José Pasillas

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José Antonio Pasillas II (born (1976-04-26) April 26, 1976 (age 46)) is an American drummer known as the drummer of alternative rock band Incubus (1991–present).


José Pasillas is of Mexican descent. He grew up in Calabasas, California. He began playing drums in 1990. Later in 1991, José and friends Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger, original bassist Dirk Lance (Ben Kenney joined in 2003 upon Lance's departure) began Incubus in high school in the San Fernando Valley outpost of Calabasas. He endorses DW drums and Sabian cymbals.

José has mentioned he has never had any formal training for the drums, which he says has positives and negatives. Some of his influences include Chad Sexton of 311, Stewart Copeland of The Police, and Tim Alexander of Primus.

Before dedicating himself full-time to Incubus, he was a full-time art student (as was Brandon), and he continues to create designs in his free time. Other Work

José recently mentioned recording drums with California band LIFE.

José Pasillas Drumstick Collection

Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 4.

1003-1004 José Pasillas - used, wrapped Promark drumsticks, Incubus/311 show, 6/10/00 at Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA.
1005 José Pasillas - used, wrapped Promark drumstick, Incubus/311 show, 6/10/00 at Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA.