Rock giants Primus, Tool’s Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor, and Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen have released a live video of Tool’s iconic song “Ænima.” The performance was shot at an intimate benefit concert–held at The Belasco in LA this month–for film director, screenwriter, and animator Jimmy Hayward, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment.
Les Claypool, who performed at the benefit concert adorned in horns, commented on the impact of cancer on people’s lives. “Every now and again cancer steps into our world and pulverizes the lives of people that are dear to us,” he said. “Such a thing happened a while back with our good friend Jimmy Hayward. Over the past couple years, Jimmy has undergone many major surgeries to remove then reconstruct major damage from a cancer that invaded his bones. With a wife and two very young children at hand, Jimmy has shown incredible courage and tenacity in an unbelievably challenging time.”
There is also exclusive merchandise from the night currently being auctioned, with all proceeds going to support Hayward as he battles the disease. Items up for auction include a Dunable Cyclops guitar, a Dunable USA Custom Yeti bass, a Dunlop Justin Chancellor Signature Cry Baby Wah pedal, a Danny Carey custom drum head, and a limited edition concert poster. The auction will be open until May 10 at 3 p.m. ET. A GoFundMe has also been set up to raise funds for Hayward and his family.
Enter the auction here.
Donate to Jimmy Hayward’s GoFundMe here.
Watch the performance below.