You Can Add Tool to the Growing List of Artists that are Inviting Fans Onstage


There’s an awesome trend happening at live metal shows these days: bands are inviting audience members to participate in their live performances. This isn’t anything new — groups have been doing it for ages — but it sure seems like it’s been a lot more common lately. First, we saw the Dillinger Escape Plan invite a fan to take over for Greg Puciato at the GWAR-B-Q; next, we had Alice in Chains invite an audience member up on stage to play the drums for “Would?”; and finally, Gojira had a twelve-year-old jam with them during a soundcheck.

The latest band in line to join the trend? Tool!

Adam Jones picked a kid out of the crowd at a recent show to come and be Danny Carey’s drum tech. The kid didn’t jam out, but he did hold on to a drumstick, presumably ready to hand it to Carey in the event he needed it during one of his patented 40-minute drum solos. The video ended up on their Facebook page and has garnered a lot of fan response.

Here’s what the band had to say about it:

“During one recent Tool show, Adam plucked this lucky fellow out of the audience (with his parents’ consent, of course) and escorted him onto the stage behind Danny during the drum solo. Once there, he was given a drum stick – which he thought that he was supposed to hand to Danny – although what he really wanted to do was to keep it. I guess this means that he would rather be a drummer than a drum-tech when he gets old enough. Video by Rynne Stump.”

Pretty awesome! The little guy must’ve been starstruck. I know I would’ve been. As always, you can find the video embedded below:

[via The PRP]

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