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Rush Among Inductees of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Honored by Les Claypool

Rush will be among the artists inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame this on March 28th. The 6th Annual CSHF Gala will be presented at the George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The music of Rush will be celebrated with performances by Les Claypool, Alexisonfire and Jacob Moon. Claypool will be playing the...

Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool Tour Update (New Shows Announced)

Les Claypool has added new U.S. dates to his current tour. Pre-sale tickets go on sale today. Here’s the latest: March 10 Zurich, CH, at Abart March 11 Milan, IT, at Alkatraz March 12 Bologna, IT, at Estragon March 13 Treviso, IT, at New Age March 15 Munich, DE, at 59:1 March 16 Vienna, AT, at Flex March 17 Berlin,...

Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool tour update (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Coachella)

Les Claypool has just updated his 2010 tour schedule to include some dates in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas in April: 4/19 at Stubb’s in Austin, TX 4/20 at House Of Blues in Houston, TX 4/21 at Lakewood Theatre in Dallas, TX 4/23 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK 4/24 at The Village in Little Rock, AR Pre-sale tickets are available....


Coachella Festival line up announced

The massive line up for the three day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been announced, boasting over 120 performing artists. The headlining artists for each night are scheduled to be Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz. Bass players will be happy to hear from the likes of Les Claypool, Them Crooked Vultures, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more....

Player News

Les Claypool dips into wine business

Bassist Les Claypool has developed his own personal brand of wine, The Purple Pachyderm, at the at the Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, California. Claypool calls it “…big, bold and well-balanced with a magnificent nose!” Claypool originally made his own wine for his personal stock, but has now grown into a small business venture. “We’ve been living in Sebastopol for 15...

Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool “Hits The Slopes” in February 2010

Les Claypool has new concert dates for the U.S. in February, 2010: 2/12: Aspen, CO, at Belly Up Tavern 2/13: Boulder, CO, at Fox Theatre 2/14: Denver, CO, at Ogden Theatre 2/16: Tucson, AZ, at Rialto Theatre 2/17: Flagstaff, AZ, at Orpheum Theater 2/19: Montbleu Theatre, at Lake Tahoe, CA 2/20: Eugene, OR, at McDonald Theatre Advanced tickets are available....

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Les Claypool: Australian & European tour dates announced

Bassist Les Claypool has just updated his tour information through the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. In December, Claypool will be touring Australia, with six stops in six days: 12/01 Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane 12/02 Enmore Theatre in Sydney 12/04 Forum Theatre in Melbourne 12/05 Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide 12/06 Capitol in Perth Claypool is in the...

Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool: Australian & European tours announced

Les Claypool’s Australian tour was just announced. The 5-stop tour begins December 1st, 2009: December 1, 2009: Brisbane at Tivoli Theatre (18+) December 2, 2009: Sydney at Enmore Theatre (All Ages) December 4, 2009: Melbourne at Forum Theatre (18+) December 5, 2009: Adelaide at Thebarton Theatre (All Ages) December 6, 2009: Perth at Capitol (18+) The European tour kicks off...

Weekly Top 10

No Treble Rewind: New lesson series, spotlight on Adam Tanner, new releases, videos & gear

In case you missed it, here are some of the most popular features from last week (August 23rd through 28th). Features & Columns Lesson: Melodic Construction Jon Burr introduced a new lesson series, on melodic construction in improvisation. Player Spotlight: Adam Tanner Our player spotlight showcased the work of Adam Tanner (aka ZenBeer), a solo bassist from Ottawa, Ontario. Ask...

Bass Videos

Les Claypool: One Better, live at Bonnaroo 2008

It’s been a while since we featured a Les Claypool video… too long in fact. So, here’s one of Les and Master of Puppets at Bonnaroo in 2008. His bandmates include MIRV, Sam Bass, and Paulo Baldi.

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Les Claypool: Fungi Feature!

JamBase has a featured article on our favorite “clown prince of prog rock,” the musically eclectic Les Claypool. Claypool recalls his early beginnings on bass, “We [Les and his father] went down to Al’s Music, he knew Al, and we bought this Fender P-Bass copy. I pulled weeds all summer to pay for the damn thing. And because there weren’t...


Les Claypool talks about his music

The California Chronicle has posted a feature piece on bassist Les Claypool. The piece explores Claypool’s dark sense of humor, the formation of Primus, how he chose to play bass, the zen of tractor riding and his new work with Mike Dillon, Paulo Baldi and Sam Bass. The best quote by far is: “Some people do yoga. Some people run....