Primus Reuniting With Tim Alexander

Tim "Herb" Alexander

I don’t even know the name of the last guy who manned the kit for Primus — and that’s OK, because it no longer matters.

Tim “Herb” Alexander — who plays drums on all of the band’s best recordings, as far as I am concerned — has rejoined Primus.

There are plans for some shows and even a new album.

“A series of events has made the ever-elusive Viking known as Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander come out of the forest, and he’s going to start beating drums again for us – starting next week,” Les Claypool tells RollingStone.

“It should be an interesting experience. We’re excited. It will be interesting to see what happens next week, when we get in a room together and start making [a] racket. But you can feel the excitement from him and the enthusiasm, which is great, ’cause you just didn’t feel that before.

“And for me as well, reading through the [yet-to-be titled] book as I have been, you become a little nostalgic for what we were in the ‘heyday,’ so to speak. And then I had dinner with Geddy [Lee] and Alex [Lifeson] a couple of months ago, and they’re big Primus fans, but they’re bigger fans of the Primus with Tim Alexander. I assume they’ll be excited about this.”

Name-dropper.

It’s cool. I love Les and Primus was the shit for me during the 1990s.

Read the rest of what Les had to say here.

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Jon Kropiwiec

    How many times is this dude gunna leave and come back…

  • Bunk Shoshman

    You don’t know the name of last guy who drummed for Primus? A+ journalism right there… ::sigh::