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Ilan Rubin
July 7, 1988
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Ilan Rubin
Ilan Rubin (born July 7, 1988) is an American musician, best known for being former drummer of Lostprophets & industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails during their last tour.

On October 20, 2011, it was confirmed that he'll be replacing Atom Willard as the drummer of Angels & Airwaves.

Ilan Rubin began playing drums at the age of 8, when he discovered his father's 1968 Silver Sparkle Ludwig drum kit set up in the garage. After three months of "toying" with the kit, he had taught himself to play and was jamming with his older brothers and by the age of 9 was ready to play for F.o.N., a band that eventually would do three stints on the Vans Warped Tour, where, in addition to playing with F.o.N. Ilan would fill-in on drums with bands such as NOFX. In 1999, F.o.N. opened Woodstock on the "Emerging Artist Stage" and, as a result, 11-year-old Ilan gained entry into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest musician to ever play on a Woodstock stage.

Still at the age of 11, he submitted a video to Modern Drummer Magazine, taken of him doing a solo during an F.o.N. performance, which was picked by the magazine as the winning entry in its "Best Undiscovered Drummer Under the Age of 18" contest. The winner of the 18-and-over category came from Argentina, and both drummers were invited to perform at the 2000 Modern Drummer Festival, by which time Ilan had turned 12.

He has taken lessons from Blink-182's drummer Travis Barker and David Uosikkinen, drummer of famed '80's band, The Hooters.

He is also an accomplished guitarist and classical pianist.

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