Though Primus drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander is on the
road to recovery after suffering a heart attack, he will be unable to perform with the
band this September. Les and Ler have announced Tool drummer Danny Carey will be
behind the kit for the three gigs Primus has scheduled next month.
Carey will perform with Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago
as well as a September 13th after party at Chicago's Concord Music Hall. "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 Les Claypool told Rolling Stone. "Whereas Herb is the stocky, Easter
Island-faced, boulder of a drumming human, at nearer to seven feet, Danny Carey is the
mighty redwood tree of percussion; towering over his kit like a golden-haired noble
"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."
Alexander is expected to be behind the kit for the Primus and the Chocolate Factory Tour.
[Published on: 8/14/14]