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Old 02-21-2009, 03:23 PM
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Default NiN drummer Josh Freese sells his soul

Not literally, but here is the new promotion for his new album:

You know how Nine Inch Nails tie the digital goods (which can be duplicated ad infinitum) to scarce goods (merch, collector’s items, signed items, etc) to engage their audience and give them a chance to choose how much they’re willing to spend and what exactly they’re getting for their money?
Well, their former drummer Josh Freese has a new album, and he has decided to take the concept a couple of steps further. I’m not sure whether he’s joking or is this for real, but what he’s offering to his fans is definitely funny as hell. Here goes (courtesy of soundcheck.freedomblogging.com):

$7

* Digital download of Since 1972, including 3 videos

$15

* CD/DVD double-disc set
* Digital download

$50

* CD/DVD double-disc set
* T-shirt
* “Thank you” phone call from Josh for buying Since 1972.
You can tell him what you like about the record that you purchased, or what you thought sucked.
Ask whatever you want, like “Is Maynard really THAT weird?” or “Which one of Sting’s mansions has the comfiest beds?”
or “Are Devo really suburban robots that monitor reality or just a bunch of dads from Ohio?”
or “Why don’t the Vandals play more stuff off the first record?”
It’s your 5 minutes to yack it up. Talk about whatever you want.

$250 (limited edition of 25)

* Signed CD/DVD and digital download
* T-shirt
* Signed drum head and drumsticks
* Go on a lunch date with Josh to PF Changs or The Cheesecake Factory (whatever you’re into)

$500 (limited edition of 15)

* Signed CD/DVD and digital download
* T-shirt
* Signed cymbal and sticks
* Meet Josh in Venice, Calif., and go floating together in a sensory-deprivation tank (to be filmed and posted on YouTube)
* Dinner at Sizzler (get your $8.99 steak and “all you can eat” shrimp on)

$1,000 (limited edition of 10)

* Signed CD/DVD and digital download
* T-shirt
* Signed cymbal, drum head and drumsticks
* Josh washes your car OR does your laundry … or you can wash his car
* Have dinner with Josh aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif.
* Get drunk and cut each other’s hair in the parking lot of the Long Beach courthouse (filmed and posted on YouTube, of course)

$2,500 (limited edition of 5)

* Signed CD/DVD and digital download
* Get a private drum lesson with Josh, or for all you non-drummers, have him give you a back and foot massage (couples welcome)
* Pick any 1 member of the Vandals or Devo (subject to availability) to accompany you and Josh to either the Hollywood Wax Museum or the lunch buffet at the Spearmint Rhino
* Signed DW snare drum
* Take 3 items of your choice out of his closet (first come, first serve)
* Change diapers and make bottles with him for an afternoon (after hitting the strip club)

$5,000 (limited edition of 3)

* Signed CD/DVD and digital download
* T-shirt
* Josh writes a song about you and makes it available on iTunes
* Co-direct a video with him for the song about you and throw it up on the YouTubes
* Josh gives you and a friend a private tour of Disneyland
* Get drunk together. If you don’t drink, we can go to my dad’s place and hang out under the “Tuba tree”
* Stone Gossard from Pearl Jam will send you a letter telling you about his favorite song on Since 1972

$10,000 (limited edition of 1)

* Signed CD/DVD and digital download
* T-shirt
* Signed DW snare drum from A Perfect Circle’s 2003 tour
* Josh gives you a private drum lesson OR his and hers foot/back massage (couples welcome, discreet parking)
* Twiggy from Marilyn Manson’s band and Josh take you and a guest to Roscoe’s Chicken ‘n’ Waffles in Long Beach for dinner
* Josh takes you and a guest to Club 33 (the super-duper exclusive and private restaurant at Disneyland located above Pirates of the Caribbean) and then hit a couple rides afterward (preferably the Tiki Room, the Haunted Mansion and Tower of Terror)
* At the end of the day at Disneyland, drive away in Josh’s Volvo station wagon. It’s all yours … take it. Just drop him off on your way home, though, please.

$20,000 (limited edition of 1)

* Signed CD/DVD and digital download
* T-shirt
* A signed drum from the 2008 Nine Inch Nails tour
* Maynard James Keenan, Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo and Josh take you miniature golfing and then drop you off on the side of the freeway (all filmed and posted on YouTube)
* Josh gives you a tour of Long Beach. See his first apartment, the coffee shop on 2nd Street where his buddy paid Dave Grohl $40 to rip up tile just weeks before joining Nirvana.
See the old Vandals rehearsal spot, the liquor store he got busted at using a Fake ID when he was 17 (it was Dave from the Vandals’ old ID).
Go check out Snoop Dogg’s high school. For an extra 50 bucks see where Tom and Adrian from No Doubt live.
For another $25 he’ll show ya where Eric from NOFX and Brooks from Bad Religion get their hair cut.
* Spend the night aboard the Queen Mary and take the “Ghosts and Legends” tour. (Separate rooms … no spooning.)
* Josh writes 2 songs about you and both are made available on iTunes and appear on his next record (you can sing back up on ‘em, clap, play the drums, triangle, whatever)
* Drum lesson OR foot and back massage (once again … couples welcome and discreet parking available)
* Pick any 3 items out of Josh’s closet

$75,000 (limited edition of 1)

* Signed CD/DVD and digital download
* T-shirt
* Go on tour with Josh for a few days
* Have Josh write, record and release a 5-song EP about you and your life story
* Take home any of his drum sets (only one, but you can choose which one)
* Take shrooms and cruise Hollywood in Danny from Tool’s Lamborghini OR play quarters and then hop on the Ouija board for a while
* Josh will join your band for a month … play shows, record, party with groupies, etc.
* If you don’t have a band he’ll be your personal assistant for a month (4-day work weeks, 10 am to 4 pm)
* Take a limo down to Tijuana and he’ll show you how it’s done (what that means exactly we can’t legally get into here)
* If you don’t live in Southern California (but are a U.S. resident) he’ll come to you and be your personal assistant/cabana boy for 2 weeks
* Take a flying trapeze lesson with Josh and Robin from NIN, go back to Robins place afterwards and his wife will make you raw lasagna

Now, if this isn’t changing the way music business works, I don’t know what is.

source: http://mashable.com/2009/02/20/josh-...bum-promotion/
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:57 PM
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wooooooooooooooooooooow.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:16 PM
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Pick any 3 items out of Josh's closet???

That list is hilarious! But I can't say that it is sincere.

The grain of truth, is that some bands will allow some fans to pay a certain sum (a couple hundred bucks) and in addition to the concert, they get a kind of VIP treatment and meet the band.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:53 PM
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Pick any 3 items out of Josh's closet???

That list is hilarious! But I can't say that it is sincere.

The grain of truth, is that some bands will allow some fans to pay a certain sum (a couple hundred bucks) and in addition to the concert, they get a kind of VIP treatment and meet the band.
It may be embellished, but it's definitely not a joke.

Also, if someone's thinking about buying a DW snare, they might want to get it from this guy, because it comes with a private drum lesson with him.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:17 PM
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It may be embellished, but it's definitely not a joke.

Also, if someone's thinking about buying a DW snare, they might want to get it from this guy, because it comes with a private drum lesson with him.
This thing is just NUTS.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:25 PM
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It may be embellished, but it's definitely not a joke.
Lol, come on, of course it is.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:07 PM
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Lol, come on, of course it is.
No way man. If someone actually pays him $1,000, of course he would do that.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:21 PM
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I guess. Crack cocaine is a terrible thing.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:32 PM
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Wow. Just wow.

If only I had 75K...
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:51 PM
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Wow. Just wow.

If only I had 75K...
I know, it's almost worth it. You get a personal assistant, entire drum set, cruise, and a bunch of other stuff.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:54 PM
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I loved the $1000 version:

Get drunk and cut each other's hair... (limited edition, only 10).

What's going to happen when the first person shaves Josh bald, clearly the other 9 will be pissed off...
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I loved the $1000 version:

Get drunk and cut each other's hair... (limited edition, only 10).

What's going to happen when the first person shaves Josh bald, clearly the other 9 will be pissed off...
well there is..... other hair.......:down there...... poor remaining 9
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:27 AM
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haha the poor remaining nine, at least they can get drunk with him
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Very funny. He is a character.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:57 PM
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this is hilarious, if i was rich i would do it just to make him stick to his word.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:39 AM
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I would do the 10k just to meet Twiggy. That would be epic.
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:55 AM
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lol of course he's joking;
* Josh gives you a private drum lesson OR his and hers foot/back massage (couples welcome, discreet parking)
* Josh washes your car OR does your laundry Ö or you can wash his car
* Josh will join your band for a month Ö play shows, record, party with groupies, etc.
* If you donít have a band heíll be your personal assistant for a month (4-day work weeks, 10 am to 4 pm)

I mean come on, its pretty obvious that he is. Funny fellow, same thing with the guys from APC, too.

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HaHa this is Awesome, if it was real, i wish i was rich so i could take a spin in carey's lambo...or golf w/ maynard.
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haha the poor remaining nine, at least they can get drunk with him
LOL, these posts are better than the "sell out"...
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:32 PM
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LOL, that's funny. The first 3 are believeable, maybe. Although $50 you get a phone call, he'd be on the phone for a month straight. lol.


I'd love to ride in Danny's Lambo too, that'd be sweet.
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Geez, that's ridiculous. Still it is one of the best/weirdest business moves I have seen in quite some time.

Seriously, how many people do you think will be dumb enough to shoot for this? Quite a few I imagine.
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Geez, that's ridiculous. Still it is one of the best/weirdest business moves I have seen in quite some time.

Seriously, how many people do you think will be dumb enough to shoot for this? Quite a few I imagine.
A couple of our younger members apparently ;)
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Josh is a cool guy...and one of the very best drummers around.

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A couple of our younger members apparently ;)
HEY! If you're referring to me, I knew the jig was up by the time I got to "$1,000", thank you very much. Hahaha.

Funny stuff.
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So anyone want to form a syndicate with me?

Josh is always hilarious, the idea is plausible, but I doubt whether or not it is for real. Then again he's one crazy guy. Maybe he's just bored (and slightly insane) after coming off tour with NIN.
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I'll throw in a couple bucks when someone wants to try him out...
Really funny, I like the idea.
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