Danny Carey has just been confirmed to play drums for Primus during a handful of September U.S. tour dates.
Primus have made a few minor changes in their touring schedule to accommodate the recovery of drummer Tim 'Herb' Alexander.
The classic Primus lineup of Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Lalonde and drummer Tim 'Herb' Alexander is set to release a new album in the fall.
Primus and Puscifer drummer Tim Alexander underwent successful open heart surgery Monday and is said to be recovering.
Veteran rock drummer Tim Alexander, a longtime member of Primus and key contributor to Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer project, has suffered a heart attack.
We all know that Les Claypool has some freak-like talent on the bass, but so does this kid! Primus are a downright eclectic and unpredictable band, incorporating avant-garde and jazz-fusion elements into their own personal brand of rock music. Watch as this kid tears up the song 'Golden Boy!'
Primus frontman Les Claypool is sad to report that his nephew Matthew has passed away after struggling with Infant's leukemia for the past two years. The bassist-singer brought Matthew's struggle to light last year when auctioning off one of his basses to raise funds to help offset his brother's family's mounting medical costs.
How much is a prize item like one of Les Claypool's basses worth to you? Now add in the fact that he's auctioning it off for his ailing two-year-old nephew who is suffering from a rare form of infant leukemia. After putting the bass on the block, the Primus leader found out just how much it could get, as the auction just ended with the winning bid going for $50,599.99.
A couple of days ago, it was announced that Primus bassist/singer Les Claypool would be auctioning off a rare prototype of his Pachyderm bass to benefit his two-year-old nephew, Matthew. Claypool's nephew is suffering from a rare form of infant leukemia and is undergoing bone marrow treatment. With the medical costs rising, Claypool is putting his bass up for auction on eBay to help pay for Matthew's treatment.
It is not uncommon for rockers to step up and help out those in need, but when that someone is family, it takes on even more meaning for the musicians. That's what is happening at the moment for Primus bassist/singer Les Claypool, who is parting with one of his prize basses in order to help out his nephew.