Tool’s Danny Carey Recalls LSD Pranks & Penis Piercings With Ministry’s Al Jourgensen


Tool, etc. drummer Danny Carey recently spoke to Loudwire of his memorable experiences with Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen. Carey gave some context to a story featured in Jourgensen‘s newly-released autobiography “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen“.

That tale saw Jourgensen give Tool members an unbeknownst to them bottle of LSD-spiked whisky in the early 90’s—a move they later paid him back for by tricking him into taking copious amounts of LSD himself.

Of the story Carey said:

“God, that’s funny, man. That’s like ’91 or ’92, probably. I think maybe that was Paul, our old bass player. I know it wasn’t Adam and I know it wasn’t Maynard and I don’t remember it. Maybe it was me, that’s why I don’t remember. That does sound familiar to me, man. I think I remember Paul thinking about it as a payback or something. That does kind of ring a bell. That’s a lot of water under the bridge.

My most memorable thing about being backstage with those guys; I think we were sitting at a bar the first time I saw Al. He had a straw running through someone’s dick. He was taking a drink out of the straw as it was going through this other guy’s dick while he was kneeling on the bar. I was like, “What the fuck is this guy doing?” It was quite a spectacle.”

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