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    Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:45:41

    Tool Drummer Danny Carey to Fill in at Primus Gigs - Drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander is recovering from open heart surgery

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    Tool drummer Danny Carey will be manning the kit for a bunch of Primus tour dates in September. He is doing so since the band's original drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander, is recovering from open heart surgery.

    "The mighty Tim 'Herb' Alexander is a polyrhythmic Viking of extreme and unique talent so the one person that we thought could step into his shoes and do it justice is the one and only Mr. Danny Carey," Primus frontman and bassist Les Claypool, and Carey's soon-to-be partner in rhythmic crime, told Rolling Stone about Carey substituting for a few gigs. "I can't wait to see that menacing grin of Danny's shine out as we pound our way through 'Here Come the Bastards' and 'Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers.' He's a dear old friend and we are extremely excited to have him aboard, and I would wager we are equally if not more intrigued than most by what kind of sounds are going to come out of the three of us once we actually get in a room together and do more than just consume fancy booze."

    Wow, tell us how you REALLY feel, Les!

    Fans can expect to see Carey sitting behind the kit at the band's Riot Fest appearances in Chicago and Denver, as well as at an after party at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago on September 13.

    Alexander is expected to return to Primus for the Primus and the Chocolate Factory Tour, which is set to launch in October.

    Who is your favorite rock drummer?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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