Josh Freese

Josh Freese

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Josh Freese (born December 25, 1972) is an American session drummer and songwriter. He is a permanent member of A Perfect Circle, The Vandals, and Devo, having formerly played drums for Nine Inch Nails from late 2005 until late 2008, and for Guns N' Roses from mid-1998 to 2001. Freese has appeared on close to 300 records. He is currently performing live with Devo and Weezer. In December 2010, Josh began touring with Paramore on their South American Tour, temporarily replacing the drummer Zac Farro after he and his brother left the band earlier the same month.

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Josh Freese was born in Orlando, Florida. His father 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). As a teenager, he played electronic drums in an all-child rock band at Disneyland named Polo, which led to an endorsement deal with the Simmons electronic drum company. There is an old Simmons commercial (directed by Mitch Brisker), featuring Freese on the additional content section of The Vandals' Live at the House of Blues DVD.

At the age of 15, Freese left high school and started touring and making records, first with Dweezil Zappa and then with The Vandals. Freese has worked with many respected...
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