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Friday Aug 22 | Cape Cod Times

A rejuvenated Fishbone

No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani says they were "the band that gave us the inspiration to be a band."


Related Topix: Fishbone, Pop/Rock, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Hot Chicks, The Roots, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

Friday Aug 22 | Bangor Daily News

Arcade Fire accept #IceBucketChallenge at Bangor show

The Ice Bucket Challenge craze to promote ALS awareness has shown no signs of slowing, and Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry is one of the latest participants.


Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Pop/Rock

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Rush is a Band

Geddy Lee accepts Les Claypool's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

A couple of days ago , Primus bassist and Rush friend Les Claypool nominated Geddy Lee for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in this video .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Barenaked Ladies

Wed Aug 20, 2014

This Week Community News

Fischer's Fab Five

Columbus Recreation and Parks Rhythm on the River concerts will host legendary gospel music singer Mavis Staples at the Riverfront Amphitheater on Friday, Aug. 22. Staples began her career with the seminal musical family group the Staples Singers and has blazed her own trail in gospel, rhythm and blues and even jazz through her six decades as a ... (more)


Related Topix: Blues, Mavis Staples, Friday, Pop/Rock

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Les Claypool & Dave Grohl Accept Ice Bucket Challenge

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral and has raised well over $10 million for the fight against ALS.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Sat Aug 16, 2014


Drummer of 'Tool' Danny Carey to fill in for Primus in September

The band Primus will have a fill in drummer for some upcoming concert dates according to Rolling Stone .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Tool


Exclusive: Primus' Les Claypool Talks Woodstock '94, 20 Years Later

Twenty-five years after Woodstock set the tone for future rock festivals to come and arguably changed a generation, Gen X attempted to make lightning strike twice in Upstate New York with Woodstock '94.


Related Topix: Woodstock, NY, Pop/Rock, Green Day, Punk, Joe Cocker

Thu Aug 14, 2014


Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Primus / Tool, Becky G, John Mellencamp

Taylor Swift appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday and confirmed reports that she'll perform at the 2014 MTV VMAs on Sunday, August 24. This will mark her fourth time as a performer on the awards show.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Becky G, Tool, Celebrities, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Country, Hot Chicks


Tool's Danny Carey to Play With Primus in September

Tool drummer Danny Carey will sit in on a handful of Primus dates in September while the band's original drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander, continues to recover from open heart surgery following a heart attack last month.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Tool, Music, Entertainment

Wed Aug 13, 2014


In Session: Les Claypool's Duo De Twang to appear at The Intersection

Few musicians have had a career as prolific and diverse as Les Claypool, who in addition to fronting metal act Primus for three decades, released volumes of solo work, has worked as a producer, actor, and director, and even recorded the theme song for South Park.


Related Topix: The Twang, Country, Pop/Rock, The Bee Gees

Fri Aug 08, 2014


Full Show Friday | Primus At Woodstock 1994

In 1994, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival, the event's promoters threw another huge festival that brought many of the top acts of the day as well as a handful of bands that played the original Woodstock to a large field in Saugerties, NY.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Saugerties, NY, Metal, Metallica

Tue Aug 05, 2014


Cliff Burton, Geddy Lee And Flea Named In Top Bass Poll [News]

Geddy Lee , Les CLaypool , Cliff Burton and Flea have been named in a poll of the best bassists ever.


Related Topix: Flea, Pop/Rock, Hard-Rock, Black Sabbath, Funk, Bootsy Collins, Kiss

Mon Aug 04, 2014


Les Claypool Auctioning Off Pachyderm Bass For Charity

If you've always wanted to own a bass played by Primus front man Les Claypool , here's your chance.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Leukemia, Health