Josh Freese is an American drummer who got the media spotlight as a member of Foo Fighters. Since 1989, he has been playing for the Vandals and Devo since 1996. He has also worked with famous bands like Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Sublime with Rome, and Weezer as a drummer. Josh became successful in performing on the tour of Foo Fighters for the tribute to Taylor Hawkins in 2022. The song titled, Destroy Earth As Soon As Possible made him popular worldwide.
Early Life of Josh Freese
On December 25, 1972, Josh Freese entered this beautiful Universe in Orlando, Florida, United States. As of now, Josh is 50 years old. Josh cuts his birthday cake on the 25th of December and his birth sign is Capricorn. Joshua Ryan Freese is his real name. He was born as the son of Stan Freese (father) and Tricia Freese (mother). His father is a Tuba player.
His only brother’s name is Jason Freese who is also an American musician. Josh has American citizenship and he belongs to white ethnicity. Josh follows the Christianity religion. He studied at El Dorado High School.
Josh Freese is happily married
He exchanged the wedding vows with Nicole Amdurer Freese. His wife, Nicole is a real estate agent but also works as his manager. Nicole and Josh have been married to each other for more than two decades and are living happily and peacefully.
He is a father of four children. He welcomed Hunter Freese, August Freese, Olive Freese, and Lulu Freese with his wife, Nicole.
Net Worth & Salary of Josh Freese
Freese has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023. Josh gained this hefty sum of money from his career as an American drummer. Freese might be earning $33,150 as his annual salary as it is the annual salary of a drummer in the USA.
Music Career of Josh Freese
- Josh was only 12 years old when he started electronic drums professionally.
- He became a member of the teen-and-tween rock band named Polo and played drums.
- After that, the band released an EP which aired on KROQ.
- He joined the Simmons electronic drum company and appear on the Vandals’ Live at the House of Blues DVD.
- Josh began recording and touring with Dweezil Zappa and Vandals.
- He started his solo career and recorded the lo-fi, 6-song EP Destroy Earth As Soon As Possible in 1998
- Josh released songs like Caffeine and Vaseline, and Rock N’ Roll Chicken in the album named The Notorious One Man Orgy in 2000.
- He worked with popular musicians like Stone Gossard, Warren Fitzgerald, Michael Ward, Lyle Workman, and Jason.
- Josh released his second album named Since 1972 on March 24, 2009.
- He collaborated with publications like SuicideGirls, The UK’s The Guardian, NPR, and Boston Herald.
- He worked with the Infectious Groove’s album Sarsippius’ Ark and The Art of Rebellion in 1992.
- Josh has also played with Korean bands like Seo Taiji and Boys, Seo Taiji, and Boys III, and Seo Taiji and Boys IV.
- From 1997 to 1999, he played with the band, Guns N’ Roses and recorded a song titled, Oh My God.
- He launched A Perfect Circle with Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel after leaving the band Guns N’ Roses in 2000.
- He replaced David Kendrick and started playing for band, Devo at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996.
- He contributed his vocals and played drums for a song, Merry Something to You in 2010.
- Josh even appear as a drummer for Social Distortion’s seventh studio album, Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes in 2011.
Songs & Albums
Some of his hit songs are Sweet Child of Mine, Dirty heads vacation, The kids aren’t Alright, Decode, Don’t Cry, Still into you, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Misery Business, You’re gonna go far, kid, Dirty heads Vacation, Estranged, All I wanted, The only exception, Paradise city, Nine-inch nails closer, Hard times, Blink-182 what’s my age again? , and Patience.
He released albums like Since 1972, Just a Minute, Vol. 1, A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms, A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step, Notorious One Man Orgy, Black Light Burns Cruel Melody, Nine Inch Nails Year Zero, A Perfect Circle Emotive, The Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, Nine Inch Nails The Slip, Good Charlotte The Young and the Hopeless, and The Offspring Days Go By.
FAQs of Josh Freese
Where does Josh Freese live?
Josh is living in his house which is located in Southern California. He is continuing his music career and is living happily.
How tall is Josh Freese?
Freese has a tall height of 5 feet and weighs 65 kg. Josh has a beautiful pair of brown eyes and his hair is also in brown color.
Does Josh Freese love pets?
Yes, he is a pet lover and has five dogs. Josh’s dogs are Wanda Wednesdays, Larry, Sapphire, Judy, and Barb.
Is Josh Freese joining the Foo Fighters?
He started working with the band, The Foo Fighters with the help of his longtime friend, Grohl. He has also performed Fighters at Hawkins’ memorial concerts using Taylor Hawkins’s drum. In September 2022, he posted why he used drums on Instagram saying:
“I was asked what drums I’d like to use. Without hesitation, I said Taylor’s drums need to be up there and I want to play on his exact set-up.’”
Then, the band announced him as a drummer in their upcoming tour via live stream on May 21, 2023.
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