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Primus + Puscifer Drummer Tim Alexander Undergoes Successful Open Heart Surgery

Primus and Puscifer drummer Tim Alexander underwent successful open heart surgery Monday and is said to be recovering.

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Tim Alexander, Drummer for Primus + Puscifer, Suffers Heart Attack

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.

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Kid Covers Primus’ ‘Golden Boy’ on Bass – Best of YouTube

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!'

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Primus Frontman Les Claypool Mourns the Death of His Nephew

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.

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Les Claypool’s Pachyderm Bass Raises $50K for Ailing Nephew

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.

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Primus’ Les Claypool Thanks Fans For Bidding on Bass Auction Benefiting Ailing Nephew

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.

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Primus Frontman Les Claypool Offers Rare Bass for Auction to Benefit Ailing Nephew

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.

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Primus Promise 3D Head Trip for Fall 2012 Tour

Primus tend to put on interesting shows as is, but this fall Les Claypool and company are pulling out the stops on a tour the singer/bassist says is "for the head."

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Primus Firm Up 2012 Tour Dates

Primus have filled out their 2012 dance card and have announced their North American tour plans for late spring / early summer as well as a string of shows in Europe kicking off this week.

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Primus’ Les Claypool Says Band ‘Wasn’t Fun Anymore’ in the Late-‘90s

When Les Claypool decided to resurrect Primus and put out the band's first full-length in 11 years with, ‘Green Naugahyde,’ out last September, Primus fans jumped to their feet in celebration. After all, back in the late-‘90s, it seemed as if Primus’ days were over for good.

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