Watch “Precious Metals” Short Film Featuring Les Claypool (Primus) & Robert Trujillo (Metallica)

Les Claypool (Primus) and Robert Trujillo (Metallica) are featured in a new western-style short film titled “Precious Metals.” The film was directed by Claypool’s son Cage and presented by EMG. Notably, the clip ends with a bass battle between the two musicians. The film was released to promote Claypool‘s signature Pachyderm Gold EMG pickups.

Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Etc. Members To Pay Tribute To Alice In Chains At Museum Of Pop Culture’s Founders Award Ceremony

As previously reported, Alice In Chains are set to be honored with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture Founders Award during a virtual ceremony on December 1. Now, it has been revealed that members of Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and more will also be paying tribute to the band during the event.

In addition to Alice In Chains, the ceremony will feature the following performers:

  • Metallica
  • Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Korn
  • Ann Wilson (Heart)
  • Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Dave Navarro & Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Mad Season)
  • Mastodon
  • Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
  • Krist Novoselic (Giants In The Trees, ex-Nirvana)
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Soundgarden members with Tad Doyle & Mike McCready
  • Dallas Green (City And Colour)
  • Lily Cornell Silver (daughter of Chris Cornell and Susan Silver)
  • Fishbone
  • Liv Warfield
  • Chris DeGarmo (Queensrÿche)
  • Ayron Jones
  • Bill Herzog
  • Bubba Dupree
  • Eric + Encarnacion
  • Jennifer Johnson & Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees)
  • Maggie Björklund
  • Martin Feveyear
  • Nathan Yaccino
  • Shaina Shepherd

An all-star house band will also be taking part as well. The following artists are also expected to make appearances, but are not scheduled to perform:

  • Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
  • Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
  • Les Claypool (Primus)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (‘Iron Man‘, ‘Sherlock Holmes‘)
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.)
  • Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

Fans can RSVP for the event at mopop.org/foundersaward. The Museum Of Pop Culture’s executive director Alexis Lee commented:

“As our principal fundraiser, Founders Award is always a special event for MoPOP and we’re thrilled this year to honor Alice In Chains and provide free access to this magical evening fans around the world. We’re proud to call Alice In Chains hometown heroes but we know we share them with the world.

It’s a testament to their lasting impact that this talented group of musicians has come together to pay tribute to the band’s contributions to music and pop culture. We’re able to show the next generation of creators what’s possible through the funds raised at the event that support our youth development programs, our community engagement and access initiatives, and of course, the cutting-edge exhibitions people from around the world come to Seattle to enjoy.

While this entire night of exclusive performances is free to view for all, our hope is to raise $1 million to support the museum in this difficult and unprecedented year.”

Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell continued:

“It feels truly special to receive the MoPOP Founders Award in our home town of Seattle. It’s also humbling to be joined by so many of our friends, peers and heroes to rock some AIC tunes. I hope people watching enjoy the show as much as we did putting it together. A big hearty thanks to everyone who participated in making this virtual thing happen during these strange times. Music has the power to unite, heal and inspire. It is all of ours. Let’s continue to create and celebrate that which feeds the soul. Rawk on!”

Alice In Chains’ Sean Kinney added:

“When we got to make our first record, I thought, great, we will be able to make one record, do our thing and hope for the best. Now, 30 years later to get this award and still be touring and making music is the most amazing feeling. We are brothers with all of the craziness that goes with it. This is for Layne, Mike, and for all of us now. We can’t wait to get back out on the road once this hellish pandemic is behind us.”

Actor Jason Momoa Gets Lessons And Jams With Primus’ Les Claypool

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) recently got some bass lessons and jammed with Primus’ Les Claypool. You can see photos and footage of that in the below Instagram gallery:

[via The PRP]

Watch Tool, Primus, Mastodon, Coheed And Cambria, & Cave In Members Cover Rush’s “Anthem”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Rush’s “Anthem” with Claudio Sanchez (Coheed And Cambria), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Steve Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man), Les Claypool (Primus), and Danny Carey (Tool). You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Uhhh… Holy Moley. It’s Claudio Sanchez, Bill Kelliher, Les Claypool, Danny Carey, and Steve Brodsky covering a Rush song. We’re just as surprised as you are.

This is our 15th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

In lieu of taking money for this cover, all of the artists who participated will be donating their fees for this video to The Cancer Research Institute.”

Oysterhead (Primus, Etc.) Announce Chicago Shows

Oysterhead, the supergroup featuring Les Claypool (Primus), Trey Anastasio (Phish), and Stewart Copeland (The Police), will be performing at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL on April 22-23. Here’s their updated schedule:

04/17 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
04/18 Stanford, CA – Frost Amphitheater
04/22 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/23 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/24-26 Atlanta, GA – SweetWater 420 Fest
06/11 Manchester, TN – Bonaroo Music & Arts Festival
07/02-05 Scranton, PA – The Peach

Watch Footage From Oysterhead’s (Primus, Etc.) First Shows Since 2006

Oysterhead, the supergroup featuring Les Claypool (Primus), Trey Anastasio (Phish), and Stewart Copeland (The Police), played their first shows since 2006 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO on February 14-15. You can see fan-filmed footage from those concerts below:

Oysterhead (Primus, Etc.) Announce California Shows

Oysterhead, the supergroup featuring Les Claypool (Primus), Trey Anastasio (Phish), and Stewart Copeland (The Police), have announced a couple of California shows. Here’s their updated schedule:

02/14 Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center
02/15 Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center
04/17 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
04/18 Stanford, CA – Frost Amphitheater
04/24-26 Atlanta, GA – SweetWater 420 Fest
07/02-05 Scranton, PA – The Peach

Les Claypool (Primus) Shares New Animated Commercial For His “SeaPop” Drink

Les Claypool (Primus, etc.) has shared a new animated commercial for his “SeaPop” drink. You can check that out below:

Oysterhead (Primus, Etc.) Announce Reunion Shows

Oysterhead, the supergroup featuring Les Claypool (Primus), Trey Anastasio (Phish), and Stewart Copeland (The Police), have announced that they will be performing at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO on February 14-15. These shows will be the band’s first since 2006.

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Reveals Details For “Desert Sessions” Volumes 11 & 12

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has revealed the details for the latest installments in his “Desert Sessions” series. Volume 11, “Arrivederci Despair,” and Volume 12, “Tightwads & Nitwids & Critics & Heels,“ will be released on October 25 and they will feature members of Primus, ZZ Top, Royal Blood, etc.

Here’s the full list of guests:

  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint)
  • Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters)
  • Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
  • Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White)
  • Les Claypool (Primus)
  • Matt Sweeney
  • Matt Berry (‘What We Do In The Shadows‘, ‘Toast Of London‘)
  • Libby Grace
  • Töôrnst Hülpft

Here’s the track listing:

  • “Move Together” (lead vocal: Billy F. Gibbons)
  • “Noses In Roses Forever” (lead vocal: Joshua Homme)
  • “Far East For The Trees”
  • “If You Run” (lead vocal: Libby Grace)
  • “Crucifire” (lead vocal: Mike Kerr)
  • “Chic Tweetz” (vocals: Töôrnst Hülpft, Matt Berry)
  • “Something You Can’t See” (lead vocal: Jake Shears)
  • “Easier Said Than Done” (lead vocal: Joshua Homme)