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  1. Mash-Up | Charlie & The Chocolate Factory - Primus StyleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | JamBase

    Earlier this year, Primus released their own spin on the Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory soundtrack, which they debuted last New Year's Eve in Oakland. Les Claypool and the gang give the typically weird Primus spin to such songs as "Pure Imagination," Candy Man" and "Golden Ticket" from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder.

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  2. Squeedlepuss Let the Jams Run FreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Folio Weekly

    ... opening for the Mike Dillon Band, led by vibraphonist Dillon, who gained notoriety for his work with Les Claypool of Primus. Within a few months, the group had recruited locals Paul Miller (guitar/vocals) and Dan Hunting (guitar) and Mike Perez, who ...

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  3. Top 12 NYE concerts: Sharon Jones, Primus, Cake, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Vallejo Times-Herald

    ... Phish, David Byrne and Lou Reed over the years. The Fillmore will be a perfect setting for her spellbinding voice. 2 Primus: We never have to ask Les Claypool, "What are you doing New Year's Eve?" The Bay Area bassist-bandleader is always busy then, ...

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  4. Top 12 NYE concerts: Sharon Jones, Primus, Cake, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Marin Independent Journal

    ... Phish, David Byrne and Lou Reed over the years. The Fillmore will be a perfect setting for her spellbinding voice. 2 Primus: We never have to ask Les Claypool, "What are you doing New Year's Eve?" The Bay Area bassist-bandleader is always busy then, ...

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  5. Top 12 NYE concerts: Sharon Jones, Primus, Cake, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | The Campbell Reporter

    ... Phish, David Byrne and Lou Reed over the years. The Fillmore will be a perfect setting for her spellbinding voice. Primus: We never have to ask Les Claypool, "What are you doing New Year's Eve?" The Bay Area bassist-bandleader is always busy then, ...

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  6. Les Claypool Duo de Twang Returns For Winter TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | JamBase

    While Les Claypool has been focusing on Primus for the second half of 2014, he'll turn his attention back to his acoustic Duo De Twang project in February. The first Les Claypool's Duo de Twang dates have surfaced and include a slot at the Winter WonderGrass installment in Colorado.

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  7. Primus Welcomes Copeland, Carey & Clarke In L.A.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | JamBase

    On November 20, an interview with drummer Stewart Copeland was published and contained hopeful news about the potential reunion of Oysterhead , a band featuring Copeland joined by Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and Primus bassist Les Claypool. Just one day later, Copeland and Claypool shared the stage as part of a guest-filled Primus encore at The Orpheum in Los Angeles.

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  8. The Best Music Photos from November 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | River Front Times

    ... justice. Read our review of the show here. We wanted a golden egg-laying goose, and by golly, we got one, thanks to Primus . Les Claypool and friends transformed Peabody Opera House into a Wonka wonderland filled with candy, trippy lights and ...

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  9. Bill Kreutzmann Guests With Les Claypool In SebastopolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 | JamBase

    Last night, Les Claypool's Claypool Cellars held its annual Thanksgiving Celebration at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, California; where the Primus bassist jammed out with a few old friends including Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann . Kreutzmann and Claypool have become fishing buddies thanks to Les's visits to Bill's place in Kauai.

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  10. Primus rocks the Chocolate FactoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | San Diego Reader

    "I know we're Primus and we suck," said frontman Les Claypool, to cheers from the packed California Center for the Arts in Escondido. "But if you want to yell and scream, get it out of your system now, because when we start the Chocolate Factory bit, it's kind of like a play."

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  11. 5 things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Hesperia Star

    ... also features seminars and workshops on topics including nutrition, weight loss, natural health cures and more. 5) Primus & the Chocolate Factory: The rock band Primus is re-imagining the soundtrack of the 1971 film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate ...

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  12. 5 things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    ... also features seminars and workshops on topics including nutrition, weight loss, natural health cures and more. 5) Primus & the Chocolate Factory: The rock band Primus is re-imagining the soundtrack of the 1971 film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate ...

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  13. Stewart Copeland Talks Oysterhead In New InterviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | JamBase

    For us, November always brings to mind the supergroup Oysterhead , since most of the trio's one and only tour took place during that month in 2001. If you're unfamiliar, Oysterhead consists of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio , Primus bassist Les Claypool and The Police drummer Stewart Copeland .

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  14. Primus' Chocolate Factory Concert was InsaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Phoenix New Times

    There was a moment at the Primus concert last night at Orpheum Theatre when bassist Les Claypool left the stage and came back wearing a mask, joining the droning groove his bandmates Larry "Ler" LaLonde and Tim "Herb" Alexander were maintaining. The audience gave a raucous cheer.

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  15. Step Inside the Dark World of Primus & the Chocolate FactoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Phoenix New Times

    Les Claypool, the mad genius behind Primus has taken his love of chocolate and churned it into a new album, Primus and the Chocolate Factory . Inspired as a child by the Gene Wilder cinematic portrayal of Roald Dahl's book, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , Claypool saved box tops for a chocolate bar-making kit, and then sold his own chocolate Wonka bars to his grammar school classmates.

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  16. 11/19: 10 best Primus songs of all timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | The Arizona Republic

    With Primus touring their tribute to "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," here's a look back at their 10 best songs. 11/19: 10 best Primus songs of all time With Primus touring their tribute to "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," here's a look back at their 10 best songs.

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  17. Les Claypool Takes On Heckler At Primus Show In DallasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | JamBase

    Last night, Primus continued the Primus & The Chocolate Factory Tour at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. Les Claypool & Co.

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  18. 'Mockingjay" opens, plus more things you need to know about this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | MySanAntonio.com

    No band could pull off a soundtrack tribute quite like Primus , which did a track-by-track remake of the 1971 soundtrack to "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and is touring with The Fungi Ensemble. Primus adds its brand of quirkiness to the soundtrack, twisting each song to its weird rock standard.

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  19. At Willy Wonka show, Primus frontman puts bored Dallas fan on blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Dallas Morning News

    Frontman Les Claypool dressed as Willy Wonka as his band Primus brought their Primus and the Chocolate Factory tour to Dallas' Majestic Theatre on Sunday night. To say that Primus performing its inventive Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory set at Dallas' Majestic Theatre Sunday was a wild ride would be an understatement.

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  20. Concert review: Primus brings funked-out chops and Wonka-fueled...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Creative Loafing Tampa

    ... and insightfully droll commentary. [Text by Leilani, photos by Tracy.] This night found Claypool and his Primus cohorts returning to the venue they played in 2011, Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall. There were no openers; it was two ...

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