Re: Danny Carey
Gish06, great post.
In defence of Danny's non-technical playing, it's worth checking out some of the things he's done which haven't required monster chops. Tool's covers of "No Quarter" and the Peach song "You Lied" are fairly straight-ahead monster rock playing, as was Danny's playing on Green Jello's "Three Little Pigs".
He's a great all-around rock drummer. I just think that in Tool he has to cover a lot of ground to make up for Adam Jones, who is a rather limited guitarist...