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Les Claypool Announces Tour Dates with Duo De Twang
Concerts & Tours

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
Bass Videos

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
Player News

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
Concerts & Tours

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
Concerts & Tours

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
Concerts & Tours

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
2011 Reader Favorites

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...

Tom Waits Releases Bad As Me, Featuring Flea and Les Claypool
New Albums

Tom Waits Releases Bad As Me, Featuring Flea and Les Claypool

Singer/songwriter Tom Waits has released his seventeenth studio album, Bad As Me, which is also his first compilation of all new material in seven years. The distinctive vocalist recruited a host of talented artists, including bassists Flea, Les Claypool, James Whiton, Larry Taylor, Marcus Shelby and Zack Sumner. Waits’ eclectic style is going strong as ever with his songwriting showing...

Primus Releases “Green Naugahyde”
New Albums

Primus Releases “Green Naugahyde”

Primus has returned. For the first time in 12 years, the band has released a full studio album. Green Naugahyde is the band’s seventh studio release, and first new material since the 2003 EP, Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People. Green Naugahyde is also the first to feature drummer Jay Lane, teaming up with bassist/vocalist Les Claypool and...

Still Fishin’: An Exclusive Interview with Les Claypool
Interviews

Still Fishin’: An Exclusive Interview with Les Claypool

Les Claypool is a man that defies genres and labels. Since picking up bass at an early age, his influences of funk, prog rock and everything in between have melded to create his unique sound, which the bassist admits even he has trouble labeling. Of course, his creativity doesn’t stop at bass playing – Claypool is also an accomplished producer,...

Les Claypool Forms Supergroup with Neil Peart, Stewart Copeland and Danny Carey
Bass Videos

Les Claypool Forms Supergroup with Neil Peart, Stewart Copeland and Danny Carey

Les Claypool has joined forces with Rush’s Neil Peart, the Police’s Stewart Copeland and Tool’s Danny Carey to form “Carey Claypool Copeland Peart” or “CCCP.” The supergroup is documented with a jam called “Count Drumula,” recently posted on Neil Peart’s website. The extent of the collaboration is unclear, as no other announcements about the group has been made. With three...

Primus Plots North American Fall Tour
Concerts & Tours

Primus Plots North American Fall Tour

Primus will be hitting the road again this Fall, just in time for their new album Green Naugahyde to drop. The tour, which starts September 23rd in Boston, Massachusetts, will snake through the East Coast with two Canadian stops before heading west and ending October 22nd in Los Angeles. Bassist Les Claypool and the rest of the oddball trio have...