The Surreal Origins of Primus: Les Claypool on Metallica Ties, Acid Trips, MTV Breakthrough

Primus are one of the most singular, weird and innovative bands in heavy music, which is why it's particularly incredible that they've reached the heights they have and continue to be one of the genre's most beloved acts. But how did they get there? Bassist-vocalist-mastermind Les Claypool walked us through the surreal origins of his funky metal group, touching on his high-school friendship with Metallica's Kirk Hammett, doing acid at Spring Break '92, Primus' unexpected breakout onto MTV and much more. Watch now.