Les Claypool Bio, age, Family, Wife Children, Songs, Albums, Net Worth

Les Claypool Biography

Les Claypool real name Leslie Edward Claypool is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, author, director, and actor born September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, and was raised in El Sobrante, California, in a working-class family of auto mechanics. He’s best known as the Primus rock band’s founder, lead singer, bassist, primary songwriter, and only continuous member. His bass play style is famous for mixing tapping, flamenco-like strumming, whammy bar bends, and slapping.

Les Claypool

Claypool also produced his solo releases from his own studio, Rancho Relaxo, and engineered them. A full-length feature film, Electric Apricot, written and directed by Claypool, and his debut novel South of the Pumphouse were released in 2006. For the adult animated television series Robot Chicken and South Park, he wrote and performed the theme songs.

Les Claypool Family

Les was raised in El Sobrante, California, in a working-class family of auto mechanics.

Les Claypool Wife

Les has married Chaney Claypool and they live near Occidental, California with their two children.

Les Claypool Children

Les has two children, a daughter by the name  Lena Tallulah Claypool and son Cage Oliver Claypool.

How Old Is Les Claypool

Les is 55 years old born 29 September 1963.

Les Claypool Net Worth

Les has a net worth of $15 million.

Les Claypool Bass | Les Claypool Bass Guitar

  • Seven Carl Thompson basses:
    • Main Walnut fretted 4-string
    • Multi-wood fretless 6-string Rainbow Bass
    • Maple fretted 4-string (backup for the walnut 4-string)
    • Ebony fretted 4-string
    • Fretless 4-string
    • Fretted 6-string
    • Walnut fretted 4-string (replica of the original)
  • At least two Fender Jazz Basses (only used occasionally)
  • Kramer bass
  • Rickenbacker 4001 bass
  • Semi-acoustic Eko bass
  • Zeta electric upright bass
  • Kay upright bass
  • NS Design electric upright bass
  • Tune fretless six-string bass (used primarily before he got the Carl Thompson Rainbow Bass)
  • The Whamola bass
  • A Goldtone Bass Banjo, a 4 stringed combination between a bass and a banjo
  • Michael Kelly Bayou 4 Resonator Bass (Modified, with an EMG pickup installed)
  • Pachyderm Bass (4 string)

Primus Les Claypool

Primus is a San Francisco, California-based American rock band currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander. Primus formed with Claypool and guitarist Todd Huth in 1984, later joined by drummer Jay Lane, although the latter two left the band in late 1988. Primus recorded their debut Suck on This in 1989 with LaLonde and Alexander, followed by four studio albums: Frizzle Fry, Seas of Cheese Sailing, Pork Soda, and Punchbowl Tales.

Les Claypool Music Groups | Les Claypool Bands

  • Primus
  • Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade
  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium
  • Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains
  • Oysterhead
  • Blind Illusion
  • Les Claypool’s Fancy Band

Les Claypool Metallica

Metallica is a heavy metal band from the United States. The band was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield in Los Angeles, California, and has been based for most of its career in San Francisco, California. The fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship of the group made them, along with Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer, one of the founding “big four” thrash metal bands.

The current lineup of Metallica includes founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longstanding lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bass player Robert Trujillo. Former members of the band are guitarist Dave Mustaine and bass players Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted.

Les Claypool And Sean Lennon | Les Claypool Lennon Delirium | Les Claypool Lennon

The Claypool Lennon Delirium is an American psychedelic rock band, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, known for his work on Primus, and guitarist/vocalist Sean Lennon.

Les Claypool Albums

Studio albums

  1. 1990 Frizzle Fry
  2. 1991 Sailing the Seas of Cheese
  3. 1993 Pork Soda
  4. 1995 Tales from the Punchbowl
  5. 1997 Brown Album
  6. 1999 Antipop
  7. 2011 Green Naugahyde
  8. 2014 Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble
  9. 2017 The Desaturating Seven

Video albums

  1. 1992 Cheesy Home Video
  2. 1998 Horrible Swill: A Tawdry Look at Primus on the Road in 1998
  3. 2003 Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People
  4. 2004 Hallucino-Genetics: Live 2004
  5. 2006 Blame It on the Fish: An Abstract Look at the 2003 Primus Tour de Fromage

Les Claypool Solo

  • 1997 Jul Primus – Brown Album
  • 1998 Aug Primus – Rhinoplasty (EP)
  • 1999 Apr Buckethead – Monsters and Robots (Claypool features on and co-wrote 6 of the 13
  • tracks)
  • 1999 Oct Primus – Antipop
  • 2001 Apr Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade – Live Frogs Set 1 (live album)
  • 2001 Jul Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade – Live Frogs Set 2 (live album)
  • 2001 Oct Oysterhead – The Grand Pecking Order
  • 2002 Sep The Les Claypool Frog Brigade – Purple Onion
  • 2003 Oct Primus – Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People (EP/DVD set)
  • 2004 Sep Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains – The Big Eyeball in the Sky
  • 2006 Jun Les Claypool – Of Whales and Woe
  • 2006 Oct Primus – They Can’t All Be Zingers (greatest hits compilation album)
  • 2008 Mar Electric Apricot – Quest for Festeroo (soundtrack) (Claypool features on and co-
  • wrote 5 of the 12 tracks)
  • 2009 Mar Les Claypool – Of Fungi and Foe
  • 2010 Aug Primus – June 2010 Rehearsal (EP)
  • 2011 Sep Primus – Green Naugahyde
  • 2014 Feb Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang – Four Foot Shack
  • 2014 Oct Primus – Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble
  • 2016 Jun The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Monolith of Phobos
  • 2017 Aug The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Lime and Limpid Green
  • 2017 Sep Primus – The Desaturating Seven
  • 2018 Aug Beanpole – All My Kin
  • 2019 Feb The Claypool Lennon Delirium – South of Reality

Guest appearances

  • 1999 – Phonopsycograph Disk – Live @ Slim’s / Turbulence Chest (additional bass on 8 of the 12 tracks)
  • 2002 – Fishbone – Fishbone and the Familyhood Nextperience Present: The Friendliest Psychosis of All (bass on track 1)
  • 2002 – Gov’t Mule – The Deep End, Volume 2 (bass and vocals on the tracks “Greasy Granny’s Gopher Gravy” and “Drivin’ Rain”)
  • 2003 – Gov’t Mule – The Deepest End, Live In Concert (bass and vocals on the tracks “Greasy Granny’s Gopher Gravy” and “Drivin’ Rain”)
  • 2004 – Tom Waits – Real Gone (on the tracks “Hoist That Rag”, “Shake It” and “Baby Gonna Leave Me”)
  • 2004 – Jack Irons – Attention Dimension (on the Pink Floyd cover “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”)
  • 2005 – Adrian Belew – Side One (on the tracks “Ampersand”, “Writing on the Wall” and “Matchless Man”)
  • 2005 – Gabby La La – Be Careful What You Wish For… (bass and percussion throughout)
  • 2005 – Mat Callahan – A Wild Bouquet (on the track “I See the Light”)
  • 2006 – Adrian Belew – Side Three (on the tracks “Whatever” and “Men in Helicopters v4.0”)
  • 2006 – Tom Waits – Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards (on the track “On The Road”)
  • 2008 – Zach Hill – Astrological Straits (on the track “Astrological Straits”)
  • 2009 – Vinyl – Fogshack Music Volume Two (on the tracks “Jelly James Jam”, “Le Colonel”, “Benthos” and “Le Colonel Part Deux”)
  • 2011 – Hank Williams III – Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town (on the tracks “Ghost to a Ghost” and “With the Ship”)
  • 2011 – Tom Waits – Bad as Me (on the track “Satisfied”)
  • 2013 – Beats Antique – A Thousand Faces: Act 1 (bass and vocals on the track “Beezlebub”)
  • 2016 – Death Grips – “More Than The Fair

Les Claypool Duo De Twang

Duo de Twang is a country music duo formed in 2012. It features Primus bass guitarist Les Claypool and M.I.R.V. guitarist Bryan Kehoe, who is Claypool’s friend since high school.

Les Claypool Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken is an American stop motion sketch TV series created and produced together with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root for Adult Swim by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Many of the voices are also given by the writers, especially Green. Former writers for the popular action figure hobbyist magazine ToyFare were Senreich, Goldstein, and Root. An Annie Award and six Emmy Awards were won by Robot Chicken. He wrote and performed the theme songs for the adult animated television series.

Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.