Tool drummer recovering from scooter crash
Off the road: Tool
Tool drummer Danny Carey has revealed he was the member who broke four ribs in a scooter crash in January.
The band recently explained work on their new album had been delayed after one of them had been involved in a traffic accident.
Now Carey explains he was the victim, telling DavidFarrier.co.nz: “It’s been tough lately – it’s making it really painful to play.
“It was over in the San Fernando Valley. I was just turning to go on the freeway and I think I hit some antifreeze or oil or something. The wheels just slipped right out from under me and I hit the pavement really hard.
“I’m still in one piece – but I don’t know how lucky I was, the way I feel right now. Some painkillers and Scotch will get you through it.”
Earlier this week Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan said the band wouldn’t release a new album this year. But Carey has another story.
“Sometime this year – that’s all I can say,” the drummer reports. “The sooner the better for us. We’re really excited about it, so I hope the fans will be too.”
Tool’s last album was 10,000 Days, released in 2006.