(Classic Rock) Primus have recruited Tool drummer Danny Carey to fill in for Tim Alexander while he recovers from open heart surgery. Carey will play with Les Claypool and co at a handful of September shows, with Alexander set to return to the fold in October. Carey will be on the stool for appearances at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver.
Claypool tells Rolling Stone: "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.
"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 sequoia.
"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." more on this story