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Les Claypool hints Primus touring with Slayer ; reminisces about getting busted with Kirk Hammett’s weed

Posted by on March 22, 2019

Photo by: Melinda Oswandel

Les Claypool was the latest guest on comedian Bill Burr’s podcast and revealed that Primus might be opening for Slayer on their final run.

“There’s another thing too that’s kind of a secret but maybe I can tell you now… So it looks like we’re confirmed, we’re gonna play the last, the very last run supporting Slayer‘s very last tour—Primus is… It’s starting at Madison Square Garden and ending at The Forum, that’s the rumor.”

During their chat, the bassist reminisced about having class with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.

“Kirk was in my algebra class with Mr. Kelly. Kirk had this dirty white t-shirt with big thick pop bottle glasses and he sat behind me divvying up dimebags and looking at guitar magazines. I remember, cause I would always be singing these songs and he would be like ‘Hey, Claypool, hey man, you want to come sing for my band?’ And I was too bashful to sing. I can barely sing now. So when it came down to it I couldn’t do it.”

Claypool also shared a story about how his dad found his stash of weed and ended up calling the cops over it. The cop on duty happened to be a friend of his dads and came over to intimidate him and to teach him a lesson. Claypool admitted that the weed was sold to him by none other than Hammett.

Check out the full episode below:

Here are the dates for Slayers upcoming tour with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse. Hopefully, Primus does end up joining the trek!

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