Josh Freese Unleashed My New Friends

04/04/2011
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(Speak Easy) When Josh Freese (drummer for A Perfect Circle, Devo, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, The Vandals, Guns N'Roses and Sting amongst others) announced the Apr. 1 release of My New Friends (Outerscope Records) hopes were high that the sought after drummer would unveil a new set of quirky packages to accompany the five-song release.

Freese did just that. Revealing a dozen new hi-jinx heavy options, Freese tops his 2009 offerings by encouraging a gaggle of his friends to join the festivities including Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails), Marilyn Manson's Twiggy Ramirez, The Offspring's Dexter Holland, Johnny Knoxville and TOOL's Danny Carey.

"I didn't want to go the whole 'wacky special package' route again but after coming up with a few things that were making me laugh, I decided that I should have a little fun with it again." explains Freese. "C'mon, who wouldn't want to evoke spirits under an angry moon with Tommy Lee or go to the horse track with Johnny Knoxville?"

Freese wrote and recorded the songs on My New Friends after meeting package purchasers during the promotion for his 2009 release Since 1972. He also features four of the package purchasers' photos on the cover of the five-song release and has shared two videos from the upcoming release which share his experiences while fulfilling the package offerings: You and Me and the Tuba Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLETc89ZQm8) and NY Style Eddie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv6vnNwV3sU). One additional video, for the song See You in 2010, will be unveiled in early April.

My New Friends packages (available today via Joshfreese.com):

$5
- My New Friends digital download

$12 (includes shipping in the U.S.)
- My New Friends CD Digipak

$50 "The Thank You Phone Call"
- Thank you phone call from Josh for purchasing his record
- My New Friends CD Digipak
- Since 1972 CD/DVD
- "I Heart Josh Freese's New Friends" bumper sticker

$125 "The Box Set" (numbered, limited edition of 100; includes shipping in the U.S.)
- All three of Josh's solo albums: The Notorious One Man Orgy, Since 1972 and My New Friends
- Thank you phone call from Josh for purchasing his record
- Set of signed drumsticks
- Copy of Josh's 5th grade report card
- One of Josh's boarding passes from a past flight
- "I Heart Josh Freese's New Friends" bumper sticker
- One mystery item

$350 "The Lunch Date" (limited edition of 25)
- Take Josh to lunch at P.F. Chang's in Long Beach
- 5 copies of both My New Friends and Since 1972 (Pass 'em out to friends. A perfect way to tell someone "I love you" or "You are very special to me")
- Copy of Josh's 5th grade report card
- "I Heart Josh Freese's New Friends" bumper sticker
- Signed drumhead
- Set of signed drumsticks
- Signed photo (can't promise what the photo will be... but it will be signed)

$7500 Packages (1 of each available)

Evoke spirits with Tommy Lee, Danny Lohner and Josh
- Engage in light "'80s hair metal/pinup girl gossip" with Tommy, Josh and Lohner while a 'C-list
Porn Star' applies 'corpse paint' to your astonished face. Next you'll be escorted to the opulent
gardens of Castle Renhold'r, where the four of you will be Throwing Bones under the midnight
moon in a blasphemous attempt to evoke the spirit/entity of YOUR CHOICE! (BYOB)
- 10 copies of My New Friends
- Get a diddy written about you for the next record (not necessarily a full on song but definitely a "diddy")
- $50 gift certificate to P.F. Chang's
- Since 1972 CD
- The Notorious One Man Orgy CD
- Copy of Josh's 5th grade report card
- "I Heart Josh Freese's New Friends" bumper sticker
- Signed drumhead
- Set of signed drumsticks

A day at the spa with Twiggy Ramirez
- Get a mani/pedi with Twiggy and Josh followed by a body wrap or massage
- Go to "Color Me Mine" with Twiggy and Josh, put all of your creative forces together and create the most kick-ass plate
ever!
- 10 Copies of My New Friends
- Get a diddy written about you for the next record (not necessarily a full on song but definitely a "diddy")
- $50 gift certificate to P.F. Chang's
- Listen to 5150 and discuss how it has helped or hurt you over time
- Since 1972 CD
- The Notorious One Man Orgy CD
- Copy of Josh's 5th grade report card
- "I Heart Josh Freese's New Friends" bumper sticker
- Signed drumhead
- Set of signed drumsticks

Co-pilot with Dexter from The Offspring up in his private jet
- Dexter Holland will fly you and Josh up to San Luis Obispo
- Lunch at the Madonna Inn with Josh and Dexter
- Visit Bubble Gum Alley (discreet parking available)
- 10 Copies of My New Friends
- Get a diddy written about you for the next record (not necessarily a full on song but definitely a "diddy")
- $50 gift certificate to P.F. Chang's
- Since 1972 CD
- The Notorious One Man Orgy CD
- Copy of Josh's 5th grade report card
- "I Heart Josh Freese's New Friends" bumper sticker
- Signed drumhead
- Set of signed drumsticks

Bet on ponies and build bears with Johnny Knoxville
- Cruise down to Hollywood Park with Knoxville and Josh to bet on horses for the afternoon
- Hit up Build-A-Bear Workshop with Knoxville and Josh on way back and create some unbelievably cute stuffed animals
- 10 Copies of My New Friends
- Get a diddy written about you for the next record (not necessarily a full on song but definitely a "diddy")
- $50 gift certificate to P.F. Chang's
- Since 1972 CD
- The Notorious One Man Orgy CD
- Copy of Josh's 5th grade report card
- "I Heart Josh Freese's New Friends" bumper sticker
- Signed drumhead
- Set of signed drumsticks

$10,000 (limited edition of 1)
- 100 copies of My New Friends
- Take home Josh's now infamous Volvo 940 Station Wagon (Perfect for hauling drums, plenty of room for getting busy in spacious back-seating area. Good for trips to Goodwill or disposing bodies.)
- Make Josh's next record for him
- Josh joins your band for 2 days (quick book some studio time!)
- "Motorboat" Sarah for a minute or so (Josh's wife's friend... couples welcome, discreet parking available)
- Oh yeah... $100 gift certificate to P.F. Chang's and a bumper sticker that says something funny on it

$75,000 (limited edition of 1 ... same as it ever was)
- Josh joins your band for a month (or becomes your personal assistant)
- Take home one of Josh's drum sets
- Josh writes and records a 5 song EP entirely about YOU
- Take shrooms and cruise Hollywood in Danny from TOOL's Lamborghini
- 500 copies of My New Friends (start your own online CD store... specializing in just this one CD)
- Go get matching outfits at Tommy Bahama and make everybody very sad

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