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I've done a fair amount of Tool covers over the past few years, but there have been a few songs that I've really wanted to try, but have waited, for various reasons. Lateralus is one of my favorite songs, but I've held off recording it because the longer I listen and play along with Tool songs, the more I learn about Danny Carey's talent and style. Lateralus is one of those iconic songs that I really wanted to do justice. Looking back on some of my early videos, I had a lot of fun playing, but in hindsight, there were a lot of technical elements that I missed. I don't regret playing them, but I'm glad I've waited on this one. I'm still nowhere near Carey's level of playing, but I think I understand enough of his techniques and style that I'm very happy with the combination of feeling and technique that this song requires. Regardless, once again I had a ton of fun trying to play along with one of Tool's arrangements, and I hope that this energy translates well through this video. By the end of the song, I felt like I had tunnel vision. Almost like a trance. I love that feeling, and it's one of the reasons why I keep playing the drums. I've never really captured that energy with anything else. Hopefully I find some time to make a behind the scenes video about this song and recording. There is a lot of background that won't fit in this description box. As always, thanks for watching, and for your feedback. And if you feel so inclined, please share. Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnkewDrums and Twitter @JohnkewDrums Recorded on Sonor Select Force maple drums, Pearl free-floating maple 14-inch snare, Evans G2 batter drum heads and G1 resonant drum heads, Sabian HHX Evolution 14-inch hi-hat; Sabian AAX-plosion 14-inch hi-hat auxiliary; Stacker with Sabian 19-inch Paragon china and 18-inch AAX O-zone, Paiste Dark Energy 8-inch splash; Sabian 21-inch Holy China, Sabian 18-inch HHX crash, Sabian 19-inch HHX crash, Sabian AAXplosion, Sabian Paragon ride cymbal, 18-inch crash, DW 9000 double bass pedal, DW 3000 hi hat stand, Tama drum throne, Vic Firth Danny Carey signature sticks, Audix Fusion overhead microphones, Apex 435 room mics, Audix D-series mics on toms and kick, Audix i5 and Shure SM57 mic on snare, M-Audio Profire 2626 interface, Logic Pro X, Sony Alpha 6000, Canon T2i, Canon Vixia HF M40, and GoPro HD Hero cameras, Shure in-ear monitors.