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
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
There’s another Mandala feature video with Danny going about at the moment, which features Danny speaking about how he works these devices into his music: Enjoy!
An article on Toolband today reveals a new snare drum in Danny‘s arsenal, this time made of glass. The post reveals: Aaron Harris shows me Danny’s new prototype GLASS SNARE while dismantling the drum kit that will be used during TOOL’S performance at the RIVER’S EDGE FESTIVAL on St. Paul’s Harriet Island SATURDAY, JUNE 23. Aaron will be Danny’s drum tech for the gig, so let’s hope the damn thing… Read More »Danny’s Glass Snare
I know you all love watching Danny Carey videos, and memphisdj emailed me a new one this morning, where Danny plays with the kids from the School of Rock house band: Not a bad effort from all involved, and it was great to see Danny rocking out on a relatively small drumkit! Update: According to Loudwire, Danny also offered an update on the new album: While the group hasn’t fully… Read More »Danny Carey with the School of Rock house band
I mentioned this interview yesterday, but this morning when I visited the local magazine emporium, I spotted a copy of issue 64 of DRUMscene featuring Danny and decided to grab a copy (it was only $10). And I gotta say it was $10 very well spent, then interview is one of the best I’ve read, and Danny speaks extensively about where the new album is at, the Live DVD, recording/song… Read More »Danny Carey Interview in DRUMscene
Update: It’s come to my attention that I’ve posted this already. It’s worth watching again anyway for good measure… Aaron Harris tweeted today that he found a series of videos about Danny, recorded sometime around 1996/97. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet (work has banned Youtube!) but I hear it’s worth watching! Here’s part 1: And Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4… Speaking of Twitter, Maynard… Read More »Another Danny Carey “Documentary”, APC dates coming soon!
Magnus posted in the Fourtheye forum a list of five Youtube videos from a previously unreleased (at least I haven’t seen it!) documentary with Danny Carey. Danny talks about a range of topics from his influences, to gear and touring. There’s also plenty of soundcheck footage included as well some cool live footage. Here’s part 1: Danny Carey Documentary And here’s the rest: Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1I1URFzUlM Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSoyNqSN4BY Part… Read More »Unseen Tool Documentary
Danny has been added to a lineup of drummers that will pay tribute to John Bonham at the Key Club in Hollywood this month. On the 25th of September Danny will join the following drummers: Steven Adler (GUNS N’ ROSES, ADLER’S APPETITE) Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL) Kenny Aronoff (JOHN COUGAR, JOHN FOGERTY) Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT) Bobby Blotzer (RATT) Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER) Fred Coury (CINDERELLA)… Read More »Danny joins John Bonham Tribute
Mattia emailed me to let me know about the Guitar Center Drum Off Finals 2010, which will feature a collaboration between Danny and Mastodon’s Brann Dailor: Guitar Center announced today that Tommy Lee and the Street Drum Corps’ Frank Zummo will present “Bezerk” – an exclusive project commissioned by Guitar Center, featuring some of today’s top drummers and artists – as part of the upcoming Drum-Off Grand Finals, taking place… Read More »Danny Collaborates with Brann Dailor