Danny to fill in for Herb in September Primus shows

Primus and Tool fans are in for a treat the September as Danny is set to fill in for Tim “Herb” Alexander for a few shows in September. Rolling Stone reports:

The drummer will be joining the bass-rumbling alt-rockers for their Riot Fest appearances in Chicago and Denver, as well as an after party at the Windy City’s Concord Music Hall on September 13th. Claypool reports that they decided to go through with the shows as a way to give Alexander some financial relief and that Carey was their top choice, since “we figured it would be hard to get [the Police’s] Stewart ‘Stew-daddy’ Copeland out of his ivory tower,” as Claypool joked.

As most of you already know, Herb suffered a heart attack not long ago and went under the knife for a triple bypass. He’s expected to be back behind the kit for the Primus tour in October. I’m sure most of you also know Herb drummed on the first A Perfect Circle album, as well as with Puscifer.

Danny also drops another Tool album tidbit:

As for Carey, he and his fellow Tool bandmates are currently working on the follow-up to their 2006 album, 10,000 Days. Although the group recently detailed for Rolling Stone the reasons why it has taken so long to make a new record – chiefly a lawsuit with an insurance company that keeps presenting new, time-sucking obstacles – Carey and guitarist Adam Jones reported they have written enough music for a new album but are editing it down to songs. “It’s all a little more ‘metal’ sounding, if I may,” Carey said at the time of the group’s direction. “I’m having fun drumming on it.”

It’s not the first time Les & Danny have collaborated by the way:

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tiresias
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tiresias

So radical.

cultiv8420
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cultiv8420

Don’t forget the Danny and Les collab with Adrian Belew. All 3 are at the top of their game: http://youtu.be/lPUTJHnePuE and http://youtu.be/63I_eyFeEPE and http://youtu.be/bgiEpqO_lqg

tOOLNZ
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tOOLNZ

Cool for primus..but obviously shows Danny has LOTS of time on his hands?

cultiv8420
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cultiv8420

He’s a professional musician…playing 3 shows…filling in for a friend who is recovering from a heart attack.

adoxnz
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adoxnz

Holy shit cool for anyone who gets to attend, that will be so epic.

So they have enough material for an album now? That’s good news

luckyscrn
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luckyscrn

I grabbed some tickets to the show at Concord Music Hall yesterday. Hopefully it will be a great night!

cultiv8420
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cultiv8420

I got tickets too. Tickets are still on sale. They are a few bucks cheaper on the Primus website.

Umadbrah?
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Umadbrah?

Got my Tix too. Since im going to be in Chicago I also got tix to Riot Fest on Sunday.