Les Claypool in Willie Wonka garb (Maria Ives for

Interview: Primus’ Les Claypool Talks Willy Wonka, Changing Drummers and the Jam Band Scene

We spoke to Claypool about the album, Primus’ latest drumming change and how jam bands reinvigorated his playing.


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Stream Primus’ Willy Wonka-Inspired New Album, ‘Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble’

Primus takes on the famous 1971 film with a new album from the band’s definitive lineup.


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Primus Drummer Tim Alexander Suffers Heart Attack, Has Successful Open Heart Surgery

Tim Alexander, the drummer for Primus and Puscifer, suffered a heart attack over the weekend, and today (July 21) he underwent an open-heart procedure today to remove a blockage that caused the initial attack.


Photo Credit: Maria Ives

Primus’ Les Claypool On Rush’s Rock Hall Induction

At the show-closing jam at last month’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, an unprecdented supergroup took the stage to perform Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads.” Among them Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart […]


Get Out Tonight: Primus Is Back

The Alt Rockers with big hits in the mid-90’s are back and loud and hilarious – it’s called funk metal comic fusion – (Rock ‘n Roll storytelling at it’s best) – at WaMu Theatre tonight.