joshfreese devo Nine Inch Nails' Josh Freese Offers Fan The Ultimate Experience, Again

Josh Freese while drumming for Devo

2010 might have been Josh Freese’s craziest year yet. The drummer for the group [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nine Inch Nails[/lastfm] recently came to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paramore[/lastfm]’s rescue, filling in on drums during a South American tour while they searched for a permanent replacement for their departed. But before that, he toured with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Weezer [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Devo [/lastfm]and reunited with his old band mates in [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]A Perfect Circle[/lastfm].

Without the benefit of a single rehearsal, he performed live with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sting [/lastfm]and did studio work with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Social Distortion[/lastfm], the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Offspring[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Slash [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Megadeth[/lastfm], just to name A FEW. Did I mention this was all in 2010!?

Meanwhile, Freese is offering his fans a number of custom-designed packages in support of his solo release. For $7 fans could buy a digital download, bundled with a few videos. But for $75,000, a fan could go on tour with Freese, have him write a five-song EP about their life, take home one of his drum sets and eat shrooms while cruising Hollywood with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tool[/lastfm]’s Danny Carey.

The $75,000 package also entitled the buyer to have Freese either join their band for a month, or during business hours, act as their personal assistant. Its topped off with a limo ride to Tijuana and a flying trapeze lesson with some of Freese’s fellow NIN bandmates.

No one has yet to buy that package.

joshfreese Nine Inch Nails' Josh Freese Offers Fan The Ultimate Experience, Again

But a fan did buy a $20,000 bundle which included two personalized songs about the buyer, to be written once Freese got to know them a little bit.

These two songs, along with three songs about three other fans who each purchased a $5,000 package will appear on Freese’s new EP, My New Friends.

[pullquote quote=”If you really want to pay for it, I’ll take your money and we’ll do all this stuff.” credit=”Josh Freese”]”I wasn’t expecting that package to sell,” says Freese. “I felt like not only do I have to deliver for this guy, but I’m not just going to run down the list and go, ‘Oh sh*t, I can be done with this by 6PM today, if we hurry’. I spent a week with this guy, basically, and made sure he didn’t go home thinking it was a ripoff.” Some bonus prizes were included as well, including hanging out with Slash in the studio for a day and watching a [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Puscifer [/lastfm]show while kicken’ back with some of the guys from Tool. Freese also invited him to spend a few nights at his house, while he made good on the checklist.

Now that My New Friends is officially released, Freese put up a whole new list of package deals on his website. “If you really want to pay for it, I’ll take your money and we’ll do all this stuff, says Freese. “But I want to make sure that you have a good time.”

To view more of the packages up for sale, visit Freese’s website here.

Comments (4)
  1. AENIMA46N2 says:


  2. aLEX says:

    If I had $75000 grand. I would SOOOOOO give it to Josh Freese to go on tour. Smoking weed, eating shrooms, pounding shots of Tequila, telling stories about NIN, Tool, Devo, A Perfect Circle. I would be in heaven. I can just imagine the stories he has to tell. He should write a book. Tales of a drummer on the road, the Josh Freese story. Smells like a best seller to me.

  3. aLEX says:

    No wait! Even better title for the book. Have Drums, Will Travel. The story of Josh Freese. LOL

  4. mike says:

    josh freese is my hero

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