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The Claypool Lennon Delirium Announce New Album, Release First Track
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The Claypool Lennon Delirium Announce New Album, Release First Track

While Les Claypool said that Primus may be on the back burner for a bit, that gives him time for other projects. That’s clear now as the bassist has announced a new album called South of Reality with The Claypool Lennon Delirium with Sean Lennon. The duo says the record is an organic extension of their 2016 debut, Monolith of...

Primus: “Tommy the Cat” with Upright Bass
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Primus: “Tommy the Cat” with Upright Bass

Wayne Brannon shared this video on the No Treble Facebook group, and it got my attention. “A little fun! From 1992, Primus appears as Bob Cock and His Yellow Socks for a jazzed up version of ‘Tommy The Cat’!” he wrote. Les Claypool’s bass line on the song is so iconic that hearing him take a different direction on the...

Primus Adds to Final 2018 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Primus Adds to Final 2018 Tour Dates

After announcing the final batch of tour dates in support of their latest album, The Desaturating Seven, Primus has listened to the fans and added a handful more dates for the rest of the year. The band has been performing the album, which is based on a trippy goblin-themed children’s book, in full during their shows alongside classic tracks. Les...

Primus Announces Final “The Desaturating Seven” Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Primus Announces Final “The Desaturating Seven” Tour Dates

Primus has been pounding the pavement in support of their latest rainbow goblin-themed album, The Desaturating Seven, for the better part of a year, but Les Claypool says a new batch of dates this fall will mark the end of the tour cycle. “This will be the last Primus run for a bit as we will need to cool-out for...

Primus and Mastodon Team Up for Expansive Tour
Concerts & Tours

Primus and Mastodon Team Up for Expansive Tour

The bass will be riding high this spring as Primus and Mastodon have announced a co-headlining tour. With Les Claypool and Troy Sanders at the helm of each band, the tour is not to be missed. The lengthy trek kicks off May 6th at Red Rocks in Colorado before heading South, up the Northeast, through the Midwest, and down the...

Primus Announces New Album, Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Primus Announces New Album, Tour Dates

Primus fans rejoice! Les Claypool and the gang have announced a new album, entitled The Desaturating Seven, will be released on September 29th. It’s their first studio album of original material since 2011’s Green Naugahyde and will feature the band’s classic lineup of Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander. The bass guru broke the news to...

Primus and Clutch Team Up for Summer Tour
Concerts & Tours

Primus and Clutch Team Up for Summer Tour

In what may be one of the best things to happen all year, Primus and Clutch are teaming up for a summer tour that will span the entire United States. The trek starts July 18th in Charlotte, North Carolina and will tackle the Northeast and Midwest before ending on the West Coast at the Greek Amphitheater in Berkeley, California. Clutch,...

Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing
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Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

Gigs tend to dry up for bassists during the winter months (besides holiday work), making it the perfect time to start composing new music for the spring. Whether you’re a seasoned composer or just starting out on the bass, writing music will help you grow as a player and musician. We compiled some advice from the world’s top bass players...

Bass of the Week: Pachyderm Basses Blonde Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Pachyderm Basses Blonde Bass

Les Claypool has always played distinct basses, and this week we’re checking out one of those basses he helped design: The Pachyderm Basses Blonde Bass. Claypool worked with luthier and longtime friend Dan Maloney to form the company and create his idea of the ultimate bass. “My idea was to incorporate the traits of the instruments I have loved over...

The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Breath of a Salesman
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The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Breath of a Salesman

Les Claypool’s latest project with Sean Lennon, aptly named The Claypool Lennon Delirium, is everything you’d imagine it would be. Built upon the bassist’s unmistakeable style, the band has a mind-altering style of rock and psychedelia. Check out this clip of “Breath of a Salesman” taken from The Late Late Show with James Corden. The synergy between Claypool and Lennon...

Les Claypool & Sean Lennon Collaborate on “Monolith of Phobos”
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Les Claypool & Sean Lennon Collaborate on “Monolith of Phobos”

Primus bassist Les Claypool and Sean Lennon began to jam together in 2015 when Lennon’s band, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, opened for Primus, and that musical connection spawned an album: The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s Monolith of Phobos. “I use the metaphor that a musical interaction or jam is a conversation, and the best conversations are the ones that...

Les Claypool and Sean Lennon Team Up for Album, Tour
Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool and Sean Lennon Team Up for Album, Tour

Primus frontman and bass wizard Les Claypool has teamed up with Sean Lennon to form a new band called The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and they’re taking the show on the road. The duo has announced their album, Monolith of Phobos, will be released on June 3rd with a three month tour to follow. Claypool and Lennon first got together during...