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Stefan Burnett

Death Grips Share New Song 'More Than the Fairy' Featuring Primus Bassist Les Claypool

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Yesterday evening, enigmatic experimental hip-hop trio Death Grips unexpectedly shared a new song online. The cut, “More Than the Fairy,” features Les Claypool of Primus on bass. The new tune follows their just-released fifth album, 'Bottomless Pit.'READ MORE

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Sean Lennon and Les Claypool Join Forces for Single 'Cricket and the Genie'

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Two psychedelic masterminds -- Sean Lennon and Les Claypool -- have joined forces to form The Claypool Lennon Delirium , and today the duo released their first single, "Cricket and the Genie."READ MORE

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Les Claypool Is Still Obsessed With Willy Wonka, Talks Changing Drummers

Buzz 11:41AM EDT

If their new album Primus and the Chocolate Factory didn't clue you in to his obsession, Claypool has discussed the film in almost every interview he's done this year.READ MORE

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7 Artists Influenced By The Simpsons: Fall Out Boy, Les Claypool, And More

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To celebrate FXX's massive "Every Simpsons Ever" marathon, which I will be watching as much of as I possibly can, I've compiled a list of some artists who have been influenced by The Simpsons in some way, whether it's through their band name, a song title, or even the name of their home studio.READ MORE


Woodstock 45th Anniversary: Santana, Les Claypool Look Back On History

Genres 12:33PM EDT

Forty-five years ago this weekend, the Woodstock Festival of 1969 changed the course of American music.READ MORE

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Tool's Danny Carey To Play Drums With Primus On Tour

Genres 15:20PM EDT

Though Primus' next album Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble is the band's first with drummer Tim 'Herb' Alexander since 1995, his recent heart troubles will force him to sit out some early dates on the band's upcoming tour. To replace him, Primus has selected Tool's Danny Carey, who will briefly fill in for Alexander in September, including performances at both Riot Fests in Chicago and Denver.READ MORE

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Primus Announces 'Willy Wonka'-Themed Album, Shares Cover Of 'Pure Imagination' [LISTEN]

Genres 15:35PM EDT

Weirdo funk-metal trio Primus has announced its eighth studio album, a tribute to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory titled Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, which will be out on October 21 and is currently available for pre-order. The album will be the Primus' first since 1995's Tales from the Punchbowl to feature its classic line-up of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander.READ MORE

Fall Out Boy

6 Bands Whose Bassist is the Most Famous Member: Pink Floyd, Fall Out Boy, and more

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Not to diminish the talents and important role of bassists in any way, but how often is the bassist the most recognizable member of a band? The singer and guitarist get plenty of recognition, but the bassist is usually stuck right outside the spotlight. However, the bassists in these six bands break this trend by being the most famous member.READ MORE

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