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  • Primus: “Tommy the Cat” with Upright Bass

    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... »

  • Primus Adds to Final 2018 Tour Dates

    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... »

  • Primus Announces Final “The Desaturating Seven” Tour Dates

    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... »

  • Primus and Mastodon Team Up for Expansive Tour

    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... »

  • Primus Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    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... »

  • Primus and Clutch Team Up for Summer Tour

    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... »

  • Tool and Primus Announce Winter Tour

    Tool and Primus Announce Winter Tour

    In what promises to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2016, Tool and Primus are teaming up for a set of tour dates in January. The 8-date trek is a rare outing for Tool, who have seldom played more than 20 shows in a single year since 2007. Kicking off on January 9th... »

  • Primus: Lee Van Cleef

    Primus: Lee Van Cleef

    Just about all of Les Claypool‘s bass lines are catchy and fun to play, but “Lee Van Cleef” is one of my favorites. The song, which pays homage to the actor with allusions to Claypool’s childhood, centers around a springy slap bass line on the D and G strings. Check out this clip of Primus... »

  • Primus Announces Summer Tour Dates

    Primus Announces Summer Tour Dates

    Primus will be hitting the road again this summer with a U.S. tour focusing on the East Coast and Midwest. Fronted by bassman Les Claypool, the trio will kick things off with an appearance at the All Good Festival before snaking their way to end up at the Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion, Nebraska on August... »

  • Primus Reimagines Willy Wonka on New Album

    Primus Reimagines Willy Wonka on New Album

    For some reason, it just doesn’t feel surprising that Primus leader/bassist Les Claypool loves the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory so much that he, the rest of the original Primus lineup (that hasn’t played together since 1995) and the 2-member Fungi Ensemble, would create a take on iconic film’s music. is as... »