Tool’s Danny Carey has the assault case against him dropped

Tool drummer Danny Carey at the Grammys
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Prosecutors have dropped the assault charge faced by Tool drummer Danny Carey.

Carey was arrested for misdemeanour assault at Kansas City International Airport on December 12, 2021 following an alleged incident involving a security officer at the airport. According to a report obtained by TMZ, the drummer shoved his finger in the man’s chest and used a homophobic slur during the altercation.

A video of the incident posted on TMZ saw Carey asking the arresting officers, “Who did I assault?” and saying, “I just want to get the fuck out of here.” The drummer is then pushed against a glass wall by the officers, who proceed to handcuff him as one says “quit resisting now.”

However, Fox4 News Kansas City report that the assault charges against Carey has been dropped as of January 23. No reason was given for the dismissal.

Carey’s Tool bandmate Maynard James Keenan has just announced that he will be hosting an introductory class to Brazilian jiu-jitsu next month in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Promoting the class, the martial arts school post on their social media: "Heads up to any Jiu Jitsu aficionados traveling to AZ to attend the Super Bowl. Cottonwood is just a short drive north from Phx. Maynard James Keenan will be hosting “An Introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu” on Sat, Feb 11th at the new Verde Valley BJJ facility.

"This is a detailed orientation for Beginners, White belts, and Blue belts. Upper belts are welcome to attend. There will be 2 sessions and space is limited. Visit for details. To book your spot, call 928-963-6173 or email”

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