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Les Claypool of Primus on performing at Rush's Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Mon, Jun 6, 2011@5:08PM | comments

Les Claypool of Primus was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Examiner regarding the upcoming release of the band's first album in 11 years - Green Naugahyde. Claypool got on the subject of his performance of The Spirit of Radio at Rush's Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony last year and had this to say:

... “And it’s funny, because I don’t get nervous really,” said the perpetually garrulous Claypool. “The things I get nervous about are strange things, like hanging out at my kid’s school with all the parents. But that Rush thing I was really nervous about — we played ‘Spirit Of Radio’ with cello, vibraphone and marimba, and I said a little speech, and I actually kinda croaked a bit during the speech. And that’s just not like me. But it was certainly strange playing in front of what looked like a society crowd. And the Rush guys! It was like everyone was wearing a monocle or something!” ...

Thanks to Power Windows for the heads up.