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Josh Freese Biography, Age, Height, Net Worth, Family And News

Josh Freese ( Born Joshua Ryan Freese)  is an American session drummer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer. He is the son of tuba soloist Stan

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Josh Freese Biography

Josh Freese ( Born Joshua Ryan Freese)  is an American session drummer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer. He is the son of tuba soloist Stan

Freese and the older brother of musician Jason Freese. He is a permanent member of The Vandals and Devo, having formerly played drums for Guns N’ Roses from 1997 to 2000, A Perfect Circle from 1999 to 2012, Nine Inch Nails from 2005 to 2008, Weezer from 2009 to 2011, and Sublime with Rome from 2012 to 2017. He has appeared on over 400 records. In December 2010, Freese began touring with Paramore on their South American tour. In fall 2016 he returned to playing full-time with Sting whom he toured and recorded within 2005.

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Joshua Ryan an American session drummer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer was born on December 25, 1972.

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He was born on December 25, 1972, in Orlando, Florida. His father, Stan Freese, conducted the Disney World (Florida) and Disneyland (California) band, and his mother was a classical pianist. Freese began playing the drums when he was 8 years old. He started playing professionally at the age of 12 (in a primarily Top 40 band at Disneyland). He played electronic drums in the teen-and-tween rock band named Polo, a Junior Star Search winner.

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Polo already had a drummer before joining the Magic Kingdom, band founder Jimmy Keegan, but they found room on stage for the son of Disneyland’s Director of Bands, Stan Freese. Other bands on the same stage were limited to performing Top 40 hits, but such constraints did not apply to Polo. The band recorded and released an eponymous EP that received some airplay on KROQ, the premier alternative music station in the Los Angeles area.

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Freese started his drumming career in a Top-40 cover band at the Tomorrowland Terrace Stage at Disneyland from 1985 to 1988. Freese has since been a member of punk rock band The Vandals since 1989, and has played on all the band’s albums since then, with the exception of 2000’s Look What I Almost Stepped In…, on which current Avenged Sevenfold drummer Brooks Wackerman was deputised due to Freese’s commitments with A Perfect Circle. In 2004, The Vandals released a live DVD as part of Kung Fu Records’ The Show Must Go Off! series. The DVD is of particular interest to Josh Freese fans thanks to the inclusion of the Josh Freese-cam, a camera focused on Freese for the entire duration of the show, also including a picture-in-picture of Freese’s kick drum pedal.

He played on the Infectious Grooves album “Sarsippius’ Ark and on the Suicidal Tendencies album The Art of Rebellion in 1992. He played on the Korean group Seo Taiji and Boys’ 1994 and 1995 albums Seo Taiji and Boys III and Seo Taiji and Boys IV. He was a member of Guns N’ Roses from 1997 to 1999, replacing Matt Sorum and signing a 2-year contract. He recorded the song “Oh My God” for the End of Days soundtrack and co-wrote the song “Chinese Democracy” with Axl Rose. Freese drummed on 30 tracks to potentially be included on Chinese Democracy, but his recordings were scrapped and re-recorded note-for-note by Bryan Mantia.

He was credited with arrangements on four tracks on the final release of the album. He left the band in 2000 to launch A Perfect Circle with Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel.In 1996, Freese joined a reformed Devo for a show at the Sundance Film Festival, replacing David Kendrick. Freese has become their primary drummer in concert and in the studio since. Freese has said that he learned to play drums thanks to Devo’s 1980 album Freedom of Choice.[13] Freese played drums on Devo’s 2010 album Something for Everybody, and provided backing vocals on Devo’s non-album holiday song, “Merry Something to You”.

In 1999, Freese drummed on Mike Ness’ first solo album Cheating At Solitaire, but was replaced by Charlie Quintana when it came to live performances. In 2011, he drummed on Social Distortion’s seventh studio album Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes. After the album’s release, David Hidalgo Jr. became Social Distortion’s current full-time drummerFreese was the session drummer on the 2003 album Fallen by Evanescence and on the Acroma album released on Universal Records. He has drummed for A Perfect Circle since their first album and is considered one of the core members. As of 2006, the band is on hiatus. Since then, founder Billy Howerdel has started up a new band (Ashes Divide) with drums contributed by Freese.

Freese took over from drummer Ron Welty for the recording of the Offspring’s 2003 album Splinter after Welty’s departure from the band. He is credited for playing drums on the album, but Atom Willard later took on the position as the band’s full-time drummer. In July 2007, it was announced Atom Willard had left the band. He would be replaced by Pete Parada. In the meantime, Freese was called upon to record the new Offspring album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. In January 2011, he mentioned on his website that he was working with the Offspring again on their next album Days Go By.

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According to many Online resources, Josh Freese’s estimated net worth $1 Million – $10 Million (Approx.).

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News Guitars Josh Freese explains why he’s leaving Nine Inch Nails

By Joe Bosso December 09, 2008 Guitars

Daddy Day Care drummer Josh Freese
Drummer Josh Freese announced several months ago his intention to leave Nine Inch Nails, and now he’s taken to his blog to explain why he’s leaving the group at the end of their current North American tour.

“So, I’ve been wanting to write something for a while now explaining why I am leaving NINE INCH NAILS at the end of the year. Not that it’s THAT big of a deal or important compared to other real shit going on out there in the world, but I figured I’d take a minute out to explain anyhow. I know a few people are aware that I’m having my third child in January and basically… that about SUMS IT UP!”

“Kids need their Dad”
“I am definitely not retiring. I just need to be home a bit more” Josh Freese

Freese continues: “I’ve just been gone too damn much lately and if I hadn’t spent so much time on the road in recent years…coupled with having three kids (come January) then I’d still be out on the road in the new year. It’s just that the rate that NIN has been touring…is something that I can’t keep up with right now. My kids need their Dad around and I want to be around for them.

“I am definitely not retiring or ‘done touring’ by any means though. I just need to be home a bit more next year. I am not leaving because I got a better offer from another band or because I don’t enjoy it… It’s one of my favorite situations I’ve ever been involved with and I already miss it (though we still have five more shows to play). You can read the rest of the blog on Josh Freese’s MySpace page.

Meanwhile, Trent has his own plans
This was an amazing tour…and likely the final tour for Nine Inch Nails on this scale” Trent Reznor

Josh’s decision to quit touring comes at a time when Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor could be pulling the plug on live shows altogether – or something like that.

Writing on the Nine Inch Nails website, Reznor says, “This was an amazing tour and production – certainly the best thing I’ve ever been involved with and likely the final tour for Nine Inch Nails on this scale.

“The shows we have announced in 2009 and any more that may be announced will be a completely different approach with some different personnel and will likely be the last for the foreseeable future.”

Nine Inch Nails wrap up their US tour this Saturday (13 December), which will be the last ones with Freese. There are six shows booked for 2009 in New Zealand and Australia, starting on 17 February 17. Drummer Ilan Rubin from the band Lostprophets will play those dates.