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Les Claypool

Les Claypool

Real/full name:
Leslie Edward Claypool
53 (born Sep 29th, 1963)
Place of origin:
United States (Richmond, California)


Claypool was born September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, but was raised in El Sobrante, California in a working class family with a history of working as auto mechanics. A close family friend, Rhys Hickman, taught him the basics of the slap bass technique, which he shortly mastered throughout his educational period. His early education included Collins Elementary School and De Anza High ...


Not to be confused with Lester Claypool.

Duo de Twang

Guitars (2012-present)


Vocals (lead), Bass (1984-2000, 2003-present)

Blind Illusion

Bass (1979-1981, 1986-1988)

1988 The Sane Asylum Bass

Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains

Vocals, Bass (2002-2004)

Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade

Bass, Vocals, Percussion (2000-2004)

Jerry Cantrell

Bass (1998)

Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel

Everything (1996)

Les Claypool's Fancy Band

Bass (2005-2008)


Bass, Vocals (2000-2001)


Bass (1994)


1999 Monsters and Robots Bass (tracks 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 13), Vocals (track 3)

Hank Williams III

2011 Ghost to a Ghost / Gutter Town Bass (track 11\D1; track 19\D2)

Jerry Cantrell

1998 Boggy Depot Bass (tracks 11, 12)


1998 Garage Inc. Banjo (track 10, disc 1)


1996 Victor Bass on track 9
Added by: Napero Modified by: Porman
Added on: 2011-04-09 16:02:28 Last modified on: 2016-01-01 09:32:21
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