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Les Claypool on Primus Lineup Change, Duo de Twang Album and More
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Les Claypool on Primus Lineup Change, Duo de Twang Album and More

Les Claypool is one busy man. For starters, he’s announced that Primus will be switching drummers as Jay Lane takes off to perform with Bob Weir’s RatDog. The iconic trio will once again be rounded out by Tim “Herb” Alexander, who was with the band from 1989 to 1996 and played on everything from their debut Suck on This up...

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang Announces Summer/Fall 2013 Tour Dates
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Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang Announces Summer/Fall 2013 Tour Dates

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang will be covering the West Coast and Midwest with newly announced tour dates throughout August and October. The acoustic group, consisting of Claypool and guitarist Marc “Mirv” Haggard, will kick things off August 16th at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California and wrap up the first leg of the tour August 26th in...

Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver
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Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver

This is “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” like you’ve never heard it. Filmed at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in October 2012, Les Claypool and guitarist Marc “Mirv” Haggard tackle the Primus song in a bluegrass fashion, but that doesn’t stop the bassist from unleashing his signature style. Claypool shouts, “Look at me, Mirv, I’m jamming it up!” before breaking...

Primus Reissues “Sailing the Seas of Cheese”
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Primus Reissues “Sailing the Seas of Cheese”

Nearly 22 years to the day, Primus’ second studio album, Sailing the Seas of Cheese is being reissued. Bassist Les Claypool oversaw the restoration project, which has been remixed for the new release. “Musically, it holds up incredibly well. Sonically, it holds up fairly well,” Claypool said about the original album. “There’s some old-style reverbs that are a little bit...

Primus Gears Up For Spring 2013 3D Tour
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Primus Gears Up For Spring 2013 3D Tour

A week after announcing a tour with his Duo De Twang, Les Claypool and Primus are gearing up for a new leg of their 3D Tour. The concert experience has audience members wear 3D glasses to enjoy a “one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience.” Performances also feature Quad Surround Sound, as well. The trek kicks off in Eureka, California on MAy 10th with...

Les Claypool Announces Tour Dates with Duo De Twang
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Les Claypool Announces Tour Dates with Duo De Twang

Les Claypool’s acoustic outfit, Duo De Twang, will be hitting the road in March and April. Starting in California, the tour will head East in mid-April with dates in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and New York City. Claypool and guitarist Marc “Mirv” Haggard make up the duo, playing acoustic versions of the bassist’s tunes as well as...

Primus: Too Many Puppies, Live
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Primus: Too Many Puppies, Live

Can you ever get enough Primus? I think not. Here’s a clip of Les Claypool and the boys playing “Too Many Puppies” from their 1990 debut Fizzle Fry.

Les Claypool Auctions Personal Pachyderm Prototype Bass
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Les Claypool Auctions Personal Pachyderm Prototype Bass

Almost two years ago, Les Claypool reached out to his fans for help. His two month old nephew was diagnosed with a rare form of infant leukemia and the family needed help defraying the cost of the medical bills. Now two years old, baby Matthew has been fighting the disease and is currently undergoing bone marrow transplant therapy, which is...

Primus Announces First-Ever Traveling 3-D Tour
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Primus Announces First-Ever Traveling 3-D Tour

Primus is kicking off a “first-ever traveling 3D enhanced live musical” tour in October, featuring two sets per evening the band promises will be “a one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience”. Every show will feature Quad Surround Sound too. The 22-date tour kicks off October 12 in Poughkeepsie, NY and ends on November 10 in Miami, Florida. Primus debuted the video for “Lee...

Primus Kicks Off West Coast Tour and Announces Tour Poster Artists
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Primus Kicks Off West Coast Tour and Announces Tour Poster Artists

Primus is now on tour on the US west coast, which kicked off yesterday with the band’s first visit to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The two-week tour makes its way up the west coast from there to many Primus-favorite spots such as Eugene, Seattle, and Vancouver, plus some new ones, including Spokane and Grand Junction. Fishbone will...

Primus Announces Spring Tour 2012
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Primus Announces Spring Tour 2012

Primus is gearing up for a tour of the U.S., beginning in May and continuing on through June. The band, which includes bassist Les Claypool, is touring in support of the album Green Naugahyde, released in September of last year. The album was the first full studio album by the band since the 1999 release, Antipop. The 26-stop tour includes...

2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #2: Les Claypool
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2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #2: Les Claypool

Les Claypool said that Primus went “back on the front burner” in 2011, with the reintroduction of original drummer Jay Lane and the band’s release of Green Naugahyde, the first new full-length album since 1999. News of the reunion, the new CD and touring activity pushed the bassist to the #2 slot on the reader favorites list here. We caught...