Ilan Rubin

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Ilan Rubin
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Rubin in 2012
Background information
Born (1988-07-07) July 7, 1988 (age 30)
Origin Bonita, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
Years active1997present
Associated acts
Website thenewregimemusic.com

Ilan Rubin (born July 7, 1988) is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He is known primarily for playing drums with bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and Angels & Airwaves. [1] He also has his own solo project called The New Regime.

Nine Inch Nails American industrial rock band

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988. The band consists of producer and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, as well as English musician Atticus Ross. Over the course of their three-decade existence, the band has signed with several major labels, the most current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.

Paramore American pop punk band

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. Williams and Farro are founding members of the group, while York, a high school friend of the original lineup, joined in 2007. Williams is the only member listed on the band's recording contract with Warner Music Group's Fueled by Ramen sublabel and the only member to appear on all five of Paramore's studio albums.

Angels & Airwaves American alternative rock supergroup

Angels & Airwaves is an American rock supergroup, featuring Tom DeLonge, David Kennedy, and Ilan Rubin. Former members include Ryan Sinn, Adam "Atom" Willard (drums), Matt Wachter and Eddie Breckenridge (bass).

Contents

Early life

Rubin was raised in Bonita, California. He began playing drums at the age of eight, when he discovered his father's 1968 Silver Sparkle Ludwig drum kit set up in the garage. After three months of "toying" with the kit, he had taught himself to play and was jamming with his older brothers. [2] By age nine, he was ready to play for F.o.N., a band that eventually would do three stints on the Vans Warped Tour, where Rubin would also fill in on drums for bands such as NOFX. In 1999, F.o.N. opened Woodstock '99 on the Emerging Artist Stage; as a result, 11-year-old Rubin gained entry into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest musician to ever play on a Woodstock stage. [3]

Bonita, California census-designated place in California, United States

Bonita is a census-designated place (CDP) in southern San Diego County, California, nestled between the cities of Chula Vista, National City, and San Diego. The population was 12,538 at the 2010 census.

NOFX American punk rock band

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Woodstock 99 music festival

Woodstock '99, held between July 22 and 25, 1999, was the second large-scale music festival that attempted to emulate the original Woodstock festival of 1969. Like the previous Woodstock festivals, it was held in upstate New York, this time in Rome. Approximately 400,000 people attended the festival.

Shortly thereafter, Rubin submitted a video to Modern Drummer Magazine of him doing a solo during an F.o.N. performance, which was picked by the magazine as the winning entry in its "Best Undiscovered Drummer Under the Age of 18" contest. The winner of the 18-and-over category came from Argentina, and both drummers were invited to perform at the 2000 Modern Drummer Festival, by which time Rubin had turned 12. He has taken lessons from Blink-182's drummer Travis Barker and The Hooters' drummer David Uosikkinen.

Blink-182 American rock band

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Travis Barker American drummer and music producer

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The Hooters American rock band

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Recording career

Early career

Immediately prior to working with Lostprophets, Rubin was the drummer for the band Denver Harbor, which included his older brother, Aaron, as bassist, who had played guitar in F.o.N., as well as 2 ex-members of the punk band Fenix TX. Denver Harbor was dropped from their label one year after their only full-length album, Scenic, was released in 2004 but not before the band did a few round-trip tours of the United States and one week in Japan with a re-united Fenix TX.

Denver Harbor American alternative rock band

Denver Harbor was an American alternative rock band, based in San Diego, California. The band was formed in 2002 by former Fenix TX members Will Salazar and Chris Lewis, along with F.O.N. members Aaron Rubin and Ilan Rubin. After self-releasing their debut EP Extended Play in 2003, they were temporarily signed to Universal Records, who released their 2004 full-length album Scenic.

Fenix TX band

Fenix TX is an American pop punk band. The band originally formed as Riverfenix in 1995 in Houston, Texas. They released an EP, G.B.O.H., and an album, Riverfenix, on independent record labels, before having to change their name due to a cease and desist order from the estate of actor River Phoenix. Following the change of name, they signed with major label MCA Records in 1999. On MCA, they released two further albums, 1999's Fenix TX and 2001's Lechuza, which collectively sold over 600,000 units, prior to breaking up in 2002 over creative differences.

<i>Scenic</i> (album) 2004 album by Denver Harbor

Scenic is the first full-length album by Denver Harbor, released on October 12, 2004 on Universal Records. It contains re-recorded versions of four of the five tracks from their debut EP Extended Play, as well as two of the three songs from their 2003 demo.

Lostprophets (2006–2008)

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Rubin (right) performing with Lostprophets at the Leeds Festival 2007.

Rubin was the drummer for the Welsh band Lostprophets (although he is American). He replaced Mike Chiplin, founding member and original drummer, who left the band in 2005 to pursue other musical opportunities. Before finding Rubin, Lostprophets hired session drummer Josh Freese to record the tracks on Liberation Transmission . Then, after Rubin joined, he played the remaining two tracks on Liberation Transmission: "For All These Times Son, For All These Times" and "Everybody's Screaming!!!". The drummer on the demos for this period are unclear with all tracks, depending on the time the demos were made, potentially being recorded by either former drummer Mike Chiplin, frontman Ian Watkins (who occasionally plays drums in demos) or Rubin. Either Rubin or Freese may have recorded the B-Side, "Every Song", which comes from the album sessions. Rubin, however, toured from 2006-2008 with the band and appeared in the videos for "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)", "A Town Called Hypocrisy", "Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)" and "4:AM Forever". He left the band in late 2008 but not before he tracked all of the drums and helped pen some of the music on the band's fourth studio release The Betrayed .

Drummer percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums

A drummer is a percussionist who creates music using drums.

Josh Freese American musician

Joshua Ryan Freese is an American session drummer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer. He is the older brother of musician Jason Freese.

<i>Liberation Transmission</i> 2006 studio album by Lostprophets

Liberation Transmission is the third studio album by Welsh rock band Lostprophets.

The New Regime (2007–present)

Rubin's first solo album, under the pseudonym 'The New Regime', called Coup, was recorded throughout 2007 and 2008 and released in November 2008. While touring with Nine Inch Nails and following the conclusion of the Wave Goodbye Tour Rubin worked on his second album, Speak Through The White Noise, which was released in April 2011. [4] Prior to this, Ilan released a free single titled 'Remission Of Guilt' through his website. It has been confirmed that this track will not be on the new album. in 2011 he went on Tour with Taking Back Sunday as an opening act. As June 2012 he is recording his third solo record. So far, drums, violin, guitar and bass has been recorded along with vocals.

<i>Coup</i> (album) 2008 studio album by The New Regime

Coup is the debut album by The New Regime, a solo project by Ilan Rubin, the former drummer of Lostprophets and current drummer of Nine Inch Nails and Angels and Airwaves. In addition to songs previously released on his Myspace page, he recorded two more songs for this album, as well as singing and playing all the instruments by himself for the entirety of it.

Wave Goodbye Tour

Wave Goodbye Tour was a 2009 concert tour by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails.

Nine Inch Nails (2009–present)

Rubin performs with Nine Inch Nails in Santa Barbara, California, 2009 Ilan Rubin, w Nine Inch Nails, Santa Barbara, 2009.jpg
Rubin performs with Nine Inch Nails in Santa Barbara, California, 2009

On November 15, 2008, Trent Reznor announced via the Nine Inch Nails website that Rubin would be joining industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails as their drummer after the departure of Josh Freese in late 2008. Upon learning of his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, Reznor decided to scale the latest live incarnation of Nine Inch Nails down to a four-piece, where Rubin contributed keyboards and percussion. The new lineup played the final Nine Inch Nails tour dubbed the "Wave Goodbye" tour, starting in Australia and New Zealand, then North America, continuing to Europe and Asia before returning to the U.S. for a final set of dates in smaller venues. During the last show at the Wiltern theatre, Reznor discussed the band's future, including new recordings featuring the current live band.

In February 2013, Reznor announced the return of Nine Inch Nails and revealed tour details. He also revealed that the new lineup of the band included Rubin, Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as returning member Alessandro Cortini. [5]

Angels & Airwaves (2011–present)

In 2011, Rubin joined Angels & Airwaves, replacing drummer Atom Willard. [6] Although, every other member had left the band by 2014, Rubin remained partnered with founder and leader Tom DeLonge and the duo released the album The Dream Walker in December 2014, sharing songwriting and instrumental duties. Prior to guitarist David Kennedy’s return to the band in 2018, DeLonge and Rubin released two more EPs as a duo ( ...Of Nightmares in 2015 and Chasing Shadows in 2016, respectively).

Paramore (2012–2013)

On June 28, 2012 Paramore confirmed Rubin would drum on their fourth album, via Twitter, [7] Tumblr and Facebook, [8] though he didn't join as an official member of the band. As of July 19, he had recorded all the drums on their new album.

Equipment

Rubin is widely associated with Q drum company, from whom he plays a signature custom kit, and generally plays a simple setup comprising a bass drum, one or two rack toms, two floor toms, and a snare drum. He also plays Remo drumheads, Vater drumsticks, and Zildjian cymbals:

Setup for Nine Inch Nails:

15" K light hi-hats

20" A custom projection ride or 20" K crash/ride or 21" K crash/ride (used as crash)

21" A sweet ride (used as crash)

24" K light ride

20" A custom china

21" K crash/ride (on occasion)

With Lostprophets:

15" K light hi-hats

18" Z3 medium crash

20" A custom crash

20" A custom projection ride

21" A sweet ride

24" K light ride

20" A custom china

Influences

The New Regime live line up

Discography

Denver Harbor
Lostprophets
The New Regime
Angels & Airwaves
Paramore
Nine Inch Nails

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