Les Claypool praises Willow Smith's Primus cover: “Fine guitar pickin’ there young fiery lass”

[L-R] Les Claypool and Willow Smith
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Pop superstar-turned-punk rocker Willow Smith has posted a clip of herself jamming to Primus’s 2022 single Conspiranoia, prompting approval from the Primus leader himself, Les Claypool.

The clip – posted to the star’s Instagram page, which boasts over 10.5 million followers – shows Willow playing one of the track’s avant-garde, alternate-picked leads using her out-of-this-world St. Vincent signature model.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.