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Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool is a bassist and lead singer, best known for his work with the musical group Primus. Born on September 29, 1963, in Richmond, California, Claypool's mastery of the electric bass has brought him into the spotlight with his funky, creative playing style. Though he cites bass virtuoso Geddy Lee of Rush and the experimental group The Residents as his greatest influences, Claypool is known to use various styles in his playing, Claypool mixes finger-tapping, flamenco-like strumming… read more

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  • favorite bassist
  • "Experimental"
  • Hear 6 of my favorite Les Claypool songs here:
  • The Duo De Twang album is great.
  • Yex
    I was at the Duo de Twang show in Seattle, too. Amazing music and great stage banter (as per usual)!
  • Just saw Les Claypool at Neptune Theatre in Seattle. Holy shit they rocked!
  • Les Claypool certainly has listened to Klaus Nomi
  • He sails the seas of cheese.
  • Les is hands down the most incredible and creative bassist around. He can truly slap dat bass.
  • The bass-guitar was invented for Les Claypool He does stuff wiith his axe that no one thought possible! Inspirational. Awesome. Les Rocks

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