How much is Les Claypool worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 29, 1963|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Les Claypool
On September 29, 1963, in Richmond, California, a working-class family of auto mechanics welcomed Leslie Edward Claypool into the world. California’s El Sobrante is where he was raised. He started playing bass guitar at the age of 14, but he didn’t start a career in music until much later. After high school, he worked as a carpenter.
Midway through the 1980s, Claypool on bass, Todd Huth on guitar, and a number of drummers, most notably Jay Lane, formed Primus under the name “Primate.” Huth and Lane departed the band soon after to work on other projects, but Claypool remained. Guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander were used in their place by Claypool.
With Todd Huth on guitar and Jay Lane on drums, Claypool formed a short-lived alternative/funk rock band in 1988.
Primus was one of the most unusual bands to receive significant mainstream airplay between 1989 and 2000. They headlined Lollapalooza in 1993, appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1995, and even performed at Woodstock ’94, where they were doused in mud by the crowd after performing their Pork Soda hit “My Name Is Mud,” much to the band’s displeasure.
The Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode that featured the most famous guests on Cartoon Network in 1996 featured Claypool as a special guest star.
Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade is an experimental rock band that Claypool founded in May 2000. A band for the Mountain Aire Festival in Angels Camp, California, was requested from Claypool.
Tim Alexander, a former Primus drummer, and Larry LaLonde, a guitarist, joined forces with Claypool in the middle of 2003 to create the DVD/EP Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People. The band performed at a few festivals in 2008 after touring in 2006 on its Primus: The Beat a Dead Horse Tour.
Skerik, Mike Dillon, and Gabby La La made cameos on Claypool’s solo album, Of Whales and Woe, which was released in 2006.
South of the Pumphouse, Claypool’s debut novel, was published on July 1st, 2006 by Akashic Books. Following the publication of Of Whales and Woe, Claypool’s 2006 U.S. tour included sales of the book.
The wine-making endeavor Claypool Cellars, which he started in 2007, evolved into a small business. It uses grapes raised in California’s Russian River Valley to produce wine. His music inspired the names of the wines, which include “Purple Pachyderm” and “Pink Platypus.”
For the Wii game Mushroom Men, which was published in December 2008, Claypool wrote many tracks. Alexander succeeded Lane after he departed Primus a second time in 2013 to concentrate on his other band, RatDog, who were just coming out of hiatus. He appeared on the Death Grips song “More Than The Fairy” in May 2016.
The Desaturating Seven, an album by Primus, was released in 2017. It is based on a children’s book about a band of rainbow-eating goblins written by Italian author Ul de Rico. The majority of 2018 saw them on tour with Mastodon after that.