Les Claypool is a popular musician from the USA who is the lead singer of the band called Primus. He is an actor, songwriter, and composer. He has released music with many other bands. His musical style includes slapping, strumming, tapping, and flamenco. Claypool has been associated with bands like Oysterhead and Colonel Les Claypool. Here is a quick summary of Les Claypool’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Early Life & Biography
Leslie Edward Claypool was born in Richmond, California on 29 September 1963. He spent his childhood n El Sobrante, California.
He was influenced to music by artists like John Paul Jones, The Residents, Tony Levin, Paul McCartney, Larry Graham, and Geezer Butler.
Les Claypool has been successfully married to Cheney Claypool since 1995. They have two children named Cage Oliver and Lena Tallulah. The family lives in Sonoma County, California.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1984, Les Claypool founded the band Primate. It was later renamed as Primus. The band released its first album ‘Frizzle Fry’ in 1990. In the ‘90s, the band released the albums ‘’ Sailing the Seas of Cheese’, ‘Pork Soda’, ‘Tales from the Punchbowl’, ‘Brown Album’, and Antipop’.
In the 2010s, Primus released ‘Green Naugahyde’, ‘Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble’, and ‘The Desaturating Seven’. They have also released four EPs, one live album, one compilation album, and seven video albums.
Some of the singles of the band include “My Name is Mud”, “N.I.B.”, “Me Llamo Mud”, “Shake Hands with Beef”, Making Plans for Nigel”, and “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”. They have also done many concert tours.
As a solo artist, Claypool released the album ‘Highball with the Devil’ in 1996. He has also released ‘Of Whales and Woe’ in 2006. He later teamed up with Stewart Copeland and Trey Anastasio to form Oysterhead. He then released ‘The Grand Pecking Order’ in 2001.
In 2000, he formed the experimental rock group called Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade. This group released the albums ‘Live Frogs Set 1’, ‘Live Frogs Set 2’, and ‘Purple Onion’.
Claypool has also formed Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains in 2002. Their album ‘The Big Eyeball in the Sky’ became available in 2004. The group has also released two compilations.
Les Claypool is the winner of the Maverick Movie Awards in 2009 in the category of “Best Soundtrack: Feature”. He has been nominated three times for the Grammy Awards, once each in 1995, 2013, and 2016. Along with Rush, he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2010.
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Les Claypool is about $18 million. The musician has made this net worth by releasing a number of albums with several groups in his career. He has released commercially successful albums with Primus. He is the author of the book ‘South of the Pumphouse’. He has also made the movie ‘Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo’. Additionally, he guest appeared in ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’.
Les Claypool has done many endeavors in his career. He is a very talented individual who can sing and also compose music. Throughout his career, he has influenced many others in the field of music.