on their own music. In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, the bass hero revealed that a new Primus EP is in the works. The three-song release will feature an epic 13-minute song called “Conspiranoia”.
“Basically, what I wanted to do was record one giant song, which we did. But you can’t just release one song, so we had to have a b-side. We recorded another song but the first song was so giant that we had to do two [other] songs. So now we’re doing a three-song 12-inch single,” Claypool explains, adding that they didn’t have time to do a full album. ”But also, how many people are open to us playing a full-blown album live these days? We’ve got the Rush stuff, we’ve got all our stuff and when you go see a band you’ve been seeing for many years, often watching them go and play a bunch of new songs isn’t necessarily what you [want]. But trickling in a few new songs… that way we can actually play these things live and we’re not burying people with all this music they don’t know.”
In other news, Claypool said his son Cage is currently working on a Primus documentary although there is no time frame for its release. Cage Claypool already worked with his father and Robert Trujillo to create the “Precious Metals” short film to introduce new EMG pickups.
Primus will continue the “Tribute To Kings” Rush Tribute tour in April.
Get the full scoop from Claypool in the interview with Kyle Meredith: