Anything can go wrong while recording an album in the studio. One of these instances could be due to a candle. According to the new Kerrang! Inside Track podcast, producer “Evil” Joe Barresi revealed Tool drummer Danny Carey almost delayed the band’s new album, Fear Inoculum, even more by having one of his floor toms catch fire due to a fallen candle. Not only would the recording process of the album get pushed back even further, Barresi revealed Carey nearly burned down the entire studio.
“When we were tracking, we always liked to set up the room so it’s visual. Dan’s got like, some geometry thing behind him and there’s always a PA and candles. It’s always very vibey.
I remember the drum tech Bruce Jacoby was in front of the console and I saw this look of panic in his face, and I was like ‘what– what is going on.’ All of a sudden he just bolts out of the control room through this back door and he gets behind Danny’s drum kit where I guess Dan was playing with such power that one of the candles fell over on his floor tom and started burning the floor tom so that the head of the floor tom went on fire. There are sprinklers in the ceiling, so we were trying to get the fire out before the sprinklers went off and the whole recording would be ruined.
That was one of the most insane moments, actually. Dan almost burned down the studio.”
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[via Metal Injection]