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Primus Reimagines Willy Wonka on New Album
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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 unique as you’d expect, while...

Primus: To Defy the Laws of Tradition, Live 1989
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Primus: To Defy the Laws of Tradition, Live 1989

Les Claypool has always marched to the beat of his own drum. That’s why we’re celebrating his birthday today with a clip of the trio playing “To Defy the Laws of Tradition” from their 1989 radio performance on Stanford’s KZSU. The video captures the band’s eclectic energy as they start with a spacey atmosphere before kicking into the song’s groove....

Primus and Les Claypool Get the History Treatment in New Book
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Primus and Les Claypool Get the History Treatment in New Book

With his band, Primus, bassist Les Claypool not only helped bring alt-rock to the world in the early 1990s, but also infused the music scene with tunes that were fun, funky, experimental, and one of a kind. The group’s influence is significant, making it the perfect subject for a book. And now one has arrived — . The book is...

Primus Announces New Album and Tour Dates
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Primus Announces New Album and Tour Dates

Primus reunited their classic lineup of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander back in September, with a tease that they were heading into the studio. Now Claypool has announced that the group will be releasing a new album on October 21st with a tour to boot. The record, which will be the lineup’s first album...

Primus Announces May/June Tour Dates
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Primus Announces May/June Tour Dates

Les Claypool has been focusing on his Duo de Twang lately, but he’s getting geared up to return to Primus with a string of dates announced for May and June. The jaunt will kick off with a three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 1st to May 3rd, after which they’ll join Queens of the...

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...

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...

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.

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...