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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
Since announcing their farewell tour last year, Slayer has been unleashing their signature thrash metal around the world. The band announced the final leg of dates, dubbed “The Final Campaign,” with Primus, Ministry, and Philip Anselmo.