Charges Against Tool’s Danny Carey After Assault + Homophobic Slur Incident Dropped

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Last month, it was reported that Tool drummer Danny Carey was due in court to discuss an assault charge made against him. However, as reported by Fox 4, those charges have been dropped.

Back in 2021, Carey was arrested for a misdemeanor assault. Per a report obtained by TMZ at the time, Carey shoved his fingers into another person’s chest and shouted a homophobic slur at them.

The Tool drummer was arrested and there was the possibility he might have to pay one hell of a hefty fine.

But, per this recent report from Fox 4, prosecutors have dismissed the assault charges against Carey.

As to why the charges were dismissed – no official reason was provided; the court shared that the case is a “closed confidential matter.”

When it comes to other news involving the Tool drummer, he is currently jamming in Seth Meyers’ 8G Band.

Meyers has been known to bring on metal drummers to play in his late-night show band, with Carey taking up residency in the 8G Band from January 23rd to the 26th.

When it comes to other Tool-related news, did you hear that band frontman Maynard James Keenan will be hosting a class on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? This is a class open to anyone who is interested in learning the martial arts sport (though spots are limited). If you are interested in learning how to get involved and attend the class, you can find out more details by following the link below.

Maynard James Keenan Is Offering a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class

Also, are you familiar with the song that Tool will never play live again? Speaking about this song’s origin, Keenan shared the following about it in the past:

“Recognising, identifying, the cycle of abuse within yourself. That’s the first step of the process: realisation; identifying. The next step is to work through it. But, this song is about the first step in the process, which is recognizing.”

To find out what that song is, follow the link below.

Tool Will Never Play This Song Again