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Les Claypool's strange frequencies

Les Claypool's strange frequencies

If you've seen Les Claypool wearing a lobster suit in Primus' 2011 music video for the song "Tragedy's A'Comin'," you know the frontman is a genius of weird, and a goofball. But if you're a die-hard fan of the funk-metal trio, you've known that since the early '90s.

During a phone interview from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the first stop on the band's 3-D-enhanced tour, Claypool showed his dry sense of humor remains.

"We're in uber-3-D," Claypool explains. "I was actually wearing my 3-D glasses all around yesterday, 'cause I forgot I had them on. Even that's a bit of an experience."

The 49-year-old musician is known to wear steampunk-inspired...

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