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Watch Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and Primus’ Les Claypool Have a Bass-Off

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Primus frontman Les Claypool infamously auditioned for Metallica following the death of Cliff Burton. As talented as Claypool is, it seems like everyone agrees that would have been a bad fit, and Claypool not getting the gig was for the best.

Now Claypool finds himself once again brushing up against Metallica: he co-stars in a new short filmed, Precious Metals, opposite Robert Trujillo the man that would eventually fill the slot left by the man who got the gig with Metallica that Claypool didn’t get (got it?). It tells the story of two men who meet during the California Gold Rush and soon unite over their love of bass. A true bromance if ever there was one!

Says Claypool of Precious Metals:

 “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!”

You can watch the short below. It was directed by Claypool’s son, Cage, and is intended to promote EMG Pickups.

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