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10/21/2014 09:35 am ET Updated Dec 20, 2014

Les Claypool Discusses Mud, Manhood and Beavers (VIDEO)

Primus bassist and singer Les Claypool says in this video interview that he doesn't want his "creativity to become to dead shark."

No chance of that happening with the band's seventh studio album, which is out this week. Titled "Primus and the Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble," the record is influenced by the 1971 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A nod to Charlie's golden ticket in the film, fans who find golden vinyl in their newly-purchased albums can win concert tickets for life.

But what of the lesser-known sides of Claypool? Want to know about the time he questioned the manhood of his fans, or when he says he begged MTV not to ban a Primus song? Claypool sat down with Jens Erik Gould to discuss his life, his project Duo de Twang, and Primus lore.