Primus Unveils First-Ever Pinball Machine

Primus Teams up with Stern Pinball and Unveils First-Ever Pinball Machine

Primus Pinball Machine

Only 100 games released, new Primus game is packed with 13 of the band’s classic tracks with original artwork by Zombie Yeti and Zoltron

CHICAGO, IL – November 26, 2018 – American rock band Primus proudly announced today the availability of its highly anticipated pinball machine. Released in a limited edition of only 100 units, these highly-collectible, band-signed machines feature the soundtrack of the band’s greatest hits and custom-recorded audio by Les Claypool. The game was developed in partnership with Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. 

The Primus pinball machines are covered top to bottom in surreal, mind-bending art
inspired by the band’s signature aesthetic. Renowned illustrator Zombie
Yeti and longtime Primus art curator Zoltron spent 100+ hours together collaborating on the direction and illustration of this game. Primus fans will instantly recognize the classic imagery of the band’s album cover art, including a fully-rigged ship from Sailing the Seas of Cheese, the iconic head-in-a-frying-pan from Frizzle Fry, and the smiling baby from Suck on This, among many others. 

Primus chose to use a classic pinball playfield to allow the visual menagerie to take hold of the player. Each unit is hand-signed by all three band members and includes a metallic ‘authenticity’ placard individually embossed (under glass). All units are outfitted with an upgraded Kenwood sound system and feature 13 popular tracks, including:

  • Too Many Puppies
  • Frizzle Fry
  • John the Fisherman
  • Harold of the Rocks
  • Jerry was a Race Car
  • Tommy the Cat
  • Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
  • My Name is Mud
  • Southbound Pachyderm
  • Mr. Krinkle
  • Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver
  • Last Salmon Man
  • The Seven

“Being a guy that has made many records over the past few decades, published a novel, directed videos and a feature film, as well as having collaborated with heroes like Tom Waits, Geddy Lee, Stewart Copeland, Bernie Worrell, Trey Anastasio and others, it wasn’t till this moment, being immortalized in a pinball machine, did I really feel like I’ve made the big time,” said Les Claypool.

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Pricing and Availability:

Fans and pinball collectors can purchase the Primus pinball machine for $7,995 directly at:

Only 100 units are being released. 

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball.  Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise.  Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.

Recent Stern Pinball titles include The Beatles, Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man.  A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time.  To join the fun and learn more, please visit

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