1. Primus Take on 'Willy Wonka' Songs For New Album & Tour With 'Classic' Lineup

    July 29, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Les Claypool also sips some haterade on Tim Burton's 'Willy Wonka' remake. In a very Flaming Lips-ian move, zany prog-rockers Primus have decided to dedicate an album, tour and band reunion to the 1971 culinary classic Willy Wonka an ...

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  3. Galactic, Funky METERS, Skrillex; Cloud 9's Mark Brown on A Decade of Jam Cruises

    May 07, 2012 3:00 PM EDT It's the tenth anniversary of Jam Cruise, the annual cruise around the Caribbean put on by Cloud 9 Adventures and featuring a lineup of some of the biggest names in the jam/funk/jazz/bluegrass communities. Jam Cruise 11 (the inaugural year fe ...

  4. DiFranco Roars Back On 'Reprieve'

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve," is both apt and ironic. The 35-year-old was forced off the road last year while recovering from extreme tendonitis in her wrists and han The title of veteran singer/songw ...

  5. 'Whale' Tales

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool brings forth a new solo album, "Of Whales and Woe," this week via his own Prawn Song label. The follow-up to 2002's "Purple Onion" was recorded in Claypool's home Primus bassist/voca ...

  6. Claypool Crafts A 'Whale' Of An Album

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool has put the finishing touches on a new solo album, "Of Whales and Woe," due May 30 via his own Prawn Song label. Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool has put the finishing touches on a new solo album, & ...

  7. Hunter, Previte Building Songs From Ground Up

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and electronic drummer Bobby Previte frequently play full-improvisation gigs at the Knitting Factory's Tap Room in New York when their touring schedules allow. ...

  8. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard c ...

  9. Claypool Peels Back The 'Purple Onion'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, "The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion," which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first Primus frontman Les Claypool has s ...

  10. Early Primus Albums Set For Reissue

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The out-of-print early works of Primus will get new life courtesy of frontman Les Claypool's Prawn Song label, which will on April 23 reissue both the band's debut live LP "Suck on This," and its firs The out-of-print early works ...