Current Dream Theater stickman Mike Mangini scored a victory over Opeth player Martin Lopez to advance in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Drummer competition. Could we see Mangini facing off against former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy in the future? For that to happen, Mangini will have to defeat an extremely talented drummer in this Round 2 battle.
The authorized biography of Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen was released on July 9 and the book features perhaps the most insane rockstar stories ever compiled. Jourgensen is in the same league as Ozzy Osbourne when it comes to wild experiences, and during our recent chat with Tool / Volto! drummer Danny Carey, we asked the percussionist to verify one of our personal favorite tales from the book.
Tool stickman Danny Carey is widely known as one of the finest drummers in rock and metal. The percussionist's skill behind the kit is nearly unmatched, providing complex and brilliantly composed foundations to Tool's entire unique discography. Carey has now taken his precision to the project Volto! and we recently spoke to Carey all about his new instrumental band.
Currently, in the world of rock, there is perhaps no album more anticipated than Tool's fifth full-length disc. Both vocalist Maynard James Keenan and drummer Danny Carey have commented on the possibility of a 2013 release throughout this year, the duo having even offered conflicting expectations at times. However, with the year more than half over, Danny Carey now reveals that a 2013 release for Tool's next album is highly unlikely.
With Maynard James Keenan balancing three bands, there is typically a lot of time between Tool albums, and drummer Danny Carey used some of that time to work in a new project called Volto! The group has spent time working on new music and will issue their debut disc 'Incitare' on July 23 via Fantasy/Concord Music Group.
Tool fans were disappointed to say the least when singer Maynard James Keenan announced that there would be no release from the band in 2013. The modern experimental legends have been working on a new album for some time, and drummer Danny Carey says, along with a bunch of other news, that a 2013 release is still planned.
Tool are currently in the process of writing one of hard rock's most anticipated albums. With the band's last album, '10,000 Days,' having been released in 2006, Tool fans have been mentally pacing in circles, awaiting a taste of new materials from their psychedelic heroes. Luckily, drummer Danny Carey has offered an update on where Tool are in their writing process.