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Who is Danny Carey?

Danny Carey (born May 10, 1961) is an American musician and songwriter. He is the drummer for the American rock band Tool.

He has also contributed to albums by artists such as Zaum, Green Jellö, Pigface, Skinny Puppy, Adrian Belew, Carole King, Collide, Meat Puppets, Lusk, and the Melvins.

Tool Drummer Danny Carey Arrested After Alleged Airport Altercation

On Sunday night, December 12, the famous drummer for the rock band Tool was arrested. Danny Carey was apprehended “for misdemeanor assault after allegedly getting into an altercation at the Kansas City International Airport,” as reported by Billboard.

The conflict occurred around 7 PM Sunday evening which was described to Billboard as a “disturbance between two males at an airport terminal,” by Joe McBride, the senior communications manager at the Kansas City Aviation Department. McBride also confirmed that the other man was not taken into custody.

Carey was then transported to a local police station in Kansas but has since been released from custody.

Before the disturbance, Carey performed during the University of Kansas basketball game alongside the university band. Carey is also set to start a 2022 tour in early January.

Danny Carey Biography, Wiki

Daniel Edwin “Danny” Carey was born in Lawrence, Kansas to parents who were finishing their college degrees at Kansas University. When Danny Carey was 3 years old, the Careys moved to Paola, Kansas.

Danny Carey grew up in a middle-class American household with an older and a younger brother. His mother was a school teacher and his father worked as a manager for a large insurance company.

It was Danny Carey’s father who first exposed him to the wonders of music, by taking him to the music library at the University of Kansas to show him Gustav Holst’s most famous suite, The Planets.

At the age of 10, Carey joined the school band and began taking private snare drum lessons with Keith Murray. At the age of 13, Danny Carey took a step further in his percussion studies by taking on the drum set as well.

Bryan Ayers, a man with whom Danny Carey would study for the following 2 years, was his first drum set teacher. Much like Keith Murray, he had the reputation of being the best drummer in Paola, Kansas. Through junior high and into high school, Danny Carey continued his drumming education with private instruction from John Whitney, with whom he worked, having music college in mind.

During his last year in Paola High School, Danny Carey joined the jazz band and studied jazz with Allen Carter, one of Joe Morello‘s students.

After high school, Danny Carey was able to secure a spot at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas where he had Rex Stone as his drum instructor. After only 1 semester, Danny Carey relocated to Kansas City, where he enrolled at the University Of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) where he studied under Charmaine Asher-Wiley for the next 4 years.

Danny Carey Biography Wikipedia
Danny Carey
Birth nameDaniel Edwin Carey
BornMay 10, 1961 (age 60)
Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.
GenresProgressive metal, progressive rock, heavy metal, art rock, alternative metal, hard rock, jazz fusion, experimental rock
LabelsZoo, Volcano II
Associated actsTool, Pigmy Love Circus, Volto!, Zaum, Green Jellö, Primus, Legend of the Seagullmen

Danny Carey Career

Once Danny Carey was done with education, a friend and band-mate of his convinced him that moving to Portland, Oregon would be a wise career move. However, Danny Carey didn’t stay long in Portland. After playing briefly for various bands he packed his things and moved to Los Angeles (L.A.), California in 1986. In L.A., Danny Carey worked in a tape duplication house and did a fair amount of session gigs. One of them was with famous singer and songwriter Carole King.

He also played for Wild Blue Yonder, Pigmy Love Circus, and recorded the album Cereal Killer (1991) with Green Jellÿ, where he was known as Danny “Longlegs”. He would later find his way to Tool after coming to know singer Maynard James Keenan and guitarist Adam Jones and practicing with them in place of drummers the two had requested but had never shown up.

After almost 2 years of performing in the L.A. music scene, Tool was approached by various record companies who were interested in signing them. They eventually worked out an agreement with Zoo Entertainment, and by 1992 were releasing the extended play (EP) Opiate.

Tool has recorded 4 studio albums. Undertow (1993) was Tool’s first full-length album. The record has sold over 2,9 million copies in the United States (U.S.) alone. Undertow has been certified platinum in Canada, and double platinum in the U.S. by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA).

Besides the work developed with Tool, Danny Carey has contributed to various projects during his time in Los Angeles. Danny Carey, Kirk Covington (vocals/keyboards), Lance Morrison (bass guitar), and John Ziegler (guitar) get together regularly to play some shows around Los Angeles as Volto!.

Volto! is a jazz rock fusion jam band whose set-list includes both original songs and covers of classic rock and jazz fusion songs by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Billy Cobham, and Tony Williams Lifetime. Danny Carey was also a member of the industrial rock band known as Pigface.

In 1992, Danny Carey played drums for a couple of Carole King’s songs from Colour of Your Dreams. In 1995, Danny Carey, along with Chris Pitman, Vince DeFranco, and Marko Fox formed the electronic band Zaum and released a demo.

In 1999, Danny Carey returned as the full-time drummer for Pigmy Love Circus and recorded drums for the album The Power Of Beef (2003). He also played drums for the track “Somewhere” from Collide’s album Some Kind of Strange (2003) and for several tracks on Two Headed Monster (2008).

Danny Carey contributed drums for tracks 1 and 2, and tabla for track 3 of Adrian Belew’s Side One (2005). In that same year, Danny Carey was one of the many drummers that played on the Modern Drummer Festival. A couple of years later, Danny Carey was invited to record drums for all of the tracks in Adrian Belew’s Side Three (2008).

Danny Carey has also worked on signature products with the companies he endorses. In 2009 Sonor released the Danny Carey signature snare drum, the first drum in their line of signature snare drums.

Danny Carey helped develop his line of signature drumsticks with Vic Firth. Danny Carey has also worked with Vince De Franco on the development of the Mandala Drum, a high-resolution position sensing e-pad especially designed to suit his drumming needs.

On August 30, 2019, Tool released the fifth studio album Fear Inoculum. This record has been praised by critics and fans.

Danny Carey Awards

Dаnnу hаѕ rесеіvеd mаѕѕіvе rесоgnіtіоn fоr hіѕ unіquе drummіng ѕkіllѕ аѕ а mеmbеr оf thе rосk mеtаl bаnd, Тооl. Тhе bаnd rеlеаѕеd numеrоuѕ hіt ѕіnglеѕ thrоughоut thеіr саrееr. Моrеоvеr, thеу hаvе wоn thrее Grаmmу аwаrdѕ fоr rеlеаѕіng іntеrnаtіоnаllу rесоgnіzеd аnd tор сhаrtѕ аlbumѕ оvеr thе уеаrѕ.

Danny Carey Net Worth

Dаnnу hаѕ аmаѕѕеd mоѕt оf hіѕ wеаlth thrоugh hіѕ muѕісаl саrееr аѕ а bаnd mеmbеr оf Тооl. Тhе muѕісіаn іѕ knоwn tо lеаd аn аffluеnt lіfеѕtуlе. Fоr іnѕtаnсе, hе bоught а lаvіѕh hоuѕе іn 2016 wоrth $6.35 mіllіоn, bеfоrе thаt hе hаd bоught а hоuѕе wоrth 695k іn 1998.

Тhоugh hіѕ ѕаlаrу hаѕ nоt уеt bееn dіѕсlоѕеd, Саrеу hаѕ ѕmіlеd tо thе bаnk. Не hаѕ аn ассumulаtеd nеt wоrth оf аррrохіmаtеlу $60 mіllіоn аѕ оf Dесеmbеr 2021.

Danny Carey FAQ’s

Who is Danny Carey?

Danny Carey (born May 10, 1961) is an American musician and songwriter. He is the drummer for the American rock band Tool.

How old is Danny Carey?

Danny Carey is currently 60 years old.

What happened to Danny Carey?

On Sunday night, December 12, the famous drummer for the rock band Tool was arrested. Danny Carey was apprehended “for misdemeanor assault after allegedly getting into an altercation at the Kansas City International Airport,” as reported by Billboard.

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