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  1. The Greatest?Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 16 | News24

    ... before he was recognised as the great bassist he is. Les Claypool redefined bass playing as the lead singer (?) of Primus, and playing the most ridiculous bass lines with apparent ease. In fact, Primus was the first truly original band I'd heard ...

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  2. Heavy Metal + That Metal Gear: Joe SatrianiRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 10 | VH1

    ... also famous as the former guitar teacher of such well-known players as Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Larry LaLonde of Primus among others. As you'd expect from someone who puts so much thought and skill into his playing, Joe was a great interview ...

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  3. Top 10 Rhythm Sections In Rock [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 4 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... doesn't feature Mr. Moon, but might as well be one of the greatest bass solos of all time. Fully based on groove, Primus made the list mostly thanks to Les Claypool 's dizzying bass skills. However, the rest of the band isn't that far behind. Tool ...

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  4. Les Claypool Talks Twangy Duo, Primus' FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 27 | Billboard

    The bassist-vocalist grew up listening to "hillbilly stuff" and found a natural fit in the roots-flavored Duo de Twang; also says Primus is talking about recording their version of the "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" soundtrack With Les Claypool, you have to accept that his myriad musical enterprises are either a) uniformly weird or b) ... (more)

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  5. 107.1 FM reinvents itself as 107X, promises listener-based formatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 25 | Denver Westword

    ... text them," he notes. That means that a listener jonesing to hear Dolly Parton's "Jolene" may be out of luck, but a Primus fan looking for a deep cut from Pork Soda may find a welcome haven. The station, owned by Virginia-based conglomerate Max ...

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  6. Les Claypool On His Folksy New Duo De Twang and the Future of PrimusRead the original story

    Friday Mar 21 | Spin

    ... business sense behind it. One of rock's great bassists, he's also proud that Wikipedia calls his most famous band, Primus, "unclassifiable." Claypool's one of the few musicians to truly earn that distinction, having worked with everyone from Stewart ...

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  7. Country superstar to hit Blossom stage on June 15Read the original story

    Mar 19, 2014 | The Marion Star

    ... On the heels of touring his latest side project Duo de Twang, Les Claypool has announced a summer run for Primus that includes a May 22 show at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. Opening is Beats Antique. Tickets to see the "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" ...

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  8. Les Claypool's Duo de TwangRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2014 | The Austin Chronicle

    This album is very dumb, but that almost makes it feel like Les Claypool won. Of course the famed Primus bassist made a weird, broken country album, and naturally it's the sonic equivalent of a bloopers soundtrack.

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  9. Les Claypool's Duo de TwangRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2014 | The Austin Chronicle

    This album is very dumb, but that almost makes it feel like Les Claypool won. Of course the famed Primus bassist made a weird, broken country album, and naturally it's the sonic equivalent of a bloopers soundtrack.

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  10. Fun Fact Friday: Joe SatrianiRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2014 | Discovery Educator Network

    ... Kirk Hammett of Metallica, David Bryson of Counting Crows, Kevin Cadogan from Third Eye Blind, Larry LaLonde of Primus, Alex Skolnick of Testament, and jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter. One of Satriani's best known students, Steve Vai (initially known ...

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  11. Les Claypool to Make Directorial Debut in Music Mockumentary Electric ApricotRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    All genres of Jam band fans will rejoice and rock out with legendary singer/bassist, Les Claypool of Primus when he makes his acting debut in this highly entertaining cult comedy.

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  12. Star Apps: Les ClaypoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2014 | CNet News

    Primus frontman Les Claypool and M.I.R.V. guitarist Bryan Kehoe were jamming around the campfire one night.

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  13. Four Foot ShackRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2014 | RollingStone

    If you ever wanted to hear King Crimson tap out Mungo Jerry songs, then, boy, does Primus frontdude Les Claypool have a record for you.

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  14. Primus, rock music's top absurdists, to play Portsmouth this spring | Sound CheckRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Singer, bassist and all-around rock oddball Les Claypool will bring his mind-bending trio, Primus, back to Hampton Roads this spring.

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  15. Primus to headline nTelos, Beats Antique to openRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2014 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... $40, gold circle; and $20 for lawn seating. Discounts available for military with ID or AAA membership card. "Primus is the rocking San Francisco trio of Les Claypool, Larry 'Ler' LaLonde and Tim 'Herb' Alexander. Generally acknowledged as one of ...

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  16. 13 awesome Dallas-Fort Worth concerts to check out in MarchRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2014 | Pegasus News

    ... The Dallas Morning News ' Robert Wilonsky said the self-titled album was "crazy good." Duo de Twang (March 14) - Primus lead singer Les Claypool trades hard rock for minimalist Americana in his latest project Duo de Twang, which hits Sons of Hermann ...

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  17. Primus, Dustin Lynch, Dave Barnes coming to Birmingham's Iron City; Neko Case reschedulesRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2014 | Alabama Live

    Bands coming to Iron City in the next few months include Primus , Justin Lynch , Dave Barnes and Neko Case .

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  18. Primus announce 2014 tour, including dates w/ Dean Ween +++ video &...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2014 | Brooklynvegan

    Les Claypool was just in NYC playing three shows with his Duo de Twang, and he's since announced that that other band's he in, Primus , will be hitting the road this May/June.

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  19. Tour Dates | Primus Announces May & June DatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2014 | JamBase

    The tour kicks off with a three-night stand at the Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl outpost and is currently scheduled to run through a June 29th performance at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD.

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  20. Complicated Laziness: The Post Mortems, "Cracked & Crooked"; March 7 at RIBCORead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2014 | River Cities' Reader

    ... that were atypical was a pretty strong allure. We liked that." The bassist said he was inspired by Les Claypool of Primus and the bass-guitar lines of Nine Inch Nails (even though they weren't necessarily being played by a bass). "It sort of boils ...

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