Leslie Claypool

Досье Leslie Claypool

Адрес: США, Richmond
Происхождение: Ричмонд (Калифорния)
Дата рождения:29 Сентября 1963
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Leslie Claypool родился 29 Сентября 1963 года. Он был рожден в городе Ричмонд (Калифорния). Также, мы выяснили, что сейчас он проживает в городе Richmond, США.

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September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, but was raised in El Sobrante, California in a working class family with a history of working in auto-mechanics. Les's parents divorced when he was a young child, but he says that he had a decent childhood, citing that he was never abused or severely bullied.

As a teenager, Claypool was turned on to rock legends such as Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix by classmate Kirk Hammett (of Metallica fame). After picking up the bass at the age of fourteen and developing his skills in the school jazz band, Claypool played in a local rhythm and blues cover band called the Tommy Crank Band. He was able to develop his slap technique through listening to players like Stanley Clarke and Larry Graham. He also bought his first Carl Thompson bass, his trademark four string bass. (He now owns six, including a multi-wood fretless 6-string called the Rainbow Bass.)

In 1986, after the death of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, Claypool auditioned to play bass for Metallica, playing the song "Master of Puppets" on his bass. In Metallica's Behind the Music, Claypool said that during the audition he wanted the others to "jam on some Isley Brothers tunes", after Lars Ulrich asked whether he's "not really used to playing this kind of music". James Hetfield remarked that Claypool didn't win the job because "he was too good."

He also played for Blind Illusion, a San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band, where he first played with Larry LaLonde (who had left the band Possessed to join Blind Illusion). With Blind Illusion, he recorded the The Sane Asylum album, in 1988, and then quit along with LaLonde to re-form Primus.