Tool drummer Danny Carey arrested for Misdemeanour Assault at Kansas City airport

Tool drummer, Danny Carey
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Tool's Danny Carey was arrested this weekend after police at Kansas City Airport were called to "a report of a disturbance between two males in an airport terminal" on Sunday (12 December). 

TMZ reports that Carey was arrested and transported to a nearby police station where he was booked for Misdemeanour Assault. He has reportedly been released from custody on bond, with a report of the incident having been forwarded to prosecutors for review and potential charges.

In the video below (posted by TMZ), Carey can be heard instructing the person behind the camera to "videotape all of this", while repeatedly asking a police officer "You're arresting me for assault, who did I assault?". 

The clip later skips to Carey being restrained by two officers, having his baseball cap knocked off while being forced against a window and told to "Quit resisting, now", while being placed handcuffs.

Carey - a Kansas native and basketball fan - was performing with with the University of Kansas marching band at the Missouri Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks NCAA match. He sat in on drums for a cover of Jimi Hendrix's Fire. 

Last week, Carey joined an all-star cast of musicians including Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith, Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen for a one-off performance at Malibu Elementary School's Bring Back The Arts.

Tool and Carey are yet to comment on the arrest.

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.