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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 Claypool originally made his own wine for his personal stock, but has now grown into a small business venture.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....

Concerts & Tours

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...

News

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....

Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool tour updates with O’Death and Capillary Action

Les Claypool has updated his summer tour dates with O’Death, Capillary Action, a few festivals and other performances. July 1, 2009: Fargo, ND at The Venue @ The Hub with O’Death July 2, 2009: Omaha, NE at Anchor Inn with O’Death July 4, 2009: Rothbury, MI at Rothbury Festival July 5, 2009: Indianapolis, IN at The Vogue with O’Death July...

Bass Videos

Primus covers Metallica: Master of Puppets

Check out Les Claypool and Primus taking Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” in a direction only they can:

New Albums

Les Claypool releases “Of Fungi And Foe” on vinyl

Les Claypool’s latest album, Of Fungi and Foe, was released on vinyl today, along with a new t-shirt. The album was released as a CD and digital download in March, 2009. Both the LP and t-shirt are available at his Club Bastardo online store. Track list for Of Fungi and Foe: 1. Mushroom Men 2. Amanitas 3. Red State Girl...

Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool tour update

Here’s the latest and greatest tour information for Les Claypool May 23: Summer Camp Festival in Chilicothe, IL May 24: Hookahville Festival in Thornville, OH May 26: Neighborhood Theater with O’Death in Charlotte, NC May 27: Orange Peel with O’Death in Asheville, NC May 28: Shoreline Ballroom with O’Death Hilton Head, SC May 30: Pompano Amphitheater with Matisyahu in Pompano...