Alex Carapetis

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Alex Carapetis
Born 1982 (age 32–33)
Adelaide, Australia
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Nine Inch Nails, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

Alex Carapetis (born 1982 in Adelaide, Australia) is a professional drummer. After studying jazz at the Adelaide Conservatorium in 2000, he moved to Sydney to further his music career. In 2004 and 2005, Carapetis toured full-time with Jimmy Barnes in Australia and New Zealand. In July 2005, Carapetis toured with Delta Goodrem on her Visualise Tour. He has also worked with Ian Moss, Diesel, Nathan Cavaleri, Robyn Loau and Teenager (Nick Littlemore from PNAU).

In October 2005, Trent Reznor hired Carapetis to be the touring drummer for Nine Inch Nails due to incumbent drummer Jerome Dillon's health problems. His appointment came as a surprise to many fans, as he was not widely known and had not previously worked with Nine Inch Nails.[1] As of the KROQ Acoustic Christmas show in December, Carapetis was replaced by former fill-in drummer, Josh Freese.

Carapetis is the touring drummer for Julian Casablancas and accompanied him on his tour in support of his solo album, Phrazes for the Young.[2]

Carapetis is also one of two drummers, the other being Dominic Howard from Muse, in the band Vicky Cryer whose first album 'The Synthetic Love of Emotional Engineering' was released on April 16, 2013.

His latest project is the band "Julian Casablancas + The Voidz". Their first album, Tyranny, was released on September 23, 2014.