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Primus Brave Rain and Mud at Mountain Jam 2013

Mountain Jam Primus
Paul Brasil

Primus are an anomaly. It’s amazing, after all these years, how fully the sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids and dweebies have accepted the band’s brazenly bizarro and wholly uncategorizable sound. Headlining Thursday night at Mountain Jam 2013, Les Claypool and the gang played to a giant throng of concertgoers braving the driving rain, growing puddles and bushels of mud.

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Primus Offering 3-D Experience on Spring North American Tour

Matt Carmichael, Getty Images

Primus have mapped out a spring North American tour that will find the veteran rockers performing two sets per night accompanied by 3-D visuals and a quadraphonic sound system -- elements that will combine to create what frontman Les Claypool has called "a really trippy" experience for fans. The trek kicks off March 8 in New Orleans and runs through a June 9 gig in North Tonawanda, N.Y. Along the way, they'll stop at the Bottle Rock, Mountain Jam and Niagara River Rocks festivals.

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Dean Ween + Primus’ Les Claypool Starring In Reality Show About Fishing

Les Claypool

According to a recent statement, Mickey Melchiondo – otherwise known as Dean Ween – is teaming up with Les Claypool, bassist for funk-metal mavens (and Mountain Jam 2013 performers) Primus, to star in a new reality series … about fishing. Who knew that these two artists shared a passion other than music?

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Primus Frontman Les Claypool’s Bass Sells for Over $50K on eBay

Les Claypool Noel Vasquez

A prototype of a bass designed by Les Claypool of Primus has sold for an astonishing $50,599.99 via auction on eBay.

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Primus to Embark on 3D Tour

Les Claypool
Justin Renney, Getty Images

3D films are all the rage these days, but who's to say that special effects can only be used in movies? San Francisco-based group Primus recently unveiled plans for their upcoming 3D tour in late 2012 -- the first tour of this kind since Kiss' Psycho Circus Tour back in 1998.

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Dave Matthews, Primus, Alabama Shakes + More Contribute to Water Crisis Benefit Album

Dave Matthews, Primus, Alabama Shakes
John Shearer, Justin Renney, Mike Lawrie

A range of rock acts, from been-a-thing-forever Primus, still-a-huge thing Dave Matthews, to just-became-a-thing Alabama Shakes, have contributed songs to 'Turn the Tide,' a charity album released as companion to 'Last Call at the Oasis,' a documentary investigating the global water crisis. Grab the record here for a donation of at least $1, and watch a trailer of the film below. 

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Primus to Headline Jam Fest ‘Gathering of the Vibes’

Les Claypool
Matt Carmichael, Getty Images

If you or someone you know has a critical vibe deficit, the 17th annual Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, Conn., will restore vibrations for all in attendance on July 19-22. Buy tickets here.

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