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JOSH FREESE (MIGHT SERIOUSLY BE) AVAILABLE FOR A WHITE LION REUNION

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A Perfect Circle are practically non-existant at this point; they haven’t released an album since 2004 and really not since 2003 (’04’s eMotive was mostly covers), played less than thirty shows in 2011 after a extended hiatus, will only play one show in 2012, and have one show scheduled for 2013.

And yet somehow, this is too much activity for drummer Josh Freese, who announced on Twitter yesterday that he has quit the band:

This is kind of a major bummer, because Freese has been one of the group’s few consistent members since their inception, and because he’s a great goddamn drummer, who definitely elevated the band’s music.

But it’s also kind of not really a bummer at all, since, like I said, the band has basically not existed for most us for going on nine years. Also because I can download any random album from iTunes and there’s like an 80% chance Freese played on it. Seriously, he’s one of the most in-demand session drummers in the world (with good reason), and it’s been my experience that most people don’t even realize how many albums they own on which Freese appears. Like there’s a 50/50 chance that he actually has been or will be on a White Lion album. So it’s not as though he’s now going to drop off the face of the planet or, worse, join Marilyn Manson.

-AR

 

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