Tool Drummer Danny Carey to Play With Primus on Select Tour Dates
While longtime Primus drummer Tim Alexander recuperates from the heart attack he suffered last month, frontman Les Claypool has enlisted Tool‘s Danny Carey to fill in during a handful of upcoming tour dates.
Claypool tells Rolling Stone that Carey was his first choice to pitch in. “The mighty Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander is a polyrhythmic Viking of extreme and unique talent, so the one person that we thought could step into his shoes and do it justice is the one and only Mr. Danny Carey,” he said. “Whereas Herb is the stocky, Easter Island-faced, boulder of a drumming human, at nearer to seven feet, Danny Carey is the mighty redwood tree of percussion; towering over his kit like a golden-haired noble sequoia.”
Alexander will join Primus for their Riot Fest appearances in Chicago and Denver, along with an after party at at Concord Music Hall in Chicago on Sept. 13. Claypool said Primus decided not to cancel their appearances as a way to help make money for Alexander as he recovers.