Jose Pasillas II Bio
Custom DW set (made for him8x7 Tom
16 x 16 Tom
18 x 16 Tom
22 x 20 bass drum
14 x5 Edge snare
12 x 5 Snare
A) 14" AAX Mini China
B) 13" HHX Groove Hats
C) 6" AAX Splash
D) 8" AAX Splash
E) 20" AAX Studio Ride
F) 10" AAX Splash
G) 12" HHX Splash
H) 20" HHX Studio Ride
I) 21" Hand Hammered Raw Bell Dry Ride
J) 18" HHX Chinese
K) 19" AAXplosion Crash
I have seen and listened to many bands and feel that I have taken something from all of them to help my playing, whether it is a way of setting up my drums, playing a beat, learning a roll, or whatever. There will always be an infinite amount of musicians for everyone to learn from.
I met my band mates through school. I met Brandon in the 4th grade, where we spent a lot of time playing commando in the bushes with water guns. Two years later we met Mike in jr. high where mike and I spent a lot of time skateboarding. Dirk came around in high school, I met him through Mike when we started to jam together (me, Mike and Dirk). We had all just began playing our instruments and were not very good, but did have a great time.
We would cover bands like Metallica and Megadeth. I personally never was into those metal bands, but Mike and Dirk were, so I would just learned them for fun. We actually played a couple of parties as a trio then a couple of months later, Brandon joined us, and at that time, we began writing our own music. We played all through high school and continued after we graduated.
We hooked up with Kilmore in the beginning of 98 and our band was complete. Now it is almost 2000 and we are still writing and playing together.
So in a nutshell, that is a brief history in time of Incubus and myself. One last thing, I like to take long walks on the beach.
In 2008, Jose celebrated the birth of his daughter, Frankie Rose. Jose spends his off-time enjoying his new family, his art and other leisure activities such as motorcycles.