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You know, whenever somebody comes in, in any situation – whether it’s a poker game or a bobsled team or a band – it’s gonna…
You know, people would always ask me, ‘How long is Primus going to go on?’ And I would say, ‘Until it isn’t fun anymore.’ At…
You don’t go see Primus to see what kind of new clothing I’m wearing or what my new hairdo is. You come to see Primus…
To me, if you’re going to talk about funk, you have to go back to George Clinton and Bernie Worrell. Those guys are the giants.…
The bass is just the crayon that I picked out of the box. I’d probably be writing similar stuff if I played guitar or trumpet.…
San Francisco is an interesting place. It’s always been such a nice culturally diverse environment, which it still is, but there’s a lot of money…
My favorite venues are the 2,000 seat theaters, like the Warfield. If there was a Warfield in every city, I would play it. That’s all…
I’ve never been on the cover of ‘Tiger Beat’ magazine, let’s put it that way. But that’s not why you go see Primus. You don’t…
If I’m home and I come up with something, I’ll try to record it, but a lot of the time I’ll forget to. A lot…
I think the world is very much embracing this whole concept of musicians going out and playing their instruments and playing music for music as…
I had one guy pretend to be me, go to a hotel room, and tell the people at the front desk that it was me,…
I don’t really listen to bassists – not anymore. When I was younger, I listened to those guys and was trying to figure out everything…
The first film I made was when I was 13 and it was called ‘The Dogs That Ate Detroit.’ It starred my Saint Bernard Barney,…
My heroes are guys like Frank Capra and Elia Kazan and Coen brothers and Terry Gilliam, more so than a lot of bass players at…
I have a very difficult time describing my music. Because I run into people in the hardware store and they go, ‘Oh, you’re a musician.…
I didn’t realize Metallica was as big as they were. I just thought it was my buddy Kirk’s band – we went to high school…
Band chemistry is a tricky thing. If one guy isn’t feeling right with the other guys, everything gets thrown off. When you get the personalities…
We’ve all had our thing. I listened to the Monkees when I was little kid.
Theaters are great. They’re designed to sound good, not for basketball.
Music in general is looking for something new overall.
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