Watch Les Claypool teach Geddy Lee to excavate in clip from ‘Are Bass Players Human Too?’


In the upcoming docuseries Are Bass Players Human Too?, Rush‘s Geddy Lee interviews fellow bassists about their lives outside playing the four-string. That apparently includes learning how to operate heavy machinery from PrimusLes Claypool. has premiered a clip from the show, in which Claypool introduces Lee to his own personal excavator.

“I come from a long line of auto mechanics,” Claypool shares. “My dad was a mechanic, my grandpa was a mechanic, my uncles were mechanics. I just like cool machinery.”

“I’m trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things,” Lee remarks. “This, I didn’t expect, I have to admit.”

Are Bass Players Human Too? premieres Tuesday, December 5, on Paramount+. Other guests include Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo and Hole‘s Melissa Auf der Maur.

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