In addition to being the drummer for Tool, it can also be noted that Danny Carey was raised in Paola, Kansas. He graduated from Paola High School in 1979 and also attended university at both UMKC and Emporia State University before heading off to Los Angeles to make it big in percussion.
What seems to be a little mentioned fact is that Carey served as the drummer for Green Jellö before finally hooking up with the boys from Tool. So, yes, that's him drumming away on the seminal Three Little Pigs from Green Jellö's (or Green Jellÿ, depending on your chronological preferences) first album.
As I am from Paola, there was always a certain level of rumor and legend surrounding Mr. Carey. An acquaintance of mine claimed to have bought Danny Carey's first drumset from Carey's parents. Another friend (and my first college roommate) claimed to have given him a ride home one afternoon, as Carey's car had broken down.
His senior picture is not exactly flattering.