Danny Carey

Danny Carey is the drummer for the band Tool, and also plays regularly in Los Angeles as part of Volto! and various other acts at the Baked Potato.

Danny is also considered one of the worlds leading drummers, and regularly appears at the pointy end of many Top Drummers lists. For all articles on Danny Carey, use this category!

Tool January 2019 Newsletter

Some were expecting the latest Tool newsletter from Blair would contain an announcement, and while technically it did, it probably wasn’t the one they are expecting! As has been reported before (I think), Danny has been working on a new book, and it will be out “soon”: I am excited to announce that Danny’s new book Remember the Future is finally at the printers.  Over three years in the making, the coffee… Read More »Tool January 2019 Newsletter

Danny’s Drum Altar in the studio catches fire

There was an Instagram post from Adam Jones recently which showed a picture of Danny Carey holding a melted drum head, presumably outside the studio while recording the new Tool record.  Danny’s website now has an explanation for  the fire: Danny’s drum altar burst into flames the other night after he finished tracking one of the tunes for the new TOOL ALBUM. This occurred while he was listening to the… Read More »Danny’s Drum Altar in the studio catches fire

Legend of the Seagullmen debut with Primus

The Legend of the Seagullmen, a band featuring Danny Carey, as well as Brent Hinds from Mastodon will play it’s debut show at the Primus NYE Party in San Francisco later this year.  Going by social media posts recently it sounds like they’ve been recording as well, so expect some news on an album sometime eventually. Primus will return to the Fox Theater in Oakland for a Goblin New Years… Read More »Legend of the Seagullmen debut with Primus

John Ziegler’s Stroke Recovery Fund

Sad news this morning in that it appears Volto! and Pigmy Love Circus guitarist John Z has recently suffered from a serious stroke.  My understanding of the US Medical system, is that it’s mostly a joke, so financially John appears to be under much strain.  A Gofundme account has been set up, and I’d encourage those with a few spare dollars to send some his way. John “Johnny Z” Ziegler… Read More »John Ziegler’s Stroke Recovery Fund

Danny Carey at Drum Day

I noticed a post on the Volto! Facebook page about Danny Carey participating in something called Drum Day.  Looks like this is an held event in LA on April 8th which serves primarily as a show case for drum equipment.  Scheduled for the day is a performance of Danny with Volto, so it doesn’t appear to be a drum clinic as such. Anyway, it’s free by the looks of things,… Read More »Danny Carey at Drum Day

Danny Carey and the Musical Box

On the weekend I read that Danny Carey was going to be playing at some Genesis related show, and then promptly forgot about it. Anyway, it did happen and Danny drummed with the Musical Box (who I’ve never heard of) playing a Genesis song “Can-Utility and the Coastliners” (that I’ve also never heard of). Here’s the video: Interestingly, the singer says Danny told him the new Tool album will be… Read More »Danny Carey and the Musical Box

Danny Carey on Seth Meyers

Word is that Danny Carey will be appearing on the Late Night with Seth Meyers show next week: I must be living under a rock because it was just brought to my attention that DANNY will be the guest drummer on the LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS SHOW starting on the WEEK of Monday, SEPTEMBER 26. Now that I mention it, does anyone have a house truck for sale? Hopefully… Read More »Danny Carey on Seth Meyers

Danny’s new signature cymbal

I noticed the other day on Facebook following one of the San Francisco sows that someone commented Danny Carey was playing with a new cymbal. Well on the Tool Facebook page today (and presumably soon on Toolband) this seems to be confirmed with a photo of him holding a interesting purple cymbal from Paiste: here’s a photo of his NEW SIGNATURE PAISTE CYMBAL, which features, among other sigils, Elizabethan Magus… Read More »Danny’s new signature cymbal

Volto at The Mint in September

While we sit and wait patiently/impatiently for some kind of Tool news (possibly even tour dates, though that seems to appear more unlikely each passing day), I can update you on a coming Volto! show at the Mint on September 5th. No baked potatoes will be available at this show, however I’m sure the beer will be cold and the music soothing to ones ears. If you’re in Los Angeles… Read More »Volto at The Mint in September

Danny Carey pays tribute to Vic Firth

Many of you would be aware that Vic Firth passed away on the 26th of July. Vic was best known as the founder of a company that designs and manufactures drumsticks, including those that Danny Carey uses. Danny is one of their signature artists and his custom drumstick features “a cut-in design at the gripping area for improved comfort and a tapered butt end for improved balance”. I own a… Read More »Danny Carey pays tribute to Vic Firth