Les Claypool and Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo’s Short Film Surprises
Primus has shared a short film titled ‘Precious Metals‘ a few days ago. In this film, The Primus and Metallica bassists get gold rush fever in the Spaghetti Western-inspired short film which also Les Claypool’s soon Cage directed.
The short film is a Northern California Gold Rush story. It starts with the two bassists squaring off over EMG’s very own pickups. Everything seems normal but actually, it is not, Precious Metals has a surprise twist which we don’t see it coming. While Claypool is searching for gold, he digs the earth hopefully every time. And right after, he finds what he was searching for eventually, Robert Trujillo comes in.
So suddenly, the air goes tense and they take positions as they are going to duel for golds. But they don’t, they ditch the duel instead and start to bass-slapping face-off from then. While indulging in a 90-second bass-off, they are taking funk to a whole different level for sure and the rust of our ears erases.
Les Claypool: “Thrills, chills, suspense, and groove that won’t quit. Precious Metals, a 5-star film for the masses. “
Precious Metals was directed by Cage Claypool, son of Les, and he inspired by the Spaghetti Western films while making the short film. It presented by EMG Pickups. The short film also receives its premiere through EMG Pickups at this year’s virtual NAMM Show.
Les Claypool also made a statement praising his son skills recently and said:
“As a veteran music video director and wannabe filmmaker, it swells my chest with puffy pride to see my son Cage delve into the world of cinematography and excel at it. He blows me away with his skill set, perspective, work ethic, and ease of collaboration. That’s my boy!”
At this moment, Primus is planning to head out on the road for their delayed Rush-themed Tribute To Kings this summer. On the other hand, Metallica made 2021’s first live appearance of them finally on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s Superbowl edition.
You can watch and see this thrilling short film yourself right down below!