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Primus Announces Rescheduled Rush Tribute Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Primus Announces Rescheduled Rush Tribute Tour Dates

Primus has once again announced dates for their “A Tribute To Kings” tour, which will feature Les Claypool and the band performing Rush’s “A Farewell to Kings”. The trek has been rescheduled several times, but Claypool says this time looks promising.

EMG Unveils Les Claypool Signature Pickups, Adds Finishes to Trujillo Signature Pickups
Pickups

EMG Unveils Les Claypool Signature Pickups, Adds Finishes to Trujillo Signature Pickups

EMG has expanded their line of pickup sets with the Les Claypool “Pachyderm Gold” pickup. The company also updated Robert Trujillo’s Rip Tide J pickups with three new finishes. Check out Claypool’s and Trujillo’s announcement and two-bass jam.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #8: Les Claypool
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #8: Les Claypool

As with many of us, Les Claypool had big plans for 2020 but was forced to adjust. Readers were excited to hear about his “A Tribute to Kings” tour, which thankfully is now planned for 2021. Add in some videos, and a Fearless Flying Frog Brigade reissue, and Les lands on this year's list.

Primus Announces “Alive From Pachyderm Station” Streaming Event
Concerts & Tours

Primus Announces “Alive From Pachyderm Station” Streaming Event

Like every band this year, Primus was forced to cancel all of their plans for 2020. However, the band has just announced a virtual concert called “Alive From Pachyderm Station” that will be airing Friday, December 11th.

Les Claypool, Danny Carey, Bill Kelliher, Claudio Sanchez, Steve Brodsky: Anthem
Bass Videos

Les Claypool, Danny Carey, Bill Kelliher, Claudio Sanchez, Steve Brodsky: Anthem

Today is Geddy Lee’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with a video by Les Claypool, Danny Carey, Bill Kelliher, Claudio Sanchez, and Steve Brodsky paying tribute to Rush, with their version of “Anthem.” Get ready to rock.

Primus Reschedules Rush Tribute Tour
Concerts & Tours

Primus Reschedules Rush Tribute Tour

It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for Primus fans this year. The band’s highly anticipated “A Tribute to Kings” tour, which will feature Les Claypool and the gang performing Rush’s “A Farewell to Kings” in full, has been rescheduled for 2021.

Primus “A Tribute to Kings” Tour Officially Postponed
Concerts & Tours

Primus “A Tribute to Kings” Tour Officially Postponed

Primus has officially postponed their upcoming Rush tribute tour, which was also set to feature Wolfmother, The Sword, and Battles. Luckily, it seems the band is still committed to making it happen once quarantine restrictions are lifted.

Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade’s “Live Frogs” Reissued on Vinyl
New Albums

Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade’s “Live Frogs” Reissued on Vinyl

After being released as part of Record Store Day in November, a remastered vinyl version of Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade’s “Live Frogs” is now widely available. The package includes both sets one and two on green splatter vinyl.

Primus to Play Rush Album on “A Tribute to Kings” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Primus to Play Rush Album on “A Tribute to Kings” Tour

Les Claypool and Primus will be paying tribute to Rush this year with an extensive tour. The “A Tribute to Kings” shows will feature the trio performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in its entirety at each show in addition to an all-Primus set.

Les Claypool, Mike Gordon, Phil Lesh, and More: D’s Diner, Live at The Jammys
Bass Videos

Les Claypool, Mike Gordon, Phil Lesh, and More: D’s Diner, Live at The Jammys

Relix just published this video from a 2006 show at The Jammys, and it is our kind of video. In this clip, Les Claypool, Mike Gordon, and Phil Lesh team up for this performance of “D’s Diner.”

Oysterhead Reveals More 2020 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Oysterhead Reveals More 2020 Tour Dates

After confirming a reunion for two shows, Oysterhead has added several new performances for 2020. These are the first concerts Trey Anastasio, Stewart Copeland, and Les Claypool have performed together since 2006’s Bonnaroo Festival.

Oysterhead, Featuring Les Claypool, to Reunite in 2020
News

Oysterhead, Featuring Les Claypool, to Reunite in 2020

Oysterhead is back. The supergroup consisting of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, The Police drummer Stewart Copeland, and Primus bassist Les Claypool has confirmed a pair of performances for 2020.