Finally Nine Inch Nails (NIN)'s drummer Josh Freese's got his replacement for the Nail's 2009 tour, and it will be the 20 year-old Ilan Rubin of the Lostprophets band. This replacement was announced by NIN frontman's Trent Reznor.From Reznor via nin.com:
"With great pride and excitement I announce the addition of Ilan Rubin to the lineup beginning next year. I had the chance to see Ilan playing his ass off at Reading and Leeds a couple summers ago and he blew me away. We recently invited him out to rehearse with us and he blew US away - the perfect guy to pick up the sticks after Josh leaves us at the end of the year."
Rubin has been playing drums since he was 8 years old, taking lessons from ex-Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and the Hooters' David Uosikkinen. He was entered into the Guiness Book of World Records for being the youngest player to perform on a Woodstock stage, after opening the '99 Woodstock festival at the age of 11. Also while at the age of 11, he was picked by Modern Drummer Magazine as the "Best Undiscovered Drummer Under the Age of 18."