News

Original Primus line-up plans first album since ’95

Original Primus line-up plans first album since ’95

NEW MUSIC:Les Claypool and his Primus bandmates are releasing new music for the first time in nearly 20 years. Photo: Associated Press

The original Primus line-up will release its first album since 1995 later this year.

Les Claypool and his co-founders will release “Primus and the Chocolate Factory” on Oct. 21. The album will be a remake of the soundtrack to the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

Claypool says he was just looking for an excuse to wear a purple velvet waistcoat and a brown top hat for the next 18 months.

Claypool says that film was very influential to him musically and he’s always wanted to work a cover of “The Candyman” into Primus sets.

He says they plan to sell Primus chocolate bars on the tour, which begins Oct. 22 outside Philadelphia.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Black Sabbath rocker Geezer Butler arrested in bar brawl

Fresh
geezerbutler

The bassist was arrested on suspicion of battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.

in Music

Fall Out Boy on top of Billboard album chart

Fresh
falloutboy

The rockers topped the weekly album chart for the third time, holding off Taylor Swift's mega-selling "1989."

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Teacher’s ‘Uptown Funk’ dance gets an A+

Updated
21-overlay2

A theater teacher at a Dallas high school proves he - and his students - have got some serious moves.

in Weird

‘Zombie’ or miracle, cat claws his way back from the dead

zombiecat

A cat in Florida surfaced five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead.

in Weird

Police: Man goes out on a limb to hide drugs

cocaineleg

Police say a man hid a stash of cocaine inside his prosthetic leg.