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 2011 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 with in 2005.
|Born:||December 25, 1972, Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|Genres:||Hard rock, heavy metal, pop punk, comedy rock, nu metal, new wave, industrial rock, alternative rock, pop, pop rock|
|Occupation(s):||Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer|
|Associated acts:||311, Green Day, A Perfect Circle, 3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd, Paramore, Nine Inch Nails, Devo, The Vandals, Sting, The Replacements, Paul Westerberg, Guns N' Roses, Ween, the Offspring, Weezer, the Desert Sessions, Mötley Crüe, Sublime with Rome, Evanescence, Seether, Black Light Burns, The Damning Well, Slash|
|IMDb:||Josh Freese's IMDb|
About Josh Freese
Drummer with groups including The Vandals and Devo who was also a member of Nine Inch Nails from 2005 to 2008.
He began playing the drums when he was eight years old. His first band was called Polo, which he joined when he was twelve.
He co-wrote the song "Chinese Democracy" with Axl Rose.
He has a brother named Jason.
He has performed with Michael Buble, appearing on his songs "Crazy Love" and "Haven't Met You Yet."
Information related to Josh Freese
- Devo members
- Guns N' Roses members
- Nine Inch Nails members
- A Perfect Circle members
- Musicians from Orlando, Florida
- Social Distortion members
- American punk rock drummers
- Songwriters from Florida