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Name: Les Claypool                                                                     
Birth name: Leslie Edward Claypool                                                     
Also known as Colonel Claypool                                                         
Born: 29 September 1963 Richmond, California, U.S.                                     
Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool (born September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, U.S.)   
is a singer, lyricist, bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, best known       
for his work with the alternative rock band Primus. Claypool's mastery of the         
electric bass has brought him into the spotlight with his funky, creative             
playing style. Claypool mixes finger-tapping, flamenco-like strumming, and a           
Larry Graham-like slap technique to develop his own unique style and has earned       
respect as one of rock's premier bass talents, becoming an influence for younger       
bassists in recent years.                                                             
Claypool has also self produced and engineered his solo releases from his own         
studio "Rancho Relaxo." In 2006 was the release of a full-length feature film         
Electric Apricot written and directed by Claypool as well as a debut novel South       
of the Pumphouse.