Birthplace: Richmond, California
Lead singer of the alternative rock band Primus. Their debut album was titled Suck on This (1989). In 1993 their album Pork Soda debuted on the Billboard charts at number seven and Claypool and the band made a cameo in the comedyBill & Ted's Bogus Journey(1991). The band has toured with U2 and, in 1993, headlined at the rock festival Lolapallooza. Their latest album, Rhinoplasty (1998), is their second release of cover tunes.