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American Musician

Les Claypool

  • Sep 29, 1963 (age 55)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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2016
Ride with Norman Reedus
TV ShowJun 12, 2016

Ride with Norman Reedus

Ride with Norman Reedus is …
Ride with Norman Reedus is an American travel series that premiered on AMC on June 12, 2016. The series follows actor and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus where he and a guest of the week travel across a different destination on a motorcycle while exploring the city's biker culture and checking out various locales.
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Nomination2016

Best Surround Sound Album

Nominated for "Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble".
Grammy Award
2014
The Murders of Brandywine Theater
MovieApr 18, 2014

The Murders of Brandywine Theater

A depressed, small-town …
A depressed, small-town ventriloquist named Henry (Dian Bachar of Southpark, Baseketball) finally comes out of his shell when his puppet 'Moxxy' (voiced by Les Claypool of Primus fame) ...
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TripTank
TV ShowApr 2, 2014

TripTank

TripTank is an American adult animated television series …
TripTank is an American adult animated television series which premiered April 2, 2014 on Comedy Central. The show is made up of various sketches, portrayed by multiple animation styles and writers. Although no direct correlation exists between the different stories, a continued theme of dark satire prevails throughout.
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2013
Nomination2013

Best Surround Sound Album

Nominated for "Sailing the Seas of Cheese".
Grammy Award
Nomination2013

Best Surround Sound Album

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album.
Grammy Award
2009
SongMar 17, 2009

Red State Girl
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SongMar 17, 2009

Booneville Stomp
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Of Fungi and Foe
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AlbumMar 17, 2009

Of Fungi and Foe

Of Fungi and Foe is the second solo album by Les Claypool. …
Of Fungi and Foe is the second solo album by Les Claypool. The album was released on the March 17, 2009. The album featured Eugene Hütz, Paulo Baldi, Mike Dillon, Lapland Miclovik, Sam Bass, Cage Claypool, and Bryonn Bain.
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2008
Pig Hunt
MovieJul 31, 2008

Pig Hunt

When John takes his San Francisco friends to his …
When John takes his San Francisco friends to his deceased uncle's remote ranch to hunt wild pigs, it seems like a typical guys weekend with guns - despite the presence of John's sexy ...
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2006
Blame It on the Fish
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MovieOct 17, 2006

Blame It on the Fish

Blame It on the Fish: An Abstract Look at the 2003 Primus …
Blame It on the Fish: An Abstract Look at the 2003 Primus Tour de Fromage is a DVD by Primus that was released on October 17, 2006. It was directed by Matthew J. Powers and produced by Powers Philms and Frizzle Fry Inc. This DVD contains 70 minutes of the movie, 90 minutes of extras and interviews taken from Primus' 2003 Tour de Fromage. It also shows random clips between songs and interviews. The title of the DVD stems from an incident in the film where drummer Tim Alexander successfully performs after getting food poisoning from bad fish at a restaurant.
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Of Whales and Woe
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AlbumMay 30, 2006

Of Whales and Woe

Of Whales And Woe is a solo album by Les Claypool, the …
Of Whales And Woe is a solo album by Les Claypool, the bassist/vocalist of Primus. The album was released on the May 30, 2006. The album features Skerik (saxophonist of the Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade), Mike Dillon (percussionist, also of the Frog Brigade), and Gabby La La (multi-instrumentalist). "Back off Turkey" also features Les' children, Cage and Lena. The track "Iowan Gal" is a love song for his wife, Chaney Claypool.
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SongMay 30, 2006

Iowan Gal
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SongMay 30, 2006

Phantom Patriot
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SongMay 30, 2006

Rumble of the Diesel
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SongMay 30, 2006

Of Whales and Woe
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SongMay 30, 2006

One Better
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2003
AV Squad
TV ShowOct 10, 2003

AV Squad

AV Squad is National Lampoon's alternative music magazine, …
AV Squad is National Lampoon's alternative music magazine, interview and live performance program. The show's purpose is to expose new music and artists through lighthearted comedic ...
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
TV ShowJan 26, 2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created …
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and broadcast on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, 2003 at Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California as part of ABC's lead-out programming for Super Bowl XXXVII. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is produced by Jackhole Productions in association with ABC Studios. Having aired for more than twice as long as either The Dick Cavett Show (1969–1975) or Politically Incorrect (1997–2002), it is the longest running late-night talk show on the network.
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2002
Purple Onion
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AlbumSep 24, 2002

Purple Onion

Purple Onion is the only studio album by The Les Claypool …
Purple Onion is the only studio album by The Les Claypool Frog Brigade, released on September 24, 2002. It followed two live releases by the band, and is the first release of the Frog Brigade's original compositions. While the Brigade regulars are consistent on much of the record such as Jay Lane, Eenor Wildeboar, Skerik and new percussionist Mike "Tree Frog" Dillon, many special guests appear on the album as well. Guests on multiple tracks include Ben Barnes and Sam Bass (then both from Deadweight). "D's Diner," a tribute to a Sebastopol, California restaurant, features sitar player Gabby La La in addition to the triple-bass onslaught of Claypool, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and Lonnie Marshall (Weapon of Choice). Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band) adds slide guitar on the "Buzzards of Green Hill" and Fish Fisher (Fishbone drummer) guests on "Whamola." "Whamola" was a live show staple named after the unique instrument Les employs—a one-string bass played with a drumstick. The song later appeared as a remix for the theme of South Park Season 10. "Barrington Hall" is a tribute to the UC Berkeley student housing known in the 1960s-1980s for counterculture. Purple Onion was released on vinyl for the first time on November 24, 2009.
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Rising Low
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MovieMar 10, 2002

Rising Low

Rising Low is Mike Gordon's second feature film – a …
Rising Low is Mike Gordon's second feature film – a documentary based on the life and death of Gov't Mule bassist Allen Woody and the making of a double-disc tribute album featuring a host of legendary bass players. Throughout the film, Gordon interviews Woody's family and bandmates and also discusses the philosophy and technique of bass playing with a number of the instrument's legends, including Chris Squire, Les Claypool, John Entwistle, Flea, Bootsy Collins, Mike Watt, Roger Glover and others.
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2001
Live Frogs: Set 2
AlbumAug 7, 2001

Live Frogs: Set 2

Live Frogs: Set 2 released.
Live Frogs: Set 1
AlbumApr 10, 2001

Live Frogs: Set 1

Live Frogs: Set 1 released.
1998
Primus: Videoplasty
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MovieDec 29, 1998

Primus: Videoplasty

Primus Videoplasty is a feature length Live Performance …
Primus Videoplasty is a feature length Live Performance Video of Les Claypool, Brain and Larry LaLonde. The live concert was filmed at Petaluma's Phoenix Theater and includes a live guitar appearance by Buckethead. The Video includes classic Band Touring moments and other behind the scenes of the the Band while making of their music videos. Includes recording with Tom Waits and some animation by Les Claypool.
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1997
Behind the Music
TV ShowAug 17, 1997

Behind the Music

Behind the Music is a documentary television series on VH1. …
Behind the Music is a documentary television series on VH1. Each episode profiles and interviews a popular musical artist or group. The program examines the beginning of their career, their road to success and the hardships they may have encountered.
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South Park
TV ShowAug 13, 1997

South Park

South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by …
South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for the Comedy Central television network. The show revolves around four boys—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—and their exploits in and around the titular Colorado town. Much like The Simpsons, South Park uses a very large ensemble cast of recurring characters. It became infamous for its profanity and dark, surreal humor that satirizes a wide range of topics towards a mature audience. Parker and Stone developed the show from The Spirit of Christmas, two consecutive animated shorts. The latter became one of the first Internet viral videos, ultimately leading to South Park's production.
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1996
Highball with the Devil
AlbumAug 27, 1996

Highball with the Devil

Highball with the Devil is a …
Highball with the Devil is a studio album by Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel, released in 1996. "Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel" is Claypool's first solo effort. In addition to his usual bass guitar and vocals, he also plays most of the drums and some guitar. He also self produced and engineered the album at his own studio, "Rancho Relaxo". Credited musicians include Charlie Hunter on guitar for "Me and Chuck;" Marc "Mirv" Haggard on guitar on songs such as "El Sobrante Fortnight" and "Hendershot," as well as on the saw for "Precipitation"; Adam "Bob Cock" Gates on vocal; Jay Lane on drums; and Henry Rollins narrating "Delicate Tendrils."
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1995
Cheney Claypool
Marriage1995

Cheney Claypool

Married Cheney Claypool.
1994
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
TV ShowApr 15, 1994

Space Ghost Coast to Coast

Space Ghost Coast to Coast …
Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an American adult animated parody talk show, created by Mike Lazzo and hosted by the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Space Ghost. Though the original 1960s series aired as a standard Hanna-Barbera Saturday-morning superhero cartoon, Space Ghost Coast to Coast was a reboot of the series intended for adults, reinterpreted as a surreal spoof talk show and produced using the original artwork. The first two seasons were presented as a serious talk show with subdued jokes, while the later seasons relied more on surrealism, non-sequitur, and parody.
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1991
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
MovieJul 19, 1991

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

The world of our distant …
The world of our distant future is a veritable utopia, thanks to the lyrics of two simple-minded 20th Century rock and rollers, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan. However, a would-be conquerer threatens to throw history off-track by sending "most non-non-heinous" evil robot Bill and Teds back to kill their good counterparts. Finding themselves dead, the boys must outwit the Grim Reaper and traverse Heaven and Hell to return to the land of the living, rescue their "babes" and have a "most triumphant" concert at the all-important Battle of the Bands.
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1963
Les Claypool
BirthSeptember 1963

Les Claypool

Les Claypool was born.
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