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Josh Freese
Instruments: Drums
Years: 2005-2008
Tours: Live: With Teeth-Lights In The Sky

Josh Freese (born December 25, 1972) is a session musician with a prolific career. He was a welcome addition to Nine Inch Nails, replacing Jerome Dillon and Alex Carapetis.


Freese was born in Orlando, Florida, and moved to southern California as a child. At the age of 5 he began playing the drums. By the time he was 12, he was playing in the band at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. He started playing professionally at the age of 15.

Freese came into Nine Inch Nails in September of 2005, when then-drummer Dillon announced he needed some time off to tend to a personal health matter. Freese played three shows with the band before departing to focus on other projects. By the end of NIN's Fall 2005 tour, Freese was available and became the official drummer.

On October 8, 2008, Freese announced that the second North American leg of the Lights In The Sky Tour would be his last with NIN.

Freese currently lives in southern California with his wife and four children.

Body Of Work

Josh Freese on the cover of Modern Drummer


  • Fear of a Punk Planet, The Vandals


  • Confessions, Dweezil Zappa


  • The Art of Rebellion, Suicidal Tendencies
  • Now I Eat Them, Xtra Large


  • Sarsippius' Ark, Infectious Grooves
  • Human Cannonball, School Of Fish
  • 14 Songs, Paul Westerberg


  • If Anger Was Soul…, Tender Fury


  • The Burdens Of Being Upright, Tracy Bonham
  • Tank Girl Soundtrack, DEVO
  • Only Everything, Juliana Hatfield
  • The Hard Stuff, Wayne Kramer
  • Star Maps, Possum Dixon
  • Strange Days Soundtrack
  • Live Fast, Diarrhea, The Vandals


  • Short-Style, Lazlo Bane
  • Howard, Boxing Gandhis
  • Romance Is A Slowdance, Crumb
  • Hate You, The Daredevils
  • Freeway Soundtrack, Danny Elfman
  • Rubbing Doesn't Help, Magnapop
  • Monkey On Rico, Thermadore
  • The Quickening, The Vandals
  • Glory Daze Soundtrack, The Vandals
  • Oi to the World!: Christmas With the Vandals, The Vandals
  • Eventually, Paul Westerberg


  • Transistor, Lazlo Bane
  • Blurring the Edges, Meredith Brooks
  • Shaming Of The Sun, The Indigo Girls
  • Ghostyhead, Rickie Lee Jones
  • Martian Saints EP, Mary Lou Lord
  • Product, Maypole
  • Drive, Bic Runga


  • Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Crumb
  • Public, Emm Gryner
  • The Closer I Get, Hayden
  • Got No Shadow, Mary Lou Lord
  • Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too, New Radicals
  • Destroy Earth As Soon As Possible, Princess
  • Hitler Bad, Vandals Good, The Vandals
  • Psychedelic Souls, The Wailing Souls


  • Mer De Noms, A Perfect Circle
  • Euphoria Morning, Chris Cornell
  • End Of Days soundtrack, Guns N' Roses
  • 200 Cigarettes soundtrack, Bob and Mark Mothersbaugh
  • First Ten Years, Shawn Mullins
  • Cheating At Solitaire, Mike Ness
  • Suicaine Gratifaction, Paul Westerberg


  • Down Here, Tracy Bonham
  • Pioneers Who Got Scalped, DEVO
  • Freedom Is, John Doe
  • Toys That Kill, F.Y.P.
  • The Notorious One Man Orgy, Josh Freese
  • Hoku, Hoku
  • Debutante, Nash Kato
  • Comatised, Leona Naess
  • Haunted, Poe
  • Look What I Almost Stepped In…, The Vandals
  • Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack, Rob Zombie


  • Humanistic, Abandoned Pools
  • Once More, with Feeling soundtrack, Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series


  • 12 Stones, 12 Stones
  • Away From The Sun, 3 Doors Down
  • The Young & the Hopeless, Good Charlotte
  • The Instigator, Rhett Miller
  • Disclaimer, Seether
  • Internet Dating Superstuds, The Vandals


  • Thirteenth Step, A Perfect Circle
  • Thankful, Kelly Clarkson
  • The Damning Well
  • Vol. 9&10, Desert Sessions
  • Fallen, Evanescence
  • Interventions and Lullabyes, The Format
  • Splinter, The Offspring
  • Places for Breathing, Revis
  • Shadow Zone, Static-X
  • 6th Album Re-Recording and ETPFEST Live, Seo Taiji
  • Quebec, Ween


  • eMOTIVE, A Perfect Circle
  • aMOTION, A Perfect Cirlce
  • Two, The Calling
  • Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson
  • The Dwarves Must Die, The Dwarves
  • Under My Skin, Avril Lavigne
  • Smitten, The Martinis
  • All Day, Mates Of State
  • Sleepwalker, Radford
  • Disclaimer II, Seether
  • Village Gorilla Head, Tommy Stinson
  • Hollywood Potato Chip, The Vandals


  • Distort Yourself, Institute
  • Greatest Hits, The Offspring ("Can't Repeat," "Hit That," "(Can't Get My) Head Around You," "Next To You")
  • Times of Romance, The Lovemakers
  • Lullabies to Paralyze, Queens Of The Stone Age ("In My Head")
  • Live 8 Music Relief Concert DVD, Sting
  • Portrait," Rick Astley
  • The Secret Life Of…, The Veronicas


  • Liberation Transmission, Lostprophets
  • Educated Horses, Rob Zombie



  • The Slip, Nine Inch Nails
  • Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace, The Offspring
  • Wanderlust, Gavin Rossdale
  • Breakout, Miley Cyrus
  • Save Me from Myself, Brian Head Welch
  • Keep Telling Myself It's Alright, Ashes Divide
  • Anthems for the Damned, Filter
  • Chinese Democracy, Guns N' Roses
  • Swan Songs, Hollywood Undead
  • One of the Boys, Katy Perry


  • All I Ever Wanted, Kelly Clarkson
  • Since 1972, Josh Freese
  • Kiss & Tell, Selena Gomez
  • Believe, Orianthi
  • Raditude, Weezer


  • Cinematic
  • Flying Traps
  • Gordon
  • Jamie Blake
  • Paloalto
  • Taxi Ride

Notable Bands And Artists

  • The Vandals (1989-present)
  • Devo (1996-present)
  • Guns N' Roses (1997-2000)
  • A Perfect Circle (2000-2006)
  • Kelly Clarkson (2003-2004)
  • Avril Lavigne (2004-present)
  • Sting (2005)
  • Nine Inch Nails (2005-2008)
  • Lostprophets (2006)
  • Black Light Burns (2007)

External links

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