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Jerome Dillon (US)
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Paiste Artist Since Dec 2013

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1969 | Born in Columbus, Ohio on July 16.



1994 | Dillon joins as drummer for the Ohio-­‐‑based pop-­‐‑rock band, Howlin’ Maggie.



1996 | Howlin'ʹ Maggie releases their debut album, Honeysuckle Strange, on Columbia Records and embarks on an extensive tour with The Afghan Whigs.



1997 | Dillon quits Howlin'ʹ Maggie and moves to Los Angeles.



1998 | Dillon auditions and is hired by Trent Reznor as drummer and multi-­‐‑instrumentalist for Nine Inch Nails.



1999 | Dillon records with Trent Reznor and Alan Moulder at Reznor'ʹs Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana.

• Plays drums on "ʺWe'ʹre In This Together"ʺ, which is subsequently released on the Nine Inch Nails album, The Fragile -­‐‑-­‐‑ marking Dillon'ʹs first release with the band.

• Performs with Nine Inch Nails at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards on September 9, 1999 -­‐‑-­‐‑ Dillon'ʹs first performance with the band.

• Embarks on world tour (Fragility) with Nine Inch Nails in support of The Fragile. First show is in Barcelona, Spain on November 14, 1999.

• Writes and records material for his own project, Nearly, in hotel rooms while on tour.



2000 | Dillon completes Fragility tour, returns to New Orleans to work with Trent Reznor on the live DVD and CD release, And All That Could Have Been.

• Travels to Vancouver to mix live audio recording from Fragility tour with engineer, Dave Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson, Skinny Puppy).

• Returns to New Orleans to assist director, Rob Sheridan, with editing and continuity of live performance video footage from Fragility tour.

• Plays acoustic guitar on new Nine Inch Nails live recordings, "ʺGone, Still"ʺ and "ʺSomething I Can Never Have"ʺ at Reznor'ʹs recording facility, Nothing Studios, and at his home. Performances are filmed by director, Rob Sheridan.

• Plays drums on the new Nine Inch Nails live recording, "ʺThe Becoming"ʺ, at Nothing Studios. The performance is filmed by Rob Sheridan.

• New live recordings, "ʺGone, Still"ʺ, "ʺSomething I Can Never Have"ʺ and "ʺThe Becoming"ʺ are released on the live DVD and CD companion disc, And All That Could Have Been: Still. Videos of live performances are released.

• Dillon is asked by Reznor to remix a song from the album The Fragile for exclusive release on www.nin.com to coincide with the release of the Nine Inch Nails remix album, Things Falling Apart. Dillon collaborates with sound designer, Keith Hillbrandt, on the remix, "ʺLa Mer (version)"ʺ -­‐‑-­‐‑ a hypnotic, dense, polyrhythmic reinterpretation of the song that ends with an ambient swell, juxtaposed against violent, live acoustic drums.

• Dillon returns to Los Angeles and assists film composer, Basil Poledouris, on the score to the John Waters film, Cecil B. Demented . Waters asks Dillon to write and record the theme for the ending credits sequence. The song, "ʺChow"ʺ, is written, recorded and mixed in two hours by Dillon on a won bet against Waters.



2001 | Dillon is asked by Reznor to play drums on an album he is executive producing for the band, 12 Rounds, who travel to New Orleans from London to finish their second album for Nothing Records.

• Returns to Los Angeles and is hired by the band, Weezer, to play drums on new material. These songs are subsequently released on the album, The Green Album.

• Dillon is hired by Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs) to play drums on his solo album, Amber Headlights.

• Composes original music for the Larry Clark film, Bully.

• Dillon travels to Australia to write and record material for his own project, Nearly.



2002 | Dillon works as a multi-­‐‑instrumentalist session musician, primarily for film projects.

• Continues to write and record material for Nearly.

• Hired by Dave Navarro to play drums on nighttime television talk shows, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'ʹBrien in support of Navarro'ʹs debut solo album, Trust No One.



2003 | Dillon returns to New Orleans to record with Reznor and engineer, Rich Costey, playing drums on a new Nine Inch Nails album, tentatively titled, Bleedthrough. The title is eventually changed to, With Teeth. Drumming on the release is shared by Dillon and Dave Grohl. Dillon plays drums on the following: "ʺHome"ʺ, "ʺOnly"ʺ, "ʺWith Teeth"ʺ and "ʺNot So Pretty Now"ʺ.

• Works as a multi-­‐‑instrumentalist session musician, while continuing to write and record new material for his own project, Nearly.



2004 | Dillon begins production rehearsals with Nine Inch Nails in preparation for a world tour in support of With Teeth.

• Dillon is asked by Reznor to audition guitarists and keyboard players for the upcoming tour.

• Continues to write and record material for Nearly.

• Releases CD-­‐‑ROM drum loop and sound design project, with Keith Hillebrandt, Arhythmia, through Sony.



2005 | Dillon performs in videos for the Nine Inch Nails songs, "ʺThe Hand That Feeds"ʺ, "ʺThe Collector"ʺ and "ʺLove Is Not Enough"ʺ.

• Tours with Nine Inch Nails in support of With Teeth: North America, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan and Mexico.

• Leaves Nine Inch Nails at the beginning of the second leg of their North American tour, playing his last show with band on October 1, 2005.

• Finishes mixing and mastering the debut album from Nearly, reminder, and signs a licensing deal with independent label, Kufala Recordings, for international distribution, releasing reminder worldwide on December 20, 2005.



2006 | Dillon assembles a live band to support the release of reminder. Band members: Claudia Sarne (12 Rounds), Ryan Waters (Sade), Mike Fonte (Clint Mansell), Leopold Ross (Error), Eva Gardner (The Mars Volta) and Vanessa Freebairn-­‐‑Smith (Gnarls Barkley). Greg Dulli guests on one show in Los Angeles.

• Hires a production crew to film Nearly live performances and subsequently, a live EP and DVD recording, Nearly, reminder Live 2006, is released on August 22, 2006.

• Plays drums on the Gary Numan album, Jagged.

• Signs licensing agreement as a writer and producer for music placement in film and television. Licenses the song, "ʺMary Vincent"ʺ, from reminder for placement in the international trailer for the film, Shut Up and Sing.



2007 | Nine Inch Nails releases a live DVD, Beside You in Time, including live rehearsal footage of Dillon playing drums on several songs from the album, With Teeth.

• Dillon writes and produces songs with actress and singer, Persia White. The song, "ʺI Know I Let You Down"ʺ, is licensed for the television show, Girlfriends.

• Writes and produces instrumental music for licensing company for placement in feature film trailers.



2008 | Dillon composes the original score for the Sony Pictures release, Vacancy 2: The First Cut.

• The song, "ʺAll is Lost"ʺ, from reminder, is licensed for the feature film, Diary of a Nymphomaniac.

• The song, "ʺStraight to Nowhere"ʺ, from reminder, is licensed for the feature film, Confessions of a Go Go Dancer.

• Continues writing and producing instrumental music for placement in feature film trailers.



2009 | The Nearly song, "ʺLiars Day"ʺ, from reminder, is licensed for the international trailer for the film, The Last House on the Left.

• Dillon composes the original score for the Liddell Entertainment release, The Collector, and produces the song, "ʺAwake to You"ʺ, by the band Patient 113 for placement in the film and on the soundtrack.

• Writes and produces instrumental music for placement in feature film trailers and television.



2010 | Dillon remixes the song, "ʺGod in the Hole"ʺ, by the band, Android Lust. The song is released as a bonus track on the band'ʹs album, The Human Animal.

• Writes and produces instrumental music for placement in feature film trailers and television.



2011 | Dillon composes the original score for the Lionsgate release, For the Love of Money.

• Writes and produces instrumental music for placement in feature film trailers and television.



2012 | Dillon composes the original score for the Pathe Films release, No One Lives, while also writing and producing two new Nearly songs, "ʺGone"ʺ and "ʺGray"ʺ, for placement in the film and on the soundtrack.

• Composes the original score for the Anchor Bay Films release, Officer Down.

• Writes and records new Nearly songs for the follow-­‐‑up to reminder.