Tim "Herb" Alexander (joined group 1988), drums
Les Claypool, bass and vocals
Larry "Ler" LaLonde (born c. 1969; joined group 1989), guitar
Todd Huth (left group 1989),guitar
Jay Lane (left group 1988), drums
Brian "Brain" Mantia (joined group 1997), drums
1984 The band formed in El Sobrante, California
1985 Todd Huth and Jay Lane joins Primus
1989 released first album, Suck on This, on self-administered label Prawn Song
1990 signed with Caroline Records and released Frizzle Fry,
1991 signed with Interscope Records and released Sailing the Seas of Cheese; appeared in film Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
1992 Miscellaneous Debris (all covers) released
1993 headlined Lollapalooza festival, released Pork Soda which debuts in top 10
1995 Tales from the Punchbowl released; Tim "Herb" Alexander leaves band, Brian "Brain" Mantia joins.
1997 Brown Album released
1998 Rhinoplasty (all covers) released
1999 Antipop released
2000 band went on indefinite hiatus
2003 Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People EP/DVD released with original drummer Tim Alexander
More information about Primus can be found in the article on Les Claypool.
In Scotland, a primus is the Anglican clergyman known as a primate in other parts of the world.
A Primus is also a kind of portable stove.