Les Claypool

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About Les Claypool

Whether it’s solo or with mutant-funk legends Primus or jam supergroup Oysterhead, virtuoso Les Claypool’s trailblazing style and unique vision have built a home for bass-nerds the whole world over. An expert at popping slap bass, he didn’t get a job replacing Cliff Burton in Metallica because he was “too good,” but his playing is only the tip of the iceberg. He’s a composer, author, filmmaker, and fisherman, and his relentless creativity has pushed him into every underpopulated corner of avant-garde and popular music. It’s nearly impossible to corner Claypool’s style, but he himself calls it the somehow appropriate “psychedelic polka.”

HOMETOWN
Richmond, CA, United States
BORN
September 29, 1963
GENRE
Rock

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