Les Claypool reveals some Primus news: Jay Lane heading back to Ratdog, Tim Alexander back in!

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Tim "Herb" Alexander © Drummerworld.com

Tim "Herb" Alexander © Drummerworld.com
Tim “Herb” Alexander © Drummerworld.com

Quick (and awesome) programming note for anyone that missed this news yesterday; announced via Rolling Stone interview that has moved on from and is going back to work with in while Tim Alexander will be returning to join the band for whatever shows, recording, and whatever. While they haven’t really officially announced anything yet besides going into the studio soon, whatever does next, it’ll be the power trio Les, Ler and Herb.

is excited to welcome legendary drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander back into the band following the departure of . Les, Ler and Tim will head into the studio this November to begin work on the follow up to 2011’s Green Naughayde. Tim will be returning to play New Years Eve at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Expect to see plenty more dates to follow in summer and fall of 2014. Tim last performed with at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco on August 23rd, 2008.

“Here Comes the Bastards” opened that set, which also coincidentally was just five minutes or so after the first time I ever met our very own Aaron Fortin.