Dennis Chambers Hears TOOL For The First Time

  • Publicado el 22 may 2022
  • What if funk/fusion drummer Dennis Chambers was the drummer for Tool?
    (Don’t tell Danny Carey.)
    Dennis is known for his legendary backbeat and funky style. So of course we felt mischievous and we dared him to try playing “Schism”, one of Tool’s biggest songs. It’s full of odd time signatures, quick, complex changes and unexpected accents, and Dennis had never heard it before.
    But we didn’t ask him to learn the real drum parts: we wanted to see what he’d come up with on his own after hearing the song once. While you’ll hear the song with drums in this video, Dennis was actually listening to a drumless track.
    “This is not me,” he warned us as he listened through the track, but “in my younger days, this would’ve been up my alley!”
    How will Dennis Chambers not only learn a song he’s never heard before, but in a style he’s unfamiliar with - and in odd time, at that?
    Since the song doesn’t have a drum track, he listens for two things: the style and the time signature. Watch Dennis’ playthrough where he gives it his own spin. It’s solid, it’s groovy, and there’s some unexpected footwork later on. It’s amazing how much a song can change with a different approach on the drums.
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  • Drumeo
    Drumeo  Hace 4 meses +424

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    • i Jamguitar
      i Jamguitar Hace 3 días

      10:08 his facial expression = nightmare is almost over and I can go home now.

    • Windows Alternative
      Windows Alternative Hace 16 días

      I droped a like and subbed, I want to here more from this man he's got skillz!

    • Joe Lopez
      Joe Lopez Hace 22 días +1

      "DANNY CARRY DESTROYS THIS GUY LIVE"..DANNY IS BEYOND AMAZING LIVE!! kinda makes you check your self how bad we suck...and that Danny is on another planet!!

    • Vulfpecker
      Vulfpecker Hace un mes

      Those steady hi hats @ 5:17 are perfect

    • Matt Beilewech
      Matt Beilewech Hace un mes

      He made the song better out of boredom

  • Eric
    Eric Hace 3 meses +9406

    He may not like it, but he knows the pieces fit.

  • Sean Spollen
    Sean Spollen Hace 24 días +411

    You should’ve showed him listening to the ACTUAL drum track after playing his version. It just feels so incomplete without seeing his take on how it actually goes…. That’s how you should do these videos in the future at least….

    • Natty and Daddy Show
      Natty and Daddy Show Hace 4 días

      @xodiak totally

    • Natty and Daddy Show
      Natty and Daddy Show Hace 4 días

      I agree completely

    • airrun88
      airrun88 Hace 10 días

    • airrun88
      airrun88 Hace 10 días

    • airrun88
      airrun88 Hace 10 días +3

      They have his reaction listening to this song in their ESclips shorts.

  • Rodger Dodger
    Rodger Dodger Hace un mes +417

    Massive tool fan here, seeing this man absolutely kill this track in his own way made me almost feel emotional, hard to explain

    • Johan Dorbeck
      Johan Dorbeck Hace un día

      Totally understand. Tearing up a bit even.

    • Kaine Denning
      Kaine Denning Hace 7 días +1

      Get over it....Dennis is a drumming legend.

    • Patrick Junio
      Patrick Junio Hace 7 días +1

      @Shagata Ganai love the way you express it. and hey, there is no such thing as a "former" musician ;) wish you all the best for all your future endeavors.

    • Shagata Ganai
      Shagata Ganai Hace 7 días +1

      @Patrick Junio My Muse has carried me many, many times in this life.
      I have felt the vibration of the one who was my Destiny. I'm a former and would-be drummer, and certain passages of music make me cry. The whole place is about vibration. The Universe. The fast vibration is energy. The slow vibration is matter. In between is speech and music. And magic, if you find the right player(s).

    • Patrick Junio
      Patrick Junio Hace 10 días

      @Shagata Ganai I was about to say, it's witnessing the closest thing to real and total freedom, when you reach that part where it just clicks and you're off into the universe... but you expressed it in a way that makes it so much more of a collective thing that it makes me a bit happier for today. Thank you :)

  • MrRevertis
    MrRevertis Hace un mes +259

    This man is so humble, he's clearly a true artist and professional. I love Tool and I loved this.

    • Sean Spollen
      Sean Spollen Hace 13 días +1

      So humble that he had a tantrum at the beginning lol.

    • Malc del norte
      Malc del norte Hace 29 días +3

      Was going to comment but that says it all. Beautiful to watch him enjoy the song and such a talent (hope he listens to more Tool too he he)

  • Dan The Traveling Man
    Dan The Traveling Man Hace un mes +360

    This is so much better than one of those “some nobody reacts to some song”. He’s a real musician and shows us both his knowledge and extremely high level of skill interpreting a song he would never have listened to otherwise. More of these please 🙏🏽

  • John Prather
    John Prather Hace 4 meses +4579

    Yeah we definitely need him hearing the original drum part, and we DEFINITELY need "Danny Carey reacts to Dennis Chambers writing a drum part for his song".

    • rizalprems
      rizalprems Hace 20 días

      Make it happen 🙌🏻

    • Puder McGavin
      Puder McGavin Hace 20 días

      Fuck yes Dana needs to listen to his rendition!

    • Will liam
      Will liam Hace 20 días


    • French Toasted
      French Toasted Hace un mes

      i want him and danny dueting like phil and chester

    • Mark Paren
      Mark Paren Hace un mes

      DC would probably just laugh and not care 😂

  • Geplus Logger
    Geplus Logger Hace un mes +362

    He DEFINITELY tuned into the feel of the song. Brilliant performance. "I'm quite sure it was wrong." No, sir. No. It was QUITE RIGHT. Wow!

    • wokedr
      wokedr Hace un mes +11

      He have the backing of so many tool fans and the appreciation for his groove laying on it. Magic.

    • Eva McCray
      Eva McCray Hace un mes +12

      Yes! He hit the groove, and rode it completely.

  • Negative Magikarp
    Negative Magikarp Hace 21 un día +54

    When he opened his eyes at 10:07 for the first time while playing, that smile on his face. Every musician knows that feeling when you are in the groove and having fun.

    • T D
      T D Hace 6 días +1

      And then, my friend, the eyes closed again, and he got real serious, because he started really FEELING it. Awesome musician. Damn!

  • Judge Jorgensen
    Judge Jorgensen Hace un mes +143

    I have to say as a Tool fan who has heard this song upwards of 200 times, this sounds so strange to me. Expecting to hear the drums I know already and then hearing Dennis is an odd sensation. That said, he did an amazing job and the fact that he didn’t even hear the drum track at all before hand is absolutely fantastic.
    Thank you.

    • Kevin Zenker
      Kevin Zenker Hace 20 días +2

      Same here. At first it kind of does sound wrong or at least unusual. But does a great job in the end, fits the song very well.

  • Randy Harris
    Randy Harris Hace 28 días +233

    I totally admire when musicians who seemed to be locked in a specific genre are willing to have an open mind and discover how incredible other bands are....

    • decimus
      decimus Hace un día

      @Gaine Douze eh, that's a little condescending considering that Dennis heard this for the first time, enjoyed listening to it and then tried to play with it. I think Carey would struggle with Dennis music.

    • Spencer Smith
      Spencer Smith Hace un día

      @Gaine Douze I have a feeling that Danny Carey would not do as well with some of Dennis Chambers more complex tracks on a first pass as Dennis did with Schism.

    • Patrick Junio
      Patrick Junio Hace 10 días +3

      @Gaine Douze sure, but also don't disregard the fact that you just heard his first attempt at playing to a song he has never heard, without any knowledge of what the original drums are. And this man was vibing! ;)

    • Gaine Douze
      Gaine Douze Hace 12 días +1

      But we can hear that Dennis is still locked in a loop and not using all the capability of his drumkit....This is why Dany Carey is Dany Carey!

    • Mr VRIΛMIS
      Mr VRIΛMIS Hace 21 un día +6

      most musicians are that way, is a way to discover new ways to integrate into your own style

  • Increase
    Increase Hace 2 meses +715

    first off, your kit sounds fucking incredible.. also that was a fun interpretation. super cool. would be really cool to watch him listen to the actual drums at the end. kinda surprised that wasnt part of the whole premise to be honest.

    • hix 117
      hix 117 Hace un mes

      @Daniel Shields not true

    • VengefulAmoeba
      VengefulAmoeba Hace un mes +1

      @Daniel Shields Not knowing the band vs not knowing their music are two different things.

    • Daniel Shields
      Daniel Shields Hace un mes

      @VengefulAmoeba if you don't know tool your not a metal head.

    • barrel dreamz
      barrel dreamz Hace un mes


    • Matthew Prosser
      Matthew Prosser Hace un mes

      Wait I’m only part way through and he actually doesn’t get to hear the actual drum track?

    M0NTIK0RE Hace un mes +167

    This was goosebump inducing. When he caught the rhythm of the break, my neck tingles kicked in full force. The way this man feels rhythm is amazing.

    • Joseph Tavano
      Joseph Tavano Hace un mes +2

      @Star Dust if he reheased this song for a week he could deliver some serious magic.
      I'm not a great drummer. I'm decent in my own style. But watching Chambers learn this song is exactly what I do. And most amateur bands don't really have the patience for a drummer to actively listen, to lay down a few simple interactions like this, and then layer in the fills and the personality. It's too bad.

    • Star Dust
      Star Dust Hace un mes +1

      @Joseph Tavano Agreed. Could you also imagine once Chambers gets the magic going how it would sound coming out live!!

    • Joseph Tavano
      Joseph Tavano Hace un mes +6

      This is how real drummers do it. I see all these guys on ESclips showing you how well they learned someone else's interpretation of a song and they're all robotic. A guy like Chambers would never do that. A guy like Danny Carey would t either.What we're watching is Chambers just at the beginning of his discovery of the song. Just getting a vibe for it. I don't hear a finished product here. Chambers is just exploring a framework he can layer on. It would take him likely days to really find himself in this track and get some magic going.
      25+ years of drumming here, and just a taste of my own personal style: you're better off developing your own style to established songs rather than note for note transcriptions. There's nothing creative about playing transcribed drum tracks, and it doesn't train you to write your own songs or arrange your band's music.
      Own your rhythm--dont try and copy someone else's!

    • Star Dust
      Star Dust Hace un mes

      @M0NTIK0RE Well said!! 💯

    • M0NTIK0RE
      M0NTIK0RE Hace un mes +10

      @Wyatt of course Danny plays that song better, no shit lol. The whole point of this was taking someone completely out of their element and watching them experience it, which you'd have picked up on if you watched it properly.

  • Bob Sinclair
    Bob Sinclair Hace un mes +64

    You know your a master drummer when you can re-invented the track and it sounds almost perfect along side the original.

  • Dominik Brame
    Dominik Brame Hace un mes +101

    His transition with the time signatures was seriously impressive. I don’t have musicians ear at all and I could still tell how ridiculously talented you must be for that.

    • Zachary Jacobson
      Zachary Jacobson Hace 27 días +3

      @HoustonSwisha hi, drummer here (kind of). I play percussion in my school band among other things and have a good ear. In the main riff at 1:04, try counting to 5 and then 7. It may be difficult at first but after a few tries you should be able to hear it. There are multiple times that the song switches between different numbers (time signatures). What makes this song so difficult is because the time signatures that tool are switching to are not "common" or pretty much a straight 3/4. Hopefully this comment helps you feel the changes :)
      Oh also when counting seven I shorten it to "sev" to keep it at 1 syllable.

    • Siddharth A.
      Siddharth A. Hace 27 días

      It's even MORE impressive with a musician's ear

    • BotBrattMusic
      BotBrattMusic Hace un mes +1

      The song is a literal work of genius by Dany Carrey. Very complex and requires so much skill. Trying to playing along while you know everything about the drums in the song is still ultra hard. And he created his own version without listening to drums at all. Massive respect

    • Anthony Silva
      Anthony Silva Hace un mes +5

      @HoustonSwisha Pr just listen to a rythm change and the in-between of that

    • HoustonSwisha
      HoustonSwisha Hace un mes +1

      Could you time stamp the parts where he transitions time signatures? I’m not a drum person but wanna try to see if I notice it myself

  • Christian Kelley
    Christian Kelley Hace 4 meses +7648

    Please do more of these concepts where people try to play over a song they’ve never heard. I saw the Enter Sandman one & that one’s brilliant too but this concept is awesome. I loved this.

    • Evan Thompson
      Evan Thompson Hace un mes

      @Billie Mack I get what you're saying, but Larnell Lewis who did that would destroy this song. All due respect to Carey, but Larnell is a fucking machine. He learned all of Snarky Puppy's pieces for the Lingus album on a fucking plane ride to go record. Dude is insanely talented and probably would feel more comfortable with a song like this because he's a jazz drummer so odd time signatures are more Commonplace to him.

    • Perfidious 333
      Perfidious 333 Hace un mes

      Have someone do a Meshuggah song

      JOHN CHILLINGHAM Hace un mes

      Mind is blown how you can compare the garbage drumming of lars to an absolute genius like danny carey. Listen more thoroughly...

    • christopher welsh
      christopher welsh Hace un mes

      @Luke Covey Can't wait for the next TOOL album. Opening track will be in Pi/cube root of 13 time signature

    • Comment Auditor
      Comment Auditor Hace un mes

      @mastod0n1 like you said "most drummers learned to play Schism"...this dude neither learned or practiced. He's on a whole other level. Not knocking your comment but it's a lot harder to play a song you've never heard than one you know and have practiced. He didn't even get a reference of what the drums originally were.

  • MyFirstSeven
    MyFirstSeven Hace un mes +31

    That was a real treat to watch. Totally felt like I was cheering him on, he was so close to so much of it in the beginning and then it was like the spirit of DC fused into him, he caught fire! Tool songs are awesome for this, I’ve always felt like they are built to showcase the drums so much and Dennis really wasn’t shy about stepping into that. It was fun watching him have fun with it, and to see him feeling the emotions and pouring that into the playing towards the end. Super fun, super cool. Thanks for doing that!

  • MCB
    MCB Hace un mes +40

    Imagine being so skilled at something you could give a performance this good and still think it was wrong 🤯

  • Young Gun
    Young Gun Hace 20 días +11

    This was a fantastic rendition of the song. The timing and feel on this song is so hard to figure out and he nailed it

  • hardlymick
    hardlymick Hace un mes +33

    One of the best sounding drum kits I've heard. That bass sound was phenomenal.

    • Mark Lowe
      Mark Lowe Hace un mes +1

      Always good to have talent work on a good canvas. Agree, they sound really good.

  • Axolot
    Axolot Hace 4 meses +661

    Please have Danny Carrey react to this !

    • Robert Sertic
      Robert Sertic Hace 2 meses

      @Poopface Loser Fear Inoculum toppled Taylor Swift LOL its still cool today.

    • DrDisInfect 😷
      DrDisInfect 😷 Hace 3 meses

      Wtf no

    • Kitchens. With Leon
      Kitchens. With Leon Hace 3 meses +1

      Danny Carrey likes this 👍

    • BazzfromtheBackground
      BazzfromtheBackground Hace 3 meses +3

      @Aussie Hardwood So why did you watch the video? Or are you just here to comment you don't like a thing?

    • Poopface Loser
      Poopface Loser Hace 3 meses

      @TaintRight yes, a ton of posers still buy tickets to tool, just as they did with limp biscuit. (= And let's put it this way, if you can't handle my opinion then you can't handle anything more than a boring band like Tool. Get well soon.

  • Googleplus Isterrible
    Googleplus Isterrible Hace un mes +12

    This is some next level drumming. It gives the song such a different perspective. Absolutely amazing!! A generational talent!

  • Kacper Szatkowski
    Kacper Szatkowski Hace un mes +12

    Now imagine to do what Dennis did with all the other instruments, recording all of the individual 'blind' performances and then putting them back into the whole song. Someone needs to try that!

  • otzenfree
    otzenfree Hace 2 meses +113

    He really gets into the pocket in the second bridge. Starts absolutely feeling it. Amazing to do without hearing a beat initially and only operating of strings and vocal cues. Incredible musicianship. And Jesus Christ that ending!

    • otzenfree
      otzenfree Hace un mes +2

      @Adam Gibson yes, totally! but as he said, it wasn't really his thing, and i felt like it showed at the beginning while he found his footing with how he wanted to cut it up. But I feel like that discomfort with the style went out the window by the second bridge, and that ending was dirty af.

    • Adam Gibson
      Adam Gibson Hace un mes +2

      He counted the time signature with a drumless listen. He is a modern motzart.

  • Theo Lang
    Theo Lang Hace 8 días +2

    After a few minutes he was really feeling that timing! For it not being his style he is an incredible freestyle player

  • Brandon Scott
    Brandon Scott Hace 4 meses +2014

    I really appreciate Dennis showing us this vulnerable side of his playing. I’ve had to play songs at gigs that I’ve never heard before and I feel like it’s a very important/overlooked skill to learn as a working musician. Great Job!!!

    • dh
      dh Hace 3 meses

      I got fired from my band of 12 years so I had to join several new bands and I've been spending a lot of time playing songs I don't know I keep my eyes closed I can't waste any energy with my eyes

    • J D Jones
      J D Jones Hace 3 meses


    • Rick Simmons
      Rick Simmons Hace 4 meses

      Well said!!!

    • Julian Sundström
      Julian Sundström Hace 4 meses

      @Myprivateyoutube that made zero sense but whatever. . Byeee

    • Myprivateyoutube
      Myprivateyoutube Hace 4 meses

      @Julian Sundström
      This is like people who say Phil Rudd is awesome cuz "pocket"
      Y'all are funny

  • Aaron Keefner
    Aaron Keefner Hace 25 días +20

    Good lord...this is a sign of an absolute drum prodigy when they can hit the song this well after never hearing the song, let alone the drum track before.

  • Randy Fulford
    Randy Fulford Hace un mes +8

    Damn, this is PHENOMENAL! So amazing. My favorite (tied for favorite) Tool song of all time and I love his rendition of the drums. Unreal how he was able to put this together in 1 listen-through!

  • Chris F
    Chris F Hace 8 días +3

    Wow that was masterful. I loved how he made every bar sound completely random while still keeping time. His drums alone was a song onto themselves with this song.

  • Flyinhawaiian58
    Flyinhawaiian58 Hace un mes +35

    You could see the rhythmic wheels turning in his brain as he breaks down the track, then that smile @ 10:09 that seems to say, "This Tool stuff isn't so bad, the pieces actually DO fit!" Remarkable drummer and performance!

  • ThorCast
    ThorCast Hace 4 meses +240

    Please let him hear the originial with drums, and get him to talk about it! It would be great to hear his thoughts on Danny's drum-patterns on this track, after he did this interpretation :)

    • John Seward
      John Seward Hace 4 meses +3

      Came here to say the same thing. Would be awesome to hear his thoughts listening to the song with Danny’s drum track but AFTER his own interpretation.

    • Bryan
      Bryan Hace 4 meses


    • Rick G
      Rick G Hace 4 meses +4

      What I was waiting for but kinda blue-balled lol..

    • David B
      David B Hace 4 meses +6

      Absolutely. That would be a reaction video I would actually want to see.

    • john j johnington iii
      john j johnington iii Hace 4 meses +4

      @DimIsHigh They're probably paying him per hour. Got to record and run lol.

  • Actual Turtle
    Actual Turtle Hace un mes +12

    And it's interesting how two completely different interpretations of the song both work incredibly well for it. Dennis said it was wrong, but I disagree. It was a perfect drum track to this song.

  • Kieth J
    Kieth J Hace 19 días +2

    I freaking love this. Music speaks to the soul. This man tapped into his soul even without liking the song. Mad respect!!

  • Thanks _a_Lottman
    Thanks _a_Lottman Hace 21 un día +5

    to hear someone say they've never heard this band or song and say that they have to get this album is just as fulfilling as hearing his take of Schism itself! enjoy the album!

  • Actual Turtle
    Actual Turtle Hace un mes +133

    I love that he actually started to feel the metal and brought the double kick in. Such a great ear, and a great memory.
    Also that snare sounds AMAZING.

    • Actual Turtle
      Actual Turtle Hace un mes +4

      @BACK 9 GOLF You see it when it hits him and he's like "Oh, I get this now. I understand how this is supposed to work."

    • BACK 9 GOLF
      BACK 9 GOLF Hace un mes +2

      Totally agree. He was rocking it at the end

  • Dalian Moya
    Dalian Moya Hace 3 meses +2528

    “I’m quite sure it was wrong, but it felt great to me.” A real musician.

    • fistsofsteel5
      fistsofsteel5 Hace 2 meses

      amen to that sir.

    • GreyGamer
      GreyGamer Hace 2 meses

      Great take on a great song!

    • John Finklestein
      John Finklestein Hace 2 meses

      @Mick , yet another one keep bumping 5FDP and chugging monsters kyle. Keep away from cultured and real musicians lol

    • Mikey Rice Music
      Mikey Rice Music Hace 2 meses

      Be careful with the context of this quote lol

    • zaxmaxlax
      zaxmaxlax Hace 3 meses

      @Gateway833 Exactly my point, I'm not dissing tool, I'm just stating facts.

  • Marcus Del Greco
    Marcus Del Greco Hace un mes +16

    Anyone who's played the drums knows how amazing this performance is. Just wow, the feels on this man.

    • Cindy-Leah Weisner
      Cindy-Leah Weisner Hace un mes

      I don’t play the drums, I still know this is amazing. Dennis Chambers is incredible. Music, the universal language…

  • CrunkFunk
    CrunkFunk Hace un mes +2

    That was an amazing interpretation. I wonder what he would do differently, hearing the drum line only, then playing it with the tracks without drums.

  • KM
    KM Hace un mes +4

    The syncopations he added in his take are awesome. I don't play drums but this is really inspiring.

  • MikeD JR
    MikeD JR Hace un mes +3

    Hats off to that excellent performance man, for it not being in your current repertoire I think it was incredible.

  • Paul D
    Paul D Hace un mes +21

    This is an example of music being an universal language.

  • darkdancer72
    darkdancer72 Hace 15 días +1

    This is so great! I love Dennis Chambers as a drummer AND I love TOOL. What a combination and what a great idea!

  • Tyler Burke
    Tyler Burke Hace un mes +2

    That was rad. Good job Dennis! Was fun to hear a different perception on percussion for this particular song too. Danny Carey’s shoes aren’t only massive in reality, haha, but even bigger shoes to fill. Both masters here though. Awesome stuff. ❤️

  • Joe Nobody
    Joe Nobody Hace un mes +2

    This was a lot of fun to watch. Love Dennis' creating along with this classic song.

  • hackshadows
    hackshadows Hace 4 meses +330

    this is absolutely FASCINATING. Danny Carey's groove seems like it's the only possible thing that could go with these riffs, but Chambers' is such a different feel and yet it also works *so well*

    • swimant0
      swimant0 Hace 3 meses

      @Craig Walker GREAT COMMENT!

    • G0dspelronin
      G0dspelronin Hace 3 meses +4

      @Craig Walker Excellent analogy

    • Craig Walker
      Craig Walker Hace 4 meses +38

      it is like hearing a language, but the accent is different. Both are amazing

    • Drumeo
      Drumeo  Hace 4 meses +7

      Glad you like it!

  • Dylan Wiid
    Dylan Wiid Hace 15 días +2

    Massive Tool fan, I absolutely love his interpretation of it! A bit empty but he caught on at the end!

  • Bring It
    Bring It Hace un mes +2

    That was incredible. Such a great song with endless possibilities when it comes to drums. Dennis did great, I imagine the boys at Tool would approve as well.

  • tHe "S "hitlist
    tHe "S "hitlist Hace un mes +4

    Absolutely phenomenal. Dennis is such a brilliant percussionist, I feel that this challenge not only showcases such a beautiful humility and lightning quick cross-genre adaptability. It also proves that their passionate combination of intelligent emotion and fearless versatility is distinctly unique, providing us so much inspiration, joy, insight, and discovery of our own infinite potential. Ifeverous

    HDSLAVE Hace un mes +8

    This is top notch like once in a lifetime thing to get to see right here. Like seriously this would never have happened if y'all didn't make this. Thank you so much. One of my favorite drummers ever, such an interesting video

  • Turkinator101
    Turkinator101 Hace 3 meses +837

    The way he just fell in the groove like he was meant to be there, despite the style being totally out of his element.. Masterclass musicianship, nothing short of it!!

    • Song Whisperer
      Song Whisperer Hace un mes +1

      @Jake Zee • Agreed, he never hit the groove at all. But if he spent a little time learning the groove he would be all over this song, his talent & skill are clearly evident.

    • Andrew Hazlewood
      Andrew Hazlewood Hace 3 meses

      @Jake Zee here’s Dennis’ reaction after hearing Danny’s part included, I think Dennis done a great job all things considered, I felt he was along the right lines obviously with us knowing how it originally sounds , it was never going to be perfect but had he listen to it a few times I think it would of been really interesting to see how much different it would of been

    • Jake Zee
      Jake Zee Hace 3 meses +3

      gotta disagree. He totally missed the groove because he was never shown it. He didn't even get to hear the original drums, which is the forefront of the song itself.

    • Math.
      Math. Hace 3 meses +2

      Proving that, when we're talking music, there's no "wrong" answers!

    • thegreatmrp
      thegreatmrp Hace 3 meses +3

      ​@Casey Casey for real I wasnt expecting or ready, it just took me.

  • gabe pagan
    gabe pagan Hace 25 días +5

    The way he switched the song up just using a different style made the song even more unique

  • IamUncledeuce
    IamUncledeuce Hace un mes +4

    It would be interesting to see these interpretations done on a 3 piece with 1 crash, 1 ride and hats. Snare of the interpreter's choice.

  • Myron Dcunha
    Myron Dcunha Hace 25 días +2

    I wish Danny would watch this, he'd absolutely love this! I really love these unique takes on songs because it adds so much of a new flavour to the originals and makes it more... re-listenable.(if that's a proper word?)

  • Sterling Goodwin
    Sterling Goodwin Hace un mes +2

    Would love to see the guys from Tool react to how well this went. Unreal. They’d probably be blown away. Just remembering the time changes alone is wild, and then to drum it that well and have so much fun with it, shoooot!

  • Brent Brewington
    Brent Brewington Hace 4 meses +1113

    “I’m pretty sure it was wrong, but it felt right to me”
    Right on, Mr. Chambers. That’s totally the mindset I love with this video

    • Rene Giesbertz
      Rene Giesbertz Hace 17 días +1

      I can totally believe that. It's Dennis Chambers ...

    • Andrey Sever
      Andrey Sever Hace 22 días

      I can't believe he performed at this level, hearing a song for the first time, he's a genius!

    • RobsTone
      RobsTone Hace 4 meses +6

      Would have been funny if we could see him listen to the original right after his attempt.

    • John Connors
      John Connors Hace 4 meses +3

      If only we could be so “wrong”, right?

    • Lubar1279
      Lubar1279 Hace 4 meses +1

      El mejor comentario

  • Braden Carter
    Braden Carter Hace un mes +11

    I love how he thinks he's a bit off in the last quarter, but he is still BANG ON time and groove! Thats a pro drummer for you though!

  • subn0rma1
    subn0rma1 Hace un mes +1

    I've heard this song thousands of times and this guy's interpretation of the drums is petty awesome. Changes how the song sounds quite a bit.

  • Oso 3much
    Oso 3much Hace un mes +21

    This is honestly the most outstanding interesting and impressive video on ESclips hands down. To hear this song one time, which is already unique and very complicated to play after hearing it 20-30 times in it’s entirety, and play it to that degree it’s nothing short of pure greatness. This man Dosent just deserve his own ESclips channel Or tv show or anything like that, this man deserves a State…No a COUNTRY named after him!!! Salute my good man💯

  • sgallegos702
    sgallegos702 Hace un mes +11

    ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! You can tell he was having a great time and he NAILED this down. Man. This makes me enjoy the song even more.

  • Simon
    Simon Hace 4 meses +759

    "I'm quite sure it was wrong... But it felt great to me" is the absolute essence of drumming just for the vibes. You don't always have to be practiced and perfect in every situation, just enjoy yourself. Gotta respect that.

    • DTfan43
      DTfan43 Hace 2 meses

      @Draeas you should tell that to 30 Second Drum Lessons. I've been feeling alone in my distain for his "everything has to be right" approach.

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      taxation is theft memes news & more Hace 3 meses

      Dude I thought it was cool. Gave me chills

    • evanisovich
      evanisovich Hace 3 meses

      @Mezmerizer02 hehe, that’s why (or should be why) we get into it in the first place 😄

    • Jesse Ellis
      Jesse Ellis Hace 4 meses

      Nice freestyle brother!. Well done

    • Draeas
      Draeas Hace 4 meses +1

      @RainbowGravity Absolutely, enjoyment is the key. We do this because we love it! For 99% of us, music is never chosen as a 9-5, it's something we loved that turned INTO a living.

  • Cori Jacobs
    Cori Jacobs Hace un mes +3

    I love playing and writing in Odd Time. I'm a keys player and it's fun to count. I did a couple gigs with Virgil Denote with Anthony Crawford on bass and that was EPIC.

  • Bo Wins
    Bo Wins Hace un mes +4

    Imagine killing a first time through that hard and still thinking, hmmm, I messed that up a little. Dennis crushed it, love the interpretation.

  • Mix Your Way
    Mix Your Way Hace un mes +1

    This is actually a pretty insightful take on how to learn or approach tracks you've never heard, either within the context of your own band, or working with other musicians. Sick performance. Would love another vid on this piece or a reaction to the OG drum part! 🔥✨

  • Xephya
    Xephya Hace un mes +2

    That's some amazing drumming sense
    Being able to catch meter changes while making it sound amazing on the fly

  • cokevspepsi516
    cokevspepsi516 Hace 3 meses +710

    Y'all threw the man to the wolves with this one, but he still came out swinging. Dennis is INSANELY talented to have done so well with this song in such a short amount of time.. absolutely incredible👏🏼👏🏼

    • Daniel D
      Daniel D Hace 3 meses

      He’s not just really good. He’s so good, I’m speechless at what I just witnessed. In fact, some of the drum parts he did imo was better than Danny Carey. I don’t even know what else to say. This is decades and decades of expertise drumming put into one video.

    • Jovan99
      Jovan99 Hace 3 meses +2

      @Skin EyemIn Did you read my comment or just glanced at it and wrote a reply? Also yes i do think it was challenging, there is nothing wrong with that, the song is complicated.

    • Skin EyemIn
      Skin EyemIn Hace 3 meses +3

      @Jovan99 Even the best musicians are out of their comfort zones when they are learning any tune. Do you actually think Tool's music was technically more challenging than anything Dennis has played with the best jazz and fusion artists of the 1980s onward?

    • Skin EyemIn
      Skin EyemIn Hace 3 meses +1

      You must not have seen Dennis with play John McLaughlin (w/Joey DeFrancesco), live with George Clinton - Parliament Funkedelic, Billy Sheehan, Tony McAlpine or John Scofield.

    • Chad K
      Chad K Hace 3 meses +1

      I'll have to agree, he did well. But it sounded so forced. VERY unlike Dennis.

  • TheSackblabbath
    TheSackblabbath Hace un mes +10

    He’s doing precisely what every experienced drummer does with unusual time signatures without any prep. He’s listening and playing it out on the hihat, snare, and kick.

  • Sebastian Rodales
    Sebastian Rodales Hace 18 días

    Amazing interpretation of this incredible song! Dennis your are a beast!

  • icybrain
    icybrain Hace un mes +12

    He really hangs back on the beat - that gives a really interesting feel to the song
    Edit: he gets to leaning towards the front about midway through. You can tell when he lands in the pocket of the groove. Really admire both aspects of his performance here.

    • Andrew Howard
      Andrew Howard Hace un mes

      @Kelly V I think what icybrain means is that (because he listened to a drumless version of the song) his beats were almost completely different from the song, and as he hasn’t listened to Tool, his percussion translation isn’t as rock hard, rock out as the original. But as he gets further into the song, he really just lets loose and plays his heart into the song.
      I have listened this song for about ten years, and the percussion was interesting to hear this way, and yet not dislikably, as an extra note (pun not intended).

    • Kelly V
      Kelly V Hace un mes

      Can you explain what you mean by this please hahaha I'm new to the drums and I wanna understand haha

  • Dylan McDowell
    Dylan McDowell Hace 15 días +1

    These are the best videos you do. I still go back and watch the Enter Sandman one sometimes. These musicians are surreal.

  • Jeffrey Cooley
    Jeffrey Cooley Hace 4 meses +444

    "I'm pretty sure that was wrong, but it felt great to me."
    That felt great for all of us. That was awesome to listen too. These kind of super fresh takes by masters will only be a joy to listen to. Keep 'em coming.

    • Wade Brashear
      Wade Brashear Hace 4 meses +1

      Seriously, it gave me tingles watching him almost effortlessly navigate his way through the song. It was so good!
      While there are songs I've successfully played after hearing once, none of them were Tool songs or anything else as intricate as Schism. Crazy good!

    • Good Vibes Only 😎
      Good Vibes Only 😎 Hace 4 meses +2

      The way he said it was so genuine and encouraging

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  • Andrey Sever
    Andrey Sever Hace 22 días +1

    I can't believe he performed at this level, hearing a song for the first time, he's a genius!

  • Jeremy Ottens
    Jeremy Ottens Hace un mes

    I feel like you did a really awesome job especially toward the latter half it seems like you really found the groove. I love the switch to the double bass towards the end. I'm not a musician, but I did enjoy some tool when I was younger! 😂
    I love what you did with it!

  • Tim Holzheuer
    Tim Holzheuer Hace 25 días +3

    He completely felt and loved it. Music is so wonderful in all its ways.

  • Joe Bartolucci
    Joe Bartolucci Hace un mes

    That was really quite incredible. He was feeling it at the end, sounded amazing.

  • erPiccoloTotti
    erPiccoloTotti Hace 4 meses +436

    "And I'm quite sure it was wrong, but it felt great to me." And that is the joy of music right there.

  • Alexis Bouchard
    Alexis Bouchard Hace 4 días

    I totally admire and love Dennis Chambers. This was amazing!

  • the666 sk8life
    the666 sk8life Hace 3 días

    Mr. Dennis is just showing how good he is, the way he played was so out of his field and he still have control like nothing, thats how you master the instrument, thank you sir for showing us your skills.

  • Eason Thomas
    Eason Thomas Hace un mes +1

    A talent most can only dream of and this man makes it seem so effortless. Hes just a master of music. The start was rocky by his standards, but he completely brought it together by the end. Id love to hear a version if he was given just a few hours lol

  • asking silence while romance

    Love the sound of the kit. Amazing to watch his performance

  • joeyhoser
    joeyhoser Hace 4 meses +472

    "This isn't my cup of tea"
    45 seconds later, you can see this guy is into it and thinking/discovering all the cool things he can do with this weird timing.
    These videos are so cool. All you ever see/hear is musicians being perfect. It's really nice to see music unprepared and unpackaged, from struggle to success.

    • joeyhoser
      joeyhoser Hace 3 meses

      @deadstar44 I'm not even a Tool fan and have never heard of any of the people you mentioned. What are you talking about?

    • Nona Mackenzie
      Nona Mackenzie Hace 4 meses +1

      ​@bas b Of course there are people watching this who don't know who Dennis Chambers is. It's a video of someone hearing Tool for the first time. It's like lighting the beacons of Gondor. And likewise, there are people watching this who don't know who Danny Carey is, even though it's a Tool song.

    • deadstar44
      deadstar44 Hace 4 meses +4

      He didn't discover what he could do with weird timing. Dennis Chambers is a master jazz fusion drummer that played with John MacLaughlin and John Scofield FFS. Tool fanboys SMH.

    • Daslynnter
      Daslynnter Hace 4 meses +1

      Yea fr feels like amateur porn

    • sliceolife1999
      sliceolife1999 Hace 4 meses

      This is absolutely what it's like to lose yourself in a musical high/buzz
      Just letting it happen 👍👍👍

  • Samuel Christopher
    Samuel Christopher Hace un mes +3

    Wow. This was beyond incredible; and that's coming from a massive Tool fan.

  • lifesgood86
    lifesgood86 Hace un mes

    Damn! So good and bringing in the double kick was my favorite. Such a talented musician to play an off genre so well! One of my favorite tracks!

  • Sam Cyphert
    Sam Cyphert Hace un mes

    I knew going into it that Tool is band with crazy time changes. This interpretation was stunning. This is reminiscent of when dream theater was searching for their drummer. They had the tryouts also listen to a song without the drums and iirc told them the weird time signature. I remember only two or three of the tryouts were happy with their performance. This was amazing to watch

  • MeTakingAStand
    MeTakingAStand Hace un mes +1

    What's truly remarkable is his musicianship. He definitely DOES get lost a few times, but the way he not only obscures that by making it sound planned and also how he redirects himself back to the groove is incredible. Danny Carey's work is not for the faint of heart, and Dennis took it so well in stride & put together such a nice take on something clearly out of his wheelhouse.

  • DimIsHigh
    DimIsHigh Hace 4 meses +130

    As a massive Tool fan, his reinterpretation was absolutely fucking amazing. I'll also repeat something that someone else said, would've been very very nice to see Dennis hear the complete version of the track along with his thoughts about it!

    • Ari Sarsalari
      Ari Sarsalari Hace 4 meses

      Nobody doesn't love a tool song
      climax, Dennis would been headbanging his ass off at the end 😂

  • Jesse Tarr
    Jesse Tarr Hace 2 meses

    Dennis did a great job, I bet he would love Danny's drumming. Drummers get amazed at other drummers individual dynamics.

  • Corey Grandmaison Archive
    Corey Grandmaison Archive Hace 20 días +1

    What a fantastic study on the music. Love seeing this!

  • Shauna Jaynes
    Shauna Jaynes Hace un mes

    That was freaking awesome!!! Gave me goosebumps ... Great job!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Mind Body Whole
    Mind Body Whole Hace un mes +2

    I’m not a drummer…hell, I’m not even a musician and even I can tell the next level talent this man has. Incredible.

  • Flynn's Arcade
    Flynn's Arcade Hace 4 meses +860

    I'm in awe really. Imagine being 60 years old and never heard a TOOL song in your life much less Danny Carey. Then someone springs "Schism" on you for 1 play and says "Now you play it" for the whole internet and TOOL fans to hear and judge. This is a stunning effort. Dennis is just beyond incredible.
    If you think you could do better, go listen to something like “Above & Below” by The Brecker Brothers one time and see how you fare.

    • onesong2001
      onesong2001 Hace 2 meses

      I'm trying to imagine I've never heard Tool before but I need to remember them just enough to make sure I don't listen to them again.

    • Conor M. H.
      Conor M. H. Hace 3 meses

      He has definitely heard Tool before, it’s just not something he ever paid any attention to.

    • Koi Noval
      Koi Noval Hace 3 meses +2

      @Travis Prugh yeah some, but remember also the god's drummers favorite is Buddy Rich and Purdie and so many more in jazz, funk genre

    • Travis Prugh
      Travis Prugh Hace 3 meses +1

      @Koi Noval just remember your favorite drummers favorite drummer is John Bonham.

    • Joseph Smith
      Joseph Smith Hace 3 meses

      My only complaint is maybe a little too much snare for me, but other than that it was pretty good.

  • Gmork
    Gmork Hace un mes

    Sounds amazing. I loved the flash of double bass drums near the end.

  • JuliEm
    JuliEm Hace 2 meses +1

    Very fun, and it seemed he fell into a similar style towards the end that Tool actually play in. Kudos.

  • Andrew M
    Andrew M Hace 11 días

    this was a TRIP! thank you Dennis for taking the time on this project and getting into some Tool

  • Sequoia Maner
    Sequoia Maner Hace un mes

    This is incredible. All my loves coming together in one place. He killed it, especially when he started to open up and have fun.

  • Yvo19
    Yvo19 Hace 4 meses +696

    This is cool AF. However, it would've been even cooler if we'd got to see him hear Danny's drum track. And hear his views on it.

    • J B
      J B Hace 3 meses


    • Shawn M Lopez
      Shawn M Lopez Hace 3 meses

      They just posted Dennis reaction as a short

    • gerard swinkels
      gerard swinkels Hace 4 meses

      Opinions it's kool it's MUSIC

    • Luis Rodriguez
      Luis Rodriguez Hace 4 meses

      Exactly 💯 agreed !! There should be a two part concept playing your interpretation and then hearing the actual drumming a posteriori !!!👏👏👏

    • Yvo19
      Yvo19 Hace 4 meses +1

      @X Y Mori Intus I hope so. Obviously, he's a drummer Danny likes. So, it would be cool to also see them meet at the tail end and have a chat. Now, that video would f**king rip.

  • brak 0777
    brak 0777 Hace un mes

    Love it!!! Dennis, you are a true master. Great interpetation.

  • RichMaxwell
    RichMaxwell Hace 2 meses +2

    Would've been cool to see his reaction to the actual drum track to find out how close he was.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith Hace un mes +4

    Dennis is a beast, one of a hand-full of greats for whom I helped load their drums into the van after a drum clinic. BTW, he set his bass drum pedal springs very stiff. Those feet slam when he plays.. 😊

  • Edgar Sanchez
    Edgar Sanchez Hace un mes

    It looks so nice to see how he immerge and dive into the song! WOW! When he brings the double kick that was metal af!

  • Gimpit
    Gimpit Hace 4 meses +852

    I wish youd have showed his reaction to hearing the actual parts after his rendition. That wouldve been really cool

    • brainwashed
      brainwashed Hace 2 meses

      You got it

    • Teddy Bullard
      Teddy Bullard Hace 4 meses

      Naw. Dennis version better

    • Warghoul
      Warghoul Hace 4 meses +3

      @Col. Radec sure it would have

    • Col. Radec
      Col. Radec Hace 4 meses +1

      That would have added. Nothing to the video

    • Warghoul
      Warghoul Hace 4 meses +1

      Me toi