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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 September 1963Richmond, California, USA
Birth NameLeslie Edward Claypool
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Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Les Claypool was born on September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, USA as Leslie Edward Claypool. He is known for his work on Robot Chicken (2005), Pig Hunt (2008) and Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007). He has been married to Cheney since 1995. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Cheney (1995 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Slap and Flemenco styles on bass

Trivia (5)

The original Primus members are Claypool, Jay Lane (drums) and Todd Huth (guitar). The side project band Sausage is a reunion of the original Primus members (who recorded the Primus demo "Sausage" before Lane and Huth left, hence the side project name).
Auditioned for bassist position in Metallica in 1986 after their previous bassist, Cliff Burton, was killed in a tour bus accident. Claypool didn't get the gig because his style was considered "too funky".
High-school friend of Metallica's Kirk Hammett.
(2003-) Touring with Primus after the 2 year break-up.
Lead Singer, Songwriter and Bassist for Alternative Music group "Primus"

Personal Quotes (1)

In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.

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