Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (born April 11, 1971) is a German musician, notable for being the bass-guitarist for the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the The Neue Deutsche Härte ("new German hardness" /nɔʏ̯ə dɔʏ̯tʃə hɛrtə/ also known as Tanzmetall (dance metal a term popularized by Rammstein (ˈʀamʃtaɪ̯n is a German Industrial metal band founded in Berlin, and consisting of Till Lindemann ( lead vocals
Riedel was born on 11 April 1971 in Schwerin as an only child. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Schwerin (ʃveˈʁiːn is a City in northern Germany and the capital of the state 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".
In 1990, at the age of nineteen, Oliver began playing in a folk-fiddle/punk-rock band called The Inchtabokatables. The Inchtabokatables were a German band active from 1991 to 2002 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. Till Lindemann (born January 4, 1963) is a German musician and poet who is most notable as being the Frontman and lead-vocalist Richard Zven Kruspe (born 24 June, 1967) is a German musician most notable as the founder and lead-guitarist for the German ("Dance Christoph "Doom" Schneider (born May 11, 1966) is a German Musician. Paul H. Landers and Christian "Flake" Lorenz would later join the band they named Rammstein. Paul H Landers (born December 9, 1964) is a German musician notable as the rhythm-guitarist for the German Tanz-Metall ("Dance Christian "Flake" Lorenz (born 16 November, 1966) sometimes called "Doktor Lorenz" is a German musician notable as the
The six released their first album, Herzeleid (Heartache) in September, 1995. Herzeleid (dated German for "Heartbreak" is the German NDH-metal band Rammstein 's first musical album Their second album, Sehnsucht (Longing) was released in 1997, which would later become platinum. Sehnsucht ( German for "Longing" "Desire" and sometimes "Hunger" is the German NDH-metal band Rammstein In April 2001, the album Mutter (Mother) was released and a European tour followed, ending on 13 July 2002. Mutter ( German for "Mother" is the German Industrial metal band Rammstein 's third album Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. 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.
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 ("Reise,Reise"). Reise Reise ( German (Literally "Journey Journey" or "Travel Travel" is Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein
He has two children, one of them a girl named Emma, date of birth unknown, and is separated from her mother. The gender, name, date of birth, and who the mother of the second child is unknown. His current marital status is unknown.
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.
Oliver keeps his gear simple, in keeping with Rammstein's music. His known gear is:
Oliver also uses selected overdrive/ fuzz pedals for songs such as Mein Teil
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!