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Old 07-13-2005, 04:33 AM
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Default Josh Freese

I think he is an awesome , creative drummer, (listen to the the noose by a perfect circle), he has an amazing history of drum playing, he was already playing pro i think when he was 12 or something? I only know of his a perfect circle stuff , does anyone have more information on him, i would appreciateit , any comments on his playing? Please leave or posts here

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Old 07-13-2005, 01:26 PM
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Josh's great. I like his huge sound and so controlled way to play and he plays in one of my favourite actual band A Perfect Circle...........I love so much Judith and their cover of Devo : Freedom of Choice.
I believe their best is the whole album Thirteen step.
I was wondering on which Suicidal Tendencies album Josh was, if he was in one.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:00 PM
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Default Re: Josh Freese!!

Just had some messages about this8h geldorf concert:

Who is the drummer with Sting? I didn't see it - but must be him, Josh Freese....

anybody saw it?

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Old 07-14-2005, 04:27 AM
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I'm not sure about Live 8 but I'm absolutely sure I saw Freese playing with Sting on the Tonight Show (or one of the shows like that).
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Old 07-14-2005, 08:59 AM
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o ye definately his perfect circle stuff is amazing, i think he also played with puddle of mudd for a lil before they got greg upchurch
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Old 07-14-2005, 09:08 AM
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Yeap. I love him. He's great.
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Old 07-14-2005, 09:40 AM
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Ah, Mr. Freese. Great, creative drummer. I heard the instrumental clip on his DW page and was astonished. His APC stuff is great tooŚ goes perfect with the music.
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Old 07-14-2005, 07:21 PM
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I saw live 8 ( it was amazing, didnt see dave mathews though)

It was definately Josh Freese with Sting..it was hard to recognize him cause his setup was quite different than the one i know he uses..it had more cymbals, especially splash cymbals
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Old 07-15-2005, 11:56 PM
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I saw Live 8 And yes it was josh freese with sting he was playing a police stewart copeland kind of set up and they also played message in a bottle which I thought was really good
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:29 AM
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He went pro @ 14 with the Vandals!

I have a whole article on him in Modern Drummer Mag from a couple years back. If anyone wants it, I'll scan it and email it!

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Old 07-30-2005, 06:25 AM
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Definately one of the most underrated drummers around. I would love to see or hear a solo of his drummerworld! (hint hint nudge nudge)
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Old 07-30-2005, 03:22 PM
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His work with A Perfect Circle is his most known (of course, he's a member), but he's also an amazing studio drummer. Check out the Haunted album by Poe. He has some great grooves and amazing fills too, and the music is great AND perfectly crafted and produced. Actually, one of my favorite artists!
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Old 07-30-2005, 05:37 PM
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I don't listen to them but I've heard he has done some drumming on the latest Good Charlotte album.

Has anyone used a pair of his sig sticks? I bought a pair because the man in the shop was out of 5a's. they're really small I find, not long enough, but they are good.
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:32 PM
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i know that josh does a lot of session works. he has his own album titled "the notorious one man orgy." album is pretty much comprised of pop-punk kind of songs. i listened to it but it didnt really tickle me. can anyone refer me to one of josh''s better works?
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:52 PM
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i know that josh does a lot of session works. he has his own album titled "the notorious one man orgy." album is pretty much comprised of pop-punk kind of songs. i listened to it but it didnt really tickle me. can anyone refer me to one of josh''s better works?
Poe's Haunted. Listen to it at amazon or something cuz its really great!
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Old 07-30-2005, 11:43 PM
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For the kiwi hiding further down the thread, did you know that Josh Freese played on Bic Runga's first album?
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:35 AM
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Who is the drummer with Sting? I didn't see it - but must be him, Josh Freese....

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ITS STEWART COPELAND!!!!!!

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Old 07-31-2005, 05:23 AM
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I don't listen to them but I've heard he has done some drumming on the latest Good Charlotte album.

Has anyone used a pair of his sig sticks? I bought a pair because the man in the shop was out of 5a's. they're really small I find, not long enough, but they are good.
Yeh man i find them awesome, they are short but because they are light too they fit me like a glove, i used to play with long sticks but when i came across his i found out that becacuse they are light you can move heaps faster around the kit, i tend to break alot tho but i find them heaps good.
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:27 AM
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i just listented to that song ;lagerborg or whatever, man it blew me away
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:32 AM
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Default Re: Josh Freese!!

Did any one read the modern drummer article where he said he bust his right knee just before a gig with APC. He decided to get 3 different sets of high hats ( open, partially open and closed) and proceeded to play the gig and most of the rest of the tour with his left foot doing the work on the bass drum! Now thats versatile. p.s. I thought his live 8 performance with sting was the highlight of the whole day.
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Old 08-02-2005, 05:51 PM
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Left foot on bass? Wow is the only word that comes to mind.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:28 PM
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check out "quebec" by ween
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: Josh Freese!!

woohooo a josh freese thread hhehe, he is one of my influence, hes also a famous L.A. session and studio guy, he has work with different bands from punk to pop to rock, and hes very creative with a perfect circle.
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:16 PM
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Default Re: Josh Freese!!

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He went pro @ 14 with the Vandals!

I have a whole article on him in Modern Drummer Mag from a couple years back. If anyone wants it, I'll scan it and email it!

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Old 08-05-2005, 01:04 AM
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Josh played on the Suicidal Tendencies album "The Art of Rebellion". Good production, solid playing, but I think it's overall a lame record as far as Suicidal Tendencies is concerned. Definitely not as good as their early stuff.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: Josh Freese!!

I know this is a little late and this thread is really old but I love this man, his work with a perfect circle is what inspired me to become a drummer. I was wondering if it would be possible to also send that article you mentioned

My email is laxmasterflex22@hotmail.com

Also, where is lagerborg from? what album I mean
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Old 03-05-2006, 02:04 PM
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Wait a minute...if Josh played left foot on bass for a whole gig, why does he claim that he can't use his double pedal?

Anyway, really good drummer, as if it needs saying.
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:00 PM
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If I could only choose one drummer to hang out with and take a lesson from, it would be Josh. I love his style and sound.
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:45 PM
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Wait a minute...if Josh played left foot on bass for a whole gig, why does he claim that he can't use his double pedal?

Anyway, really good drummer, as if it needs saying.
Josh claim about his double pedal is a joke, watch the Vandals dvd from "The Show Must Go Off!" series that Kung Fu records puts out, it's got a multi-angle feature in which you can watch Josh play the whole time (Freese-cam). It even has a picture in picture of his right foot, where you clearly see his double pedal action too, he's even got a few Lombardo inspired flurries in there. I was actually kind of disappointed because I think he's gotten lazy with his right foot and is milking his double pedal a lot more now. He's a great player but his right foot work isn't on par with Zach Hill's or anything.

It's definitely a good dvd if you're a fan of Josh, and Vandals dvd commentary is always hilarious.
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:38 PM
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ok, so I know Josh Freese uses Remo Drum Heads. . .but what model??

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Old 10-26-2006, 07:54 PM
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Yeah, awesome cat. He also played drums on the first Evanescence album. Quite the cameleon he is.
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:59 PM
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Default FREESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy Freese kickin it....

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Old 12-20-2006, 02:09 PM
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He's so freaking awesome. I love his work on the desert sessions stuff and APC.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:04 AM
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That footage is from 'The Vandals: Live at the House of Blues".

Awesome DVD, especially if you're a drummer or like some light-hearted punk.

They have Josh-Freese-Cam, so you can watch him for the whole concert. Good sh*t

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Old 01-23-2007, 07:57 PM
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I've been listening APC for quite a while now. But just lately I started to listen more closely to Josh's drumming. And I also checked out his other works.

Right now, he is one of my idols and main influences.
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:12 PM
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I've been listening APC for quite a while now. But just lately I started to listen more closely to Josh's drumming. And I also checked out his other works.

Right now, he is one of my idols and main influences.
Did you check out ALL his other work? Cause that is seemingly next to impossibly, considering how many different artists he has recorded for.

I'm just givin' ya a hard time. He is awesome and fun to watch and listen to.
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:35 PM
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Yeah, I know, listening to ALL of them is near impossible, haha!

But yeah, I listened to as much as I could get my hands on. An inspiring drummer.
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ITS STEWART COPELAND!!!!!!

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John is a great drummer, but he's no Stewart Copeland. Watch the Sting performance on the Live 8 DVD with his other band and you'll see how they bad they are, including Sting, without Stewart and Andy. It looked like John was having a hard time playing Copeland's licks.
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:10 AM
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John is a great drummer, but he's no Stewart Copeland. Watch the Sting performance on the Live 8 DVD with his other band and you'll see how they bad they are, including Sting, without Stewart and Andy. It looked like John was having a hard time playing Copeland's licks.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:42 PM
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ok, so I know Josh Freese uses Remo Drum Heads. . .but what model??

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Coated/Clear Emps for his toms I do believe, not sure of his bass or snare heads though.

The Oct 05 issue of Rhythm had an interview with him bout- his gig with Sting. He uses 8,10,12 toms and 16 floor, with 14" dark crisp hats, 20" dry crisp ride, two 18" full/power crashes and a 19" full crash and 8" and 10" splashes. all paiste sigs btw.

He's a terrific player, I think his creativity is definately his best asset. His work with APC was mind blowing, he suited that band so well. As a session player he gets around as well, I read an interview with him in a Z time back when he still played them which was a great insight into how he approached session work.

The only negitive thing I could say about him is that his technique (from what I've seen) seems to be mostly from the elbows and wrists, though the sounds he produces are still fine, so whatever works I guess.
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