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Jeff Friedl was a drummer for Devo from the late 2000s through 2023. [1]

Friedl is a co-founder of both The Beta Machine and ShadowParty [working title "Stars of Suburbia"] [2] , [3]

With DEVO[]

Jeff appeared in the "What We Do" video, and toured in support of "Something for Everybody".
He is listed as a full Devo band member in the liner credits of "Something ELSE for Everybody".
Jeff and Josh2 played on Jerry's single "It's All Devo"
He plays on both tracks of Devo's 2020 live single "Freedom of Choice" b/w "Girl U Want" and fellow touring member Josh2 plays on one. [4]
Jeff has also recorded several times for Mark/Mutato Muzika

With other bands[]

A Perfect Circle
Friedl was a drummer for Maynard James Keenan's supergroup for some live performances and on several tracks.
Ashes Divide
Billy Howerdel formed a touring band in support of his album "I Keep Telling Myself It's Alright. (2008)
Friedl (drums), McJunkins (bass), Radtke (lead guitar) and Monroe (keys), toured throughout 2008.
In 2022 Howerdel released his solo material eponymously.
Carina Round and Friedl contributed to Puscifier. Round was a guest vocalist on The Beta Machine track "Tower," which she co-wrote with Friedl and McJunkins.
Puscifer
Friedl was a drummer for Maynard James Keenan's solo project on several tracks from 2010 to 2015 and was a live drummer within that time.

Notability[]

Friedl's wikipedia article was taken down in 2014 for not being "notable." This assertion is incorrect - Friedl has been notable since early in his career.

Equipment[]

See "Drums" at the archived Wikipedia page

Discography[]

See: Discogs and AllMusic.

Awards[]

  • 2016 Drummies Artist award for "Alternative Drummer" given to Jeff by DRUM! Magazine.[7]

References[]

  1. Voyage LA Magazine. 2023-4-19. [1] "Life & Work with Jeff Friedl." This year I’ll be touring with DEVO.
  2. facebook. 2015-1-22. [2] "I'm excited to be a part of the new band 'Stars of Suburbia', featuring members of New Order and DEVO!" (With article link.)
  3. Under The Radar. 2018-9-12. What’s in a Name? - Tom Chapman of ShadowParty on the Origin of the Band’s Name ShadowParty - Out Now via Mute. By Tom Chapman. (Article link.)
  4. Discogs. Devo - Devotional 2020. Limited edition 7" single.
  5. Archive.org. jefffriedl.com. - "Eagles of Death Metal"
  6. PremierGuitar. (3.6.2014) "Frank Bello & Dave Ellefson: Altitudes & Attitude’s High-Flying Bassists"
  7. twitter. @JeffFriedl. I feel so honored to receive this 2016 Drummies Artist award! Love and thanks to @drummag, my friends, family, companies, and supporters. Much respect to all the nominees & winners!

External Links[]

https://jefffriedl.com / Jeff Friedl.com
(archive.org - 24 Feb 2024)
Jeff Friedl Artist - Discography -- Discogs
Jeff Friedl Overview -- AllMusic
Jeff Friedl Filmography -- IMDb
Jeff Friedl (drummer) -- archived Wikipedia article


DEVO
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Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
David Kendrick | Josh Freese
Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
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Production
Brian Eno | Ken Scott | Robert Margouleff | Roy Thomas Baker | DEVO 
The Teddybears | Greg Kurstin | Santi White | John King | John Hill | Mark Nishita 
Official Studio Albums
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) | Duty Now For The Future (1979) | Freedom of Choice (1980) | New Traditionalists (1981) | oh, no! it's Devo (1982) | Shout (1984) | Total Devo (1988) | SmoothNoodleMaps (1990) | Something for Everybody   (2010)
Other Albums
Be Stiff EP (1978) | E-Z Listening Disc (1987) | Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace (1989) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 1 74-77 (1990) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 (1991) | DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years (1992) | DEV-O Live (1999) | Recombo DNA (2000) | Live In Central Park (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle (2012) | Something ELSE for Everybody  (2013) | Miracle Witness Hour  (2014) | Live at Max's Kansas City - November 15, 1977  (2014) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015) | Art Devo 1973-1977  (2023)
Filmography
In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) | The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
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