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Josh Freese
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Josh Freese

Biography

Josh Freese was born on Christmas Day,1972 in Orlando, Florida but has lived in Southern California since he was 6 months old. Having been brought up in a musical family (father conducted the Disneyland Band and mother was a classical pianist) he was surrounded by music from an early age and began playing the drums around the time he was 7 or 8 years old. He started playing professionally at the age of 12 (in a Top 40 band at Disneyland) and starting touring and making records at the age of 15. First with Dweezil Zappa and then the Vandals, pretty much simultaneously. Still a member of the Vandals, Josh has gone on to work with some pretty bitchin' folks in the last 10 years; ranging from Devo to Guns n' Roses, Suicidal Tendencies to Perry Farrell, Paul Westerberg to Chris Cornell, A Perfect Circle to Juliana Hatfield, Mike Ness to 311, etc....he's appeared on close to 100 records (see Discography page for an almost complete listing). Aside from being an L.A. studio musician (what he calls his "day job") He's a member of A Perfect Circle, The Vandals, and Devo. He also recently released his first solo record titled "The Notorious One Man Orgy" where he writes, sings, and performs just about everything. He's been hailed "The Bruce Lee Of Drums" and was recently presented with the key to Los Angeles when the Mayor declared July 24th "Josh Freese Day" in Los Angeles......

Discography

A Perfect Circle "Mer De Noms"
Abandoned Pools "Humanistic"
All Day "First EP"
Bic Runga "Drive"
Bob and Mark Mothersbaugh "200 Cigarettes" Soundtrack
Boxing Gandhis "Howard"
Chris Cornell "Euphoria Morning"
Cinematic (upcoming record)
Crumb "Romance Is A Slowdance"
Crumb "Seconds, Minutes, Hours"
Danny Elfman "Freeways" Soundtrack
DEVO "Pioneers Who Got Scalped"
DEVO "Tank Girl" Soundtrack
Dweezil Zappa "Confessions"
Emm Gryner "Public"
F.Y.P. "Toys That Kill"
Flying Traps (Various Drummers)
Gordon
Guns n' Roses "End Of Days" Soundtrack
Hayden "Closer I Get"
Hoku "Hoku"
Infectious Grooves "Sarsippius' Ark"
Jamie Blake
John Doe "Freedom Is"
Josh Freese "The Notorious One Man Orgy"
Juliana Hatfield "Only Everything"
Lazlo Bane "Short-Style"
Lazlo Bane "Transistor"
Leona Ness "Comatised"
Magnapop "Rubbing Doesn't Help"
Mary Lou Lord "Got No Shadow"
Mary Lou Lord "Martian Saints EP"
Maypole "Product"
Meredith Brooks "Blurring The Edges"
Mike Ness "Cheating At Solataire"
Nash Kato "Debutante"
New Radicals "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too"
Palo Alto (upcoming record)
Paul Westerberg "14 Songs"
Paul Westerberg "Eventually"
Paul Westerberg "Suicaine Gratifaction"
Poe (upcoming record)
Possum Dixon "Star Maps"
Princess "Destroy Earth As Soon As Possible"
Rickie Lee Jones "Ghosty Head"
Rob Zombie "Mission Impossible 2" soundtrack
School Of Fish "Human Cannonball"
"Strange Days"Soundtrack
Shawn Mullins "First Ten Years"
Suicidal Tendencies "The Art Of Rebellion"
Taxi Ride
Tender Fury "If Anger Was Soul....."
The Daredevils "Hate You"
The Indigo Girls "Shaming Of The Sun"
The Vandals "Fear Of A Punk Planet"
The Vandals "Glory Daze" Soundtrack
The Vandals "Hitler Bad, Vandals Good"
The Vandals "Live Fast.....Diarrea"
The Vandals "Oi To The World"
The Vandals "Sweatin' To The Oldies"
The Vandals "The Quickening"
The Wailing Souls "Psychedelic Souls"
Thermadore "Monkey On Rico"
Tracy Bonham "Down Here"
Tracy Bonham "The Burdens Of Being Upright"
Wayne Kraemer "The Hard Stuff"
Xtra Large "Now I Eat Them"

Information taken from Josh's site