In this Episode Lol and Budgie talk to Nine Inch Nails/Angels & Airwaves drummer Ilan Rubin about Terror in The IEMS – NIN and Beyond!

When not on tour Ilan is at his mixing desk
No exercise for young Lol – now he loves the gym 
The Cure main man does not – (Unless he pumps at night)
Lol was a man of extremes – Smoking was his hardest stop 
Budgie sent a taxi for his ciggies – and sometimes ate a Porky-Pie 
(Or was that his drum co.?) No gaffe tape on Budgie’s drums

Budgie and Lol hear their twisted addled brains 
Will Budgie live in Lols garage?
Jimmy Page told Pearl he’s too friggin’ loud! 
Budgie and the tricks of The Creatures

Russian Dragon?
Illan relives the Moment of Terror when his IEMs fell out.
It’s time to change when Smoke and Mirrors obscure all
Ilan’s drum kit disappears in smoke – where does he go? 
Smoke and strobes transport Ilan.

Drummers Corner:  
Ilan is right handed but he plays the hi-hat leftie 
Reggae showed Budgie a different drum style 

Titilating Titbits:
Ilan loves Stewart Copeland’s mix of rock and reggae
Lol plays to the voices in his head
Budgie only sings when the extractor fan is in his key. 
Ilans toothbrush goes from major to minor.
Doesn’t Yours? 

Respect: Jaki Liebezeit (26 May 1938– 22 January 2017) CAN


Acclaimed instrumentalist Ilan Rubin is the youngest person to ever be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Ilan has been the drummer in Nine Inch Nails since 2009. He’s also a member of Angels and Airwaves, the successful alternative band started by blink-182’s Tom DeLonge. In Angels, he plays drums live, records multiple instruments, and co-writes everything. Additionally, Ilan writes and produces every song for his own band, The New Regime, as well as his self-titled solo project, which he launched in 2021. As a session musician, he’s collaborated with a wide variety of acts including Paramore, Beck, Phantogram. In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic provided an unforeseen break from the constant touring of the 12 years prior. That pause has given him time to dive deeper into his long-held passion for composing film scores, producing and writing for other artists, and finding his voice as a solo artist.