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Matisyahu Announces Summer Tour With Les Claypool & Umphrey's McGee

May 6th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu will embark on an extensive summer tour beginning May 30, playing major festivals and co-headlining several shows in the South with Les Claypool and on the East Coast with Umphrey's McGee, including Central Park Summerstage on July 9.

Bass virtuoso Les Claypool is known for his seminal work with Primus, as well as a bevy of his own projects including Oysterhead (with Trey Anastasio of Phish, and The Police's Stewart Copeland) and The Frog Brigade. Umphrey's McGee, which has several critically acclaimed albums to its credit, is one of the most visible ...

Tour-Bound Phish Asks Judge To Reel In Bootleggers

March 4th, 2009 12:08pm EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Phish is kicking off its reunion tour with a lawsuit against bootleggers in Virginia and across the country.

The Vermont-based rock band, which developed a cult following over two decades before splitting up, will perform for the first time since 2004 on Friday night at the Hampton Coliseum in southeastern Virginia. But first, the foursome will ask a judge to block the sale of bootleg T-shirts, posters and other merchandise at its upcoming concerts. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson will consider the band's request for an injunction Thursday afternoon.


Stewart Copeland Cashes In On The Police Reunion With Anthology

July 30th, 2007 10:46am EDT
Stewart Copeland
The Police drummer Stewart Copeland is hoping to cash in on the band's reunion by releasing a new best of compilation. "The Stewart Copeland Anthology" will include the rocker's soundtrack recordings for films like The Pallbearer, Wall Street, Very Bad Things and Rumble Fish, which earned the drummer a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Score, alongside rare and unreleased material.

The album also features recordings by Copeland's supergroup Oysterhead.

Copeland reunited with his The Police bandmates, Sting and Andy Summers at the beginning of 2007. The trio is currently touring. ...

Primus Front Man Les Claypool Set To Release Solo Tour DVD, 'Fancy'; Win It

May 30th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Les Claypool
(Los Angeles, CA) - On May 29, renowned bassist and legendary Primus frontman Les Claypool released Fancy (Prawn Song), his first solo live concert DVD from his 2006 summer tour with his latest group of accomplished players. A major market tour commences May 23 in Minneapolis and wraps July 14 at the All Good Music Festival in Masontown, WV.

Fancy shows the latest band at its peak performance. With long time associates Skerik on sax and Mike Dillon on vibes, marimba and percussion (both of Garage a Trois and Critters' Buggin'), the band is rounded out by Cake drummer Paolo Baldi and mu...

Primus To Release Retrospective CD And Tour DVD

October 13th, 2006 12:22pm EDT
The mighty Primus--bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Lalonde and drummer Tim Alexander--return this fall with a formidable one-two-three punch. October 17 will bring twin releases: their first-ever retrospective CD They Can't All Be Zingers (Interscope/UMe) and a new DVD Blame It On The Fish (on their own Frizzle Fry Inc. imprint), subtitled "An Abstract Look at the 2003 Primus Tour De Fromage," their triumphant reunion trek.

The digitally remastered 16-selection They Can't All Be Zingers spans the band's career from 1990 to 2003, featuring all of its original Modern Rock hits--"Je...

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