2022 Reader Favorite Bassists – #8: Les Claypool
Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of the top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls, or anything else. Just having some fun.
Les Claypool had a busy year in 2022. One of the biggest stories was Primus’s “A Farewell to Kings” tour.
Another big hit was Claypool’s performance with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson at the 25th anniversary celebration of South Park.
But that wasn’t all. Here are the stories and videos that landed Claypool on at #8 on this year’s list.
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, Claypool revealed that a new Primus EP is in the works.
New Primus EP, “Conspiranoid”, Now Available
Primus is currently on the road paying tribute to Rush, but they’ve also made time to create their own music. Les Claypool revealed a new EP was on the way, and now “Conspiranoid” is out on all streaming platforms.
Geddy Lee Weighs In On Primus’ Rush Tribute Tour
Primus has been paying homage to the classic Rush album A Farewell to Kings by playing it in its entirety during their “A Tribute To Kings” tour. Geddy Lee finally got to witness the show and weighed in on the performance.
Primus: Xanadu (Live in St. Augustine)
Primus, as I’m sure you know, is currently on tour performing Rush’s “A Farewell to Kings” in its entirety. Here’s a glimpse into the tour, thanks to this fan-shot video of the band performing “Xanadu.”
Primus: Follow The Fool
The latest Primus EP, “Conspiranoid,” featured just three tracks, but each one was a slam dunk for fans of the band. Les Claypool and the gang have just released a music video for “Follow The Fool.”
Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Matt Stone, and Primus: Closer to the Heart
On August 10th, Primus performed at Red Rocks as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of South Park. There was a big surprise: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson took the stage and performed “Closer to the Heart” with Matt Stone and the band.