Rush With Danny Carey

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson stepped onto the stage at Wembley Stadium at the beginning of the month to pay tribute to late FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins. The two RUSH men played a set with FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, who filled the place of late Neil Peart.

Yesterday, Lee and Lifeson played the same set at the second tribute show, with Grohl reprising his “2112 Part I: Overture” role and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS man Chad Smith playing on “Working Man.” And, to make things more interesting, the drummer for YYZ was one of those ‘what-if’ names who tend to crop up when people talk about an unlikely scenario where Rush tour once more: Tool‘s polyrhythm king Danny Carey.

The trio were introduced by Jack Black, who told stories of his two encounters with Taylor Hawkins, both at The Forum.

Hawkins was found dead on March 25 at the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Bogota, Colombia while FOO FIGHTERS were on tour.

An official cause of death for Hawkins hasn’t yet been released, but Colombia’s attorney general’s office released a preliminary toxicology report, saying that medical examiners found evidence of 10 types of substances in Hawkins‘s body, including opioids, benzodiazepines, marij*ana and antidepressants.