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Primus: Xanadu (Live in St. Augustine)
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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.”

Geddy Lee Weighs In On Primus’ Rush Tribute Tour
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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.

New Primus EP, “Conspiranoid”, Now Available
New Albums

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.

Les Claypool Announces “Bastard Jazz” Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool Announces “Bastard Jazz” Tour Dates

Les Claypool is keeping plenty busy this month. In addition to the new Primus EP and their “A Tribute to Kings” tour, Claypool has announced dates with his Bastard Jazz project.

Primus Releases Details and 11-Minute Song from Upcoming EP
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Primus Releases Details and 11-Minute Song from Upcoming EP

Recently we shared the news that a new Primus EP was on the way, and now Les Claypool and the gang have revealed more details about it including the epic 11-minute opening track.

Les Claypool Confirms New Primus EP and Documentary
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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.

Primus Announces 2022 Rush Tribute Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Primus Announces 2022 Rush Tribute Tour Dates

Primus had to reschedule their Rush Tribute tour three times, but now they’re making up for it. After wrapping up the first leg in October, the band has unveiled a second leg of their “A Tribute to Kings” tour.

Les Claypool Learning from Geddy Lee for Primus Tour
Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool Learning from Geddy Lee for Primus Tour

After several postponements, Primus is heading out on their epic “A Tribute To Kings” tour. Les Claypool has been very open about his eagerness for the outing as well, and apparently, he’s been practicing up – and learning the parts from Geddy Lee.

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.