Josh Freese was born on December 25, 1972 in Orlando, Florida but shortly after birth he moved to Southern California. His father conducted the Disneyland Band and his mother was a classical pianist. Josh started playing drums as a child when he was about 7 or 8 years of age. When he was 12 years old he a Top 40 Band in Disneyland, playing with the Simmons on electric drums. When Josh was 15 he started making records and touring with The Vandals and Dweezil Zappa. Josh Freese has a younger brother Jason Freese
who have played in the same bands: Goo Goo Dolls, Dr. Dre, Weezer, Liz Phair, and Jewel. Josh has played on more than 200 records. Now, Josh still lives in Southern California with his wife and two sons.