The Offspring sent well wishes to former drummer Josh Freese on his new gig with the Foo Fighters.
The band shared across their social media channels, “We’ve very happy for, and proud of our friend Josh Freese on joining Foo Fighters. Well deserved!”
Freese was never an official member of The Offspring. However, he served as their touring drummer and appeared on four of their albums: 2003’s Splinter, 2008’s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, 2012’s Days Go By and 2021’s Let the Bad Times Roll.
We’re very happy for, and proud of our friend @joshfreese on joining @foofighters. Well deserved! 🥁 🙌 pic.twitter.com/xHOMMOhWsZ— The Offspring (@offspring) May 22, 2023
Freese was unveiled as the new drummer for the Foo Fighters during a special livestream event on May 21. Freese is an accomplished session drummer. He’s appeared on a wide variety of releases for a very diverse roster of artists. Among those artists are Bruce Springsteen, Slash, Miley Cyrus, Sting and many more. Additionally, he’s been a member of A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses. Currently, he’s also a member of The Vandals and Devo.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard a recording or two (or ten) that features Freese’s drumming. Keep scrolling for a list of songs he’s played on.