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Name: Daniel Edwin Carey                                                             
Born: 10 May 1961 Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.                                             
Daniel Edwin "Danny" Carey (born May 10, 1961 in Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.) is         
the drummer for the progressive rock band Tool.                                       
Carey's first encounter with the drums began at the age of ten by joining the         
school band and taking private lessons on the snare drum. Two years later, Carey     
began to practice on a drum set and began working with a private teacher. In his     
senior year of high school in Paola, Kansas, Carey joined the high school jazz       
band and began to study under a new teacher specifically for jazz drumming           
training. As Carey progressed through high school and later college at the           
University of Missouri–Kansas City, he began expanding his studies in percussion   
with theory into the principles of geometry, science, and metaphysics as well as     
delving into Sacred Geometry and certain hidden aspects of life and the occult (hidden)
Carey also played jazz while attending college and got to experience the jazz         
scene in Kansas City.                                                                 
A major commitment to life as an artist convinced Carey to leave Kansas and           
travel to Los Angeles, California where he was able to perform as a studio           
drummer with Carole King and perform live sets with Pigmy Love Circus. He also       
played in Green Jellÿ as Danny Longlegs and recorded the album Cereal Killer. He     
would later find his way to Tool after coming to know singer Maynard James           
Keenan and guitarist Adam Jones and practicing with them in place of drummers         
the two had requested but had never shown up. Besides Tool, Carey also finds         
time for other projects new and old such as Pigmy Love Circus, VOLTO!, and ZAUM.