Primus Jettisons Drummer Tim Alexander

Yes, that's former Primus drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander wearing a silly costume.

Primus' Les Claypool called the other day to

tell Addicted

To Noise that, yes, drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander is no longer a member of

Primus. Claypool told us that while guitarist Larry LaLonde and himself wanted

the group to move in one musical direction, Herb was headed in another. "Over

time this developed into a rift that was eating away at the stability of the

band," said Claypool. A new drummer is expected to be announced shortly, and

Primus expect to begin recording another album in December.