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  1. Daily Flyer: Monday, Sept. 29, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fayetteville Flyer

    ... Patricia Hodge is 68, journalist Bryant Gumbel is 66, actor Andrew Dice Clay is 57, singer-bassist Les Claypool of Primus is 51, actress Natasha Gregson Wagner is 44, actress Ninel Conde is 38, actress Zibby Allen is 34, and actor Zachary Levi is ...


  2. Happy Birthday Les Claypool | Primus & Oysterhead VideosRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | JamBase

    We'd like to wish a very happy birthday to one of the best bassists in the game - Les Claypool . Les has been splitting his time between Primus and Duo De Twang thus far in 2014, but will soon turn the focus squarely on Primus with the extensive Primus & The Chocolate Factory Tour set to begin in a few weeks.


  3. Riot Fest & Sideshow Denver day one: The Flaming Lips and PrimusRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 |

    The Flaming Lips was the direct support on the May Farms Stage and Primus was the headlining act on the Byers General Store Stage at Riot Fest Denver, on Sept. 19. Wayne Coyne is the lead vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist, Michael Ivins is the bassist, keyboardist, Steven Drozd is the vocalist, drummer, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist and Derek Brown is the guitarist, percussionist, Jake Ingalis is the keyboardist and guitarist, Matt Duckworth is the percussionist and keyboardist, Nick Ley is the percussionist, drummer and sampler of The Flaming Lips.


  4. Riot Fest Denver kicks off day 1 with Gogol Bordello and SlayerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 |

    ... as they do best. The artists of Riot Fest have a strong appreciation for each other and it shows. As Les Claypool of Primus said, "I want to tell you you're standing in the wrong area, Slayer is over there. I repeat Slayer is over there." The ...


  5. Les Claypool of Primus on the Benefits of Folk MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | Denver Westword

    Les Claypool and Larry Lalonde will be signing copies of Primus: Over the Electric Grapevine , an oral history of the band, at Tattered Cover on Thursday, September 18, at 7 p.m. . Primus is also slated to perform at Riot Fest on Friday, September 19. Formed in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Primus combined funk, humor and the avant-garde.


  6. Akashic Books Releases Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 |

    ... on This. Frizzle Fry. Sailing the Seas of Cheese. Pork Soda. Tales from the Punchbowl . Revolutionary for their time, Primus's albums are now considered seminal alt-rock classics, all from a group that refused to be pigenholed-one that merged metal, ...


  7. Primus Still Sucks With New Single, Join Forces With Tool Drummer For Live Stint [News]Read the original story

    Monday Sep 15 |

    Primus have officially unveiled " Golden Ticket " track off their upcoming Willy Wonka tribute album " Primus & The Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble ." Delivering the group's delightful signature weirdness, the song goes down the same path as previously unveiled " Pure Imagination " single.


  8. Hear Primus' Wild and Woolly 'Golden Ticket' From Their Willy Wonka Tribute AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Spin

    On October 21, a certain beloved Bay Area prog-funk posse will release Primus & the Chocolate Factory , which is everything you'd hope it'd be based on the title - a concept album honoring the 1971 Gene Wilder-starring Willy Wonka film by remaking its wild music in this band's odd image. A little while back we heard "Pure Imagination," which was bananas and held true to Les Claypool's description of this project's sound as "early Peter Gabriel meets Dark Side of the Moon meets the Residents."


  9. See Primus Play Tool's 'Aenima' With Danny CareyRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | RollingStone

    Primus recently recruited Tool 's Danny Carey to fill in for their drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander who is still recovering from open-heart surgery in July and they welcomed him into the fold by playing a snippet of his band's late-Nineties single "nima." The trio worked the song's first verse and chorus into their set at Chicago's Concord Music Hall on Saturday its first performance with Carey between the Primus songs "Eleven," off 1991's Sailing the Seas of Cheese , and "To Defy the Laws of Tradition," off 1990's Frizzle Fry .


  10. Primus Extends Tour | New Years Eve In OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | JamBase

    A few months back Primus announced the upcoming release of Primus & The Chocolate Factory and an accompanying tour . The album finds Les Claypool & Co.


  11. Primus Cover Tool's 'AEnema' in Concert With Danny Carey on DrumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | WWBN-FM Burton

    Fans who went to check out Primus ' Sept. 13 and 14 shows in Chicago were treated to an extra little surprise.


  12. Tool Drummer Danny Carey Makes Primus Debut In ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 14 | JamBase

    Les Claypool and Primus played their first of three September gigs with Tool drummer Danny Carey behind the kit last night at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago. Carey stepped up to fill Primus drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander's role as Herb recovers from a heart attack and subsequent open-heart surgery .


  13. Primus gets the oral treatment in 'Over the Electric Grapevine'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 14 |

    ... tell a cohesive narrative. There were too many disparate groups and events that it all became a but confusing. For " Primus : Over the Electric Grapevine", the focus is far more precise as he compiles memories from members of Primus along with ...


  14. Today In HistoryRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

    ... Fisher (Fishbone) is 49. Actor Darren E. Burrows is 48. Actor-comedian Louis C.K. is 47. Rock musician Larry LaLonde (Primus) is 46. Actor-singer Will Chase (TV: "Nashville") is 44. Actor Josh Hopkins is 44. Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 33. ...


  15. Today's Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | Albany Times Union

    ... E. Burrows is 48. Rock singer-musician Ben Folds is 48. Actor-comedian Louis C.K. is 47. Rock musician Larry LaLonde (Primus) is 46. Golfer Angel Cabrera is 45. Actor-singer Will Chase is 44. Actor Josh Hopkins is 44. Actor Ben McKenzie is 36. ...


  16. Arcade Fire do ice-bucket challenge, cover - Hot Hot Hot'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2014 | NME

    ... Thursday (August 21) at Bangor Darling Waterfront Pavilion, after he was nominated by Les Claypool of punk veterans Primus . The singer also nominated The Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Rush singer Geddy Lee. Parry failed to do the second part ...


  17. A rejuvenated FishboneRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2014 | Cape Cod Times

    ... include Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, the Roots' Questlove, Public Enemy's Chuck D and Metallica's Rob Trujillo. Primus' bassist Les Claypool cites them as a major influence and says, "They should have been the band that went way beyond any of ...


  18. Arcade Fire Does the Ice Bucket Challenge Because of Les ClaypoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | Spin

    ... as they walked offstage following a gig in Bangor, Maine. The multi-instrumentalist was called out by none other than Primus' Les Claypool, who also challenged Rush's Geddy Lee and the Police's Stewart Copeland. Claypool himself got soaked while ...


  19. Arcade Fire accept #IceBucketChallenge at Bangor showRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    ... and Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry is one of the latest participants. Parry was challenged by Primus bassist Les Claypool , whose band also recently played in Maine, at the State Theatre in Portland on June 25. Parry ...


  20. Geddy Lee Accepts Les Claypool's ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | JamBase

    Back on Tuesday, we told you about two of our favorite ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos from Primus bassist Les Claypool and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl.