Bill Rieflin

  • bill rieflin
    rieflin's face with a pale violet filter on the photo
    bill rieflin in 2012
    background information
    birth namewilliam frederick rieflin
    born(1960-09-29)september 29, 1960
    seattle, washington, u.s.
    diedmarch 24, 2020(2020-03-24) (aged 59)
    genresindustrial, experimental rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, progressive rock
    occupation(s)multi-instrumentalist, producer
    instrumentsdrums, keyboards, guitar, bass
    associated actsministry, r.e.m., sweet 75, revolting cocks, kmfdm, pigface, nine inch nails, king crimson, robbie williams

    william frederick rieflin (september 29, 1960[1] – march 24, 2020) was an american musician. rieflin came to prominence in the 1990s mainly for his work as a drummer with groups (particularly in the industrial rock and industrial metal scenes) such as ministry, the revolting cocks, lard, kmfdm, pigface, swans, chris connelly, and nine inch nails. he worked regularly with r.e.m. following the retirement of bill berry in 1997. he was a member of king crimson from 2013 until his death in 2020.

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Bill Rieflin
Rieflin's face with a pale violet filter on the photo
Bill Rieflin in 2012
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Frederick Rieflin
Born(1960-09-29)September 29, 1960
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
DiedMarch 24, 2020(2020-03-24) (aged 59)
GenresIndustrial, experimental rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, progressive rock
Occupation(s)Multi-instrumentalist, producer
InstrumentsDrums, keyboards, guitar, bass
Associated actsMinistry, R.E.M., Sweet 75, Revolting Cocks, KMFDM, Pigface, Nine Inch Nails, King Crimson, Robbie Williams

William Frederick Rieflin (September 29, 1960[1] – March 24, 2020) was an American musician. Rieflin came to prominence in the 1990s mainly for his work as a drummer with groups (particularly in the industrial rock and industrial metal scenes) such as Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, Lard, KMFDM, Pigface, Swans, Chris Connelly, and Nine Inch Nails. He worked regularly with R.E.M. following the retirement of Bill Berry in 1997. He was a member of King Crimson from 2013 until his death in 2020.

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