Tool & QOTSA Members Play Massive Show Together


What a time to be alive as we just saw an amazing line up in Los Angeles, California as Primus recently played a benefit live show at The Belasco last Monday, April 17, with the proceedings going to director Jimmy Hayward, who is battling cancer.

As reported by UG, With that we saw Primus being joined by Tool members Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey (who is wearing a shirt that says ‘Titt*es W Beer’), as well as Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen for a star studded event.

The set was loaded and included renditions of Tool’s “Aenema”, AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie”, and King Crimson’s “Thela Hun Ginjeet”. Furthermore, during a version of Led Zeppelin’s “Moby Dick”, Carey engaged in a drum battle with Primus’ Tim Alexander.

Primus are known for their quirky lyrics and offbeat sense of humor, so the above songs gave a bit of a nod to that and seem to have a very ‘handsy’ theme to them. Was it planned? Tough to say, but it does seem like it and we are here for it.

While Tool and Primus’ styles and sounds are quite different, both bands are respected for their innovative approach to rock music and their commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the genre. That’s why it feels like they will do some kind of tour or collaboration soon. As odd as it seems, they fit extremely well together and I could see this being a great run for both bands should they decide to take it a step further and get in the studio or even the tour bus together.

Just think about all of the sounds that could come out of that. It’s the delicious, yet alarming, combination of peanut butter and bacon. It doesn’t sound like it will fit at first, but once you take a big ‘ol bite, you realize that it’s been missing from your life for just too long.