Stefan Burnett

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

Buzz 09:08AM EDT

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

Sean Lennon

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

Buzz 21:20PM EDT

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

Les Claypool

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

Les Claypool (left) and Larry LaLonde of Primus.

Primus Offers Golden Vinyl Version of New 'Willy Wonka'-Inspired Album, with Free Concert Entry for Life to The Five Winners

Buzz 09:36AM EDT

Primus has already generated plenty of publicity (or about as much publicity as a band like Primus can generate) for its forthcoming album Primus and the Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble. As you can guess, the album will take much of its inspiration from the classic film Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (and not the newer, Tom Burton version, as frontman Les Claypool has emphasized). The band will be running a contest in conjunction with the release, and an appropriate one at that.READ MORE

Les Claypool

'Primus and the Chocolate Factory': There's One Person Les Claypool Hopes Doesn't Hate the New Album

Buzz 11:41AM EDT

The decision to create an entire concept album based on "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" was not a hasty one. The project began as a cover of one song — "Candy Man" — and mushroomed into a New Year's show theme before becoming "Primus and the Chocolate Factory," due Oct. 21. In the end, Les Claypool hopes there is one person who does not hat the new album.READ MORE

Les Claypool of Primus

Primus Release 'Golden Ticket' From Forthcoming Willy Wonka Album [LISTEN]

Genres 14:56PM EDT

Primus gave the world their creepy cover of "Pure Imagination" last month, and now they've dipped back into the cookie jar to release another cut from Primus & The Chocolate Factory (due Oct. 21).READ MORE

The Simpsons

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

Exclusives 11:50AM EDT

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

Les Claypool of Primus

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

Sammy Davis, Jr. - 'The Candy Man' (1972)

10 Artists Who Have Covered Songs From 'Willy Wonka': Mariah Carey, Sammy Davis, Jr., And More

Exclusives 10:35AM EDT

Earlier this week, Primus announced the release of its next album Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, a full-length tribute to the cult classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The first track from the album that band shared was a cover of the Willy Wonka classic "Pure Imagination," which got us thinking about other artists who have covered songs from the film. Here are ten more covers of Willy Wonka songs. (Most of them are "Pure Imagination," since that's the best song in the film and everyone loves singing it.)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

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13 Album Covers That Literally Represent The Title: Led Zeppelin, Rush, And More

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Though an album's title and artwork should usually complement one another, it's not often that you see an album title that is pretty much describing the cover itself. Here are thirteen album covers that literally represent the title.READ MORE

Fall Out Boy

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

Exclusives 18:49PM EDT

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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