Tool Drummer Playing With Primus Next Month

Danny Carey filling in for Tim Alexander

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Tool drummer Danny Carey will be filling in behind the kit for Primus on their September live stops, it has been announced.

This is a temporary situation that will permit Primus drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander additional recovery time.

Dude just underwent a triple bypass following a heart attack.

Primus frontman Les Claypool told RollingStone.com:

“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. 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.

“I can’t wait to see that menacing grin of Danny‘s shine out as we pound our way through ‘Here Come the Bastards’ and ‘Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers.’ He’s a dear old friend and we are extremely excited to have him aboard, and I would wager we are equally if not more intrigued than most by what kind of sounds are going to come out of the three of us once we actually get in a room together and do more than just consume fancy booze.”

See, if I were you, and could make one of those September shows, I totally would.

Those shows with Carey are as follows:

9/13: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
9/12-14: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/19-21: Denver, CO @ Riot Fest

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