Bass guitar legend [Les Claypool]( is expanding his repertoir and has published a new book and a new film!

Les is more widely known as the frontman for [Primus]( His mastery of the bass quickly brought him into the spotlight. Les cites [Geddy Lee]( of [Rush]( as his greatest influence.

His book, titled “South of the Pumphouse” will be out in July.

> A dark, clever tale of two brothers, a fishing trip, misconceptions, drugs and murder, South of the Pumphouse skillfully combines classic motifs of epic struggle and intelligent layers of imagery, reminiscent of The Old Man and the Sea, and the raw, tweaked perspective and hallucinogenic tutorial of a Hunter Thompson novel.

Look for “South of the Pumphouse” to be released in July from [Akashic Books](

As if that isn’t enough. His film, “Electric Apricot – Quest For Festeroo” was previewed at California’s Tiburon film festival this year and was tipped for “Best Comedy”. The mockumentary-style spoof is a comedic character study of four headstrong musicians trying to establish themselves in the jam scene. It’s slated for limited theatrical release, and DVD release later in the year.

> The movie features jam band legends including the Grateful Dead/Ratdog’s Bob Weir, Mike Gordon from Phish and Warren Haynes and Matt Abts from Gov’t Mule. There are even comedic cameos from Seth Green, Arj Barker and South Park’s Matt Stone.

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