Danny Carey

Fuo

Platinum Member
Sorry to change the subject, but I would like to hear from others who have seen Tool this tour. Wovenhand was the band that opened when I saw them. They were a very unique band and their drummer was solid. When Tool played Lateralus, Danny and Wovenhand's drummer did a drum duet just as expected. Wovenhand's drummer didn't have a clue what to do though! Danny was playing such complex rhythms that it might as well have been free time, so I don't blame him. When Mastodon and Big Business opened for them, both of those drummers held their own with Danny. My question is, has anyone seen Tool with Rajas or Dalek this tour? I just want to know how those drummers held up in the Lateralus solo/duet.
I wish! They played no where near Baltimore this time :(
I haven't seen them since the 10k Days tour ('06 I think).
 
The guy from Rajas played well with Danny. He built things up well and had an pretty even conversation with him, which is what you should expect from a good drum duet. Of course though, it's always "stacked" in Danny's favour since the sound guy turns his mics up at least twice that of the guest drummer.
 

p-funk

Junior Member
Man, long time lurker on this site but I've never posted. I splurged and went to 3 Tool shows in the last week, San Diego, Las Vegas and last night in Los Angeles.
I gotta say, the drum battle during Lateralus was EPIC..EPIC!!!
Easily the best version I've ever seen and I've seen Tool atleast 15 times and also seen probably 5 different drummers play with Danny. I gotta say, that guy Gino Barboni from the opening band Rajas played better with him that any of the other cats I've seen.
You could tell Danny was really digging it. Of course, whenever Gino would lay down something great, Danny would just blow out some insane lick to show him who's boss.
But wow...Incredible.
Check out two of the clips I found on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiMMDpj52xU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnkZv_vWR5E


You can't tell by the audio, but the fast double bass runs both guys were doing towards the end of the solo sounded so f'n huge in each venue through the subs, it was insane. I agree with the other poster though that they don't have the guest drummers levels up to Danny's levels. But then again, they set up the guest drummers kit in about 45 seconds, literally, and they don't use overhead mics. It was the loudest of all last night, at Nokia Center, giving Gino a bit more level than usual. I hope someone out there recorded last nights performance, as it was maybe my favorite of the 3 nights I witnessed. At one point Danny just stopped and started laughing. Amazing stuff.
I'm not sure who Gino even is, I've never head of him before, but I gotta give him props, the mans got talent.
Last night Maynard the singer was taunting him during the solo to hurry up, holding up a XXX Porno classifieds, saying, "speed it up so me and you can go get some hookers".
Also Maynard would mess with Danny and the guest drummers, each night rating their performance with score cards and bizarre quotes.
Last night he gave Gino a 9 and Danny a 6, then held a sign over Gino's set that said "WTF" and one over Danny's that said "!??!"
I gotta say, there's no better dream of mine then to someday sit down and play a solo with Danny Carey. No matter how daunting that might be....wow
So inspirational.
 
Haha, that's awesome! At the show I saw in Vancouver, Maynard was saying things like "OK, that's even duelling drum faggotry" and that Gino was the runner-up for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Who are the other drummers you've seen play a duet with Danny?
 

andSometimesY

Senior Member
Haha, yeah when I saw them Maynard said to Wovenhand's drummer after Lateralus, "Thanks for occupying that space" and gave Danny a 9.
 

Fuo

Platinum Member
I love Maynard's antics. I saw them on the 10k Days tour the night that Paris Hilton got arrested (or was it Brittany Spears?). He dedicated Stinkfist to her and made fisting motions throughout the song.

Melt Banana was the opening act/danny duel.
 

p-funk

Junior Member
I got to see Danny solo with Cody from Big Business, great guy with power and heart but not as technical a drummer. Sebastian from Trans Am did a pretty good job as well, he had faster hands than Cody, it was an interesting match up with Danny.
Ashton from Tweakbird was interesting, but seemed to play the same 3 fills over and over. A good drummer within his bands songs, but he didn't strike me as a soloist. Also Frank Ferrer from guns and roses sat in, but either he couldn't hear the band in his monitors, or he plays out of time. He seemed lost, a few decent fills, but nothing to write home about.
Live I just seemed to dig Gino's style overall, and his feet definitely kept up with Danny throughout. His hands seemed to take a back seat to Danny's a bit, but he definitely showed he has some pretty decent chops.
What a great set of shows.
 

jamest

Member
Yeah I think Danny does use triggers on those. Great sound though right?!
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Jerome Lachaud

Junior Member
Hey there,

In the FAQ of his web site, Danny recommends the following book:
"Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer" by Jim Chapin
"Four Way Coordination" by Elliot Fine and Marvin Dahlgren
"New Breed" by Gary Chester

I was wondering anyone knew one of these and had any thoughts to share about it.
 

LC20

Junior Member
Danny Carey is AMAZING! Aside from being hugely skilled in technique and being very creative, he makes Tool sound very different from anything else.

I can't help but feel that without Carey, Tool would just be another dreary alternative metal band, because of him they sound truly unique.
 

Zalloy

Senior Member
finally got to see Volto live.

It was at a small club and I was front and center only a few ft. away from him.

Jesus he hits hard... I've heard he hits hard, seen Tool many times live but didn't get the full sense of it til that night.

big mofo... 6' 5" or something and looked like he lifts too.

anyway, for those of you that have not checked his band Volto out do so. it's great stuff.

He was playing what looked like a custom Sonor Bass drums and floor toms.
all in ebony veeneer in and out, beech core I'm guessing. his 24" might have been wrapped in rosewood, not sure.
had the 80's era lugs but the Bass drums were virgin...
didn't get to get a close look of the badges but didn't look like signature's badge... perhaps Phonic or Phonic + ? or maybe new shells made for him with old 80's era lugs on them. whatever they were, they were sexy, with scratche on them and all. build quality looked excellent. typical German Sonor.

very punch and loud!

anyway, had the rotos. sounded fantastic. nice tone, attack. dry. oddly matched his floor toms well.

used some type of chrome 8x14 snare. judging by the lugs perhaps Premier?

whatever they were, sounded excellent.

entire band rocked! John zigler on guitar, lance morrison on bass, and Hans Zermuehien on keybords. absolute beasts on their instruments.

it was a great night. hope to check them out again.

perhaps it's due to listening to Tool for so many decades, right now I'm digging Volto more.

hope they keep it up and give us another Volto album.
 
T

The SunDog

Guest
That sounds like the kit Sonor built for him. It's maccasar in and out over beech. It's a unique set, supposedly the tree used to build it was around 700 years old and the entire thing is made from that one tree.
 

spelman

Senior Member
finally got to see Volto live.

It was at a small club and I was front and center only a few ft. away from him.

Jesus he hits hard... I've heard he hits hard, seen Tool many times live but didn't get the full sense of it til that night.

big mofo... 6' 5" or something and looked like he lifts too.

anyway, for those of you that have not checked his band Volto out do so. it's great stuff.

He was playing what looked like a custom Sonor Bass drums and floor toms.
all in ebony veeneer in and out, beech core I'm guessing. his 24" might have been wrapped in rosewood, not sure.
had the 80's era lugs but the Bass drums were virgin...
didn't get to get a close look of the badges but didn't look like signature's badge... perhaps Phonic or Phonic + ? or maybe new shells made for him with old 80's era lugs on them. whatever they were, they were sexy, with scratche on them and all. build quality looked excellent. typical German Sonor.

very punch and loud!

anyway, had the rotos. sounded fantastic. nice tone, attack. dry. oddly matched his floor toms well.

used some type of chrome 8x14 snare. judging by the lugs perhaps Premier?

whatever they were, sounded excellent.

entire band rocked! John zigler on guitar, lance morrison on bass, and Hans Zermuehien on keybords. absolute beasts on their instruments.

it was a great night. hope to check them out again.

perhaps it's due to listening to Tool for so many decades, right now I'm digging Volto more.

hope they keep it up and give us another Volto album.
Maybe this snare:




http://www.ebay.com/itm/snare-drum-12-lug-Superdrum-14-by-8-chrome-played-by-Danny-Carey-from-Tool-/251865283715?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3aa4573c83
 
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