According to FOX4 News Kansas City, prosecutors have denied the assault charges TOOL drummer Danny Carey.
No reasons were given for the dismissal, with the court stating only that the case is a confidential and closed matter.
The decision to drop the case comes more than a year later Carey was arrested on December 12, 2021 for an alleged assault at Kansas City International Airport. In the tmz extensionthe video of the accident, Carey he could be heard berating the officers and telling the person filming it to “record all of this”. The musician, who could be seen wearing a Kansas City Chiefs shirt, kept asking one of the officers, “Who did I attack?” and exclaiming, “I just want to get out of here.” At the end of the video, two officers could be seen pushing Carey against a glass wall outside the airport, with an officer ordering Carey not to get too close to them. The officers then pulled the handcuffs Carey‘s wrists, with one of them telling the drummer to “stop resisting now.”
Second tmz extensionlaw enforcement sources said Carey allegedly assaulted an employee working security at the airport. According to a police report Carey he allegedly thrust two fingers into the worker’s chest and repeatedly yelled, “You’re a fucking f****t!”
The 61-year-old musician was arrested on a misdemeanor and was released on bail.
A spokesman for the Kansas City Department of Aviation said Rolling stone at the time: “Regarding the request for body and dash cam video, our law enforcement agencies do not have this technology. The police report has been forwarded to the prosecution for review.”
CareyThe arrest came the day after he had executed the Jimi Hendrix song “Fire” at the University of Kansas vs. University of Missouri men’s basketball game in Lawrence, Kansas.
TOOL was formed in 1990 and has released five studio albums so far: “Undertow” (1993),“Ænima” (1996),“Lateral” (2001),“10,000 days” (2006) and “Inoculum of Fear” (2019); two EPs: “72826” (1991) and “Opiates” (1992); and the limited edition box set, “Saliva” (2000). The band has won four Grammy Awards: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”),”Best Metal Performance” (2002, “Schism”),”Best Recording Package” (2007, “10,000 days”) and “Best Metal Performance” (2020, “7empest”).
“Inoculum of Fear” arrived in August 2019, after years of waiting. The album debuted at number 1 on billboard‘s Top 200, shattering sales and radio records while also earning it widespread critical acclaim.
Photo: Kansas City Police Department