Story Behind Tool & Rush Secret Supergroup Revealed
Wouldn’t it be awesome seeing Tool, The Police, and Rush perform on one stage? Imagine no more, because at some point, it was close to happening.
Just recently, Tool drummer Danny Carey recalled his memories jamming with two of rock’s most iconic drummers, Stewart Copeland of The Police and the late Neil Peart of Rush. It was dubbed as their secret private supergroup.
In an interview with Cleve Scene, Carey revealed that a decade ago, he and Peart would visit Copeland’s house to do the jamming sessions. He shared:
“Me and Neil Peart used to go up to Stewart Copeland’s house to get together for these jams. It was a fantastic time. We did that ten or so years ago and would do it every couple of years. It was a blast. It was a good drummer hang, that’s for sure.”
In April 2011, these three famed musicians were joined by Les Claypool of Primus on bass and jammed to their original song “Count Drumula.” Carey played the trombone while Copeland showed off his tuba skills. The quartet was dubbed as “CCCP” coming from the initials of their last names.
The video of them jamming and having fun was posted on Carey’s 50th birthday party in May that year. Although, it wasn’t followed by an official collaboration, it’s still amazing to see all these great artists play their instrument and just rock out together.
Watch the video below.