During an appearance on Howie Mandel Does Stuff, comedian Bill Burr talked about witnessing Tool drummer Danny Carey being blown away by Meshuggah. In the video you’ll find below, a video clip is brought to Burr’s attention; the video involves some live footage featuring Meshuggah, but the sound of said video features sound effects from Burr (related to a past conversation where Burr was talking about the band). It should be pointed out that Bill Burr is a huge Meshuggah fan; as a drummer himself, he has spoken real highly of Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake.
He then starts sharing with Howie Mandel what Meshuggah are like (speaking to their song “Bleed”). He then goes into a story about a show he was at where the band were performing and how he happened to have seen Tool’s Danny Carey at the show. Burr shares that Carey is also one of his favorite drummers.
The comedian then goes on to say that the band did something crazy during their set – they did something super bad ass (no shock there) – and at the right moment, Burr turned his head around to see Danny Carey just shout “Fuck!” in pure excitement.
“Wow,” Bill Burr says, “They just blew Danny Carey’s mind. That is so cool that I just saw that.” Burr really enjoyed seeing one pro drummer appreciating another pro drummer. You can check out this video featuring Bill Burr below. What are your thoughts on Meshuggah’s performances? What do you think of Danny Carey’s drumming?
A few months ago, we spoke with Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake about the band’s latest album, Immutable. It was an incredibly insightful conversation where we got to learn a lot about the record and the band’s artistry. You can check out the full interview with Tomas Haake by following the link below.