WATCH: Bassists Unite -Les Claypool Releases Short Film “Precious Metals” Costarring Metallica’s Robert Trujillo

Les Claypool releases the short film “Precious Metals” today, co-starring Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and directed by Claypool’s son Cage. The film originally screened at this year’s virtual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show and is presented by EMG Pickups. “Precious Metals” was shot at Claypool’s estate in Northern California and concludes with an epic dueling bass performance by Claypool and Trujillo.

“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,” says Claypool. “He blows me away with his skill set, perspective, work ethic and ease of collaboration. That’s my boy!!”

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