(Classic Rock) Les Claypool has confirmed classic-era drummer Tim 'Herb' Alexander has returned to the band. And the mainman admits he'd been feeling nostalgic about a lineup, also featuring long-time guitarist Larry LaLonde, which many fans regard as definitive.
Alexander and LaLonde both joined Primus in 1989, but the drummer left in 1996. He was part of the band again for its 2003 reincarnation following a two-year hiatus, but departed once more in 2009. He's played on all seven Primus albums except 2011′s Green Naugahyde.
Claypool tells Rolling Stone: "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. It should be an interesting experience.
"It will be interesting to see what happens next when we get in a room and start making racket. You can feel the excitement from him and the enthusiasm, which is great – you just didn't feel that before." more on this story