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Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (b. April 11, 1971) is a German musician, most notable for being the bass-guitarist for the German Tanz-Metall ("Dance metal") band Rammstein. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rammstein (pronounced Ram-Shtine, IPA: [ˈʁam. ...

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Biography

Early Years

Riedel was born on 11 April 1971 in Schwerin as an only child. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Schwerin is a town in northern Germany. ...


Growing up, Oliver had relatively good relationships with both of his parents. He attributes this to the small gap in between their ages. As a child, Oliver wasn't a good student, but he made his way through school with the assistance of his mother. Oliver was quite shy, especially during his teenage years, and while his friends partied at discos he would often be found just "hanging around".


Musical Career

In 1990, at the age of nineteen, Oliver began playing in a folk-fiddle/punk-rock band called The Inchtabokatables. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


Rammstein

In 1994, Riedel, Till Lindemann, Richard Z. Kruspe, and Christoph "Doom" Schneider entered and won the Berlin Senate Metro beat contest that allowed them to record a four track demo professionally. Paul H. Landers and Christian "Flake" Lorenz would later join the band they named Rammstein. Till Lindemann (b. ... Richard Kruspe during the Mutter era. ... Christoph Doom Schneider (b. ... Paul H. Landers on RTL. Paul H. Landers (b. ... Christian Flake Lorenz [pronounced Lor-ents] (b. ...


The six released their first album, Herzeleid (Heartache) in September, 1995. Their second album, Sehnsucht (Longing) was released in 1997, which would later become platinum. Herzeleid (German for Heartache) is the German NDH-metal band Rammsteins first musical album. ... Sehnsucht (German for Longing and sometimes translated as Hunger) is the German NDH-metal band Rammsteins second album. ...


In April 2001, the album Mutter (Mother) was released and a European tour followed, ending on 13 July 2002. It has been reported that at this time the members of Rammstein were seriously discussing whether to continue or not in their present form. It was decided that they should all take some time off and then reconsider whether to continue. This article is about the album by Rammstein. ... July 13 is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


In 2003, Rammstein started work on the fourth album, which was to prove a turning point in Rammstein's sound and maturity. September 2004 saw the fruits of this work in the release of Reise, Reise ("Journey, Journey"). The term Reise is usually associated with nautical travel and is the traditional seaman's call to wake a sleeping ship. (The German verb "reisen" means "to travel".) The English idiomatic equivalent is probably "rise and shine". They began their tour in November, followed by hugely successful sold-out European tour of ten countries lasting four months. Reise, Reise (German for Arise, Arise or Journey, journey) is the German NDH-metal band Rammsteins fourth album. ...


Marriage & Children

He has two children, one of them a girl named Emma, and is separated from her mother. His current marital status is unknown.


Personal Characteristics

He likes photography and sports, especially skateboarding and surfing. In the making of the video for "Keine Lust," he mentions wanting to go snowboarding while wearing a fat suit. It has been said he is the most computer-literate member of the band.


His character is more mature and subtle during live performances. He tends to keep crew cut and skin-bald hair styles along with some styles of goatees.


He is 6'7"(2 Meters) tall.


Quotes & Interview

On the separation rumours


"We never wanted to, but after Mutter we had some difficult times because the third album is the most difficult one and we had a lot of pressure on us. We also had our differences between the group members and everyone's expectations were different. We took a year to rest, and after that we realized that we wanted to be together and to go on."


On his early family life


Interviewer: Did you have a lot of problems with your parents?


Ollie: Not a lot at all. My parents are quite young, which is good. Because the age difference isn't that big, we had it good with each other. My father and mother also liked the same music as me. We were almost more like friends than family.


Interviewer: But of course you did tease your brothers and sisters...


Ollie: No, because I don't have any, too bad. But if I would have had them, I would definitely have teased them!


External links

  • Interview with Oliver from the Dutch magazine Break-Out.
  • Rammstein-Interviews.com

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Oliver Riedel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (597 words)
Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (born April 11, 1971) is a German musician, most notable for being the electric bassist for the German Tanz-Metall ("Dance metal") band Rammstein.
Riedel was born on 11 April 1971 in Schwerin as an only child.
In 1990, at the age of nineteen, Oliver began playing in a folk-fiddle band called The Inchtabokatables.
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