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Bill Rieflin

Facts About Bill Rieflin

Celebrated Name Bill Rieflin
Age 62 Years Old
Nick Name Bill Rieflin
Birth Name William Frederick Rieflin
Birth Date 1960-09-29
Gender Male
Profession Musician
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Wife Francesca Sundsten
Eye Color Black
Hair Color White
Net Worth $8 Million
Salary Under Review
Sexual Orientation Straight
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Bill Rieflin is an American musician. He came to prominence in the 1990s for his work mainly as a drummer with many notable groups including 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 until his death in 2020. Let's know more about him through this article.

What is Bill Rieflin famous for?

  • An American musician.

Bill Rieflin Band

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Where was Bill Rieflin live?

Recalling his early life, Bill Rieflin was born in Seattle, Washington, U.S. in the year 1960. He is American by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. The information regarding his parents, siblings and academic qualification is yet to be disclosed.

What does Bill Rieflin do?

  • Moving towards his career, Bill began his professional career in his hometown of Seattle. In 1975, he was in The Telepaths, a band which played backup for a couple of live gigs by the pre-The Screamers band The Tupperwares. He played drums for The Blackouts starting in 1979.
  • He appeared on all KMFDM records released from 1995-2003 as a drummer, programmer, vocalist, and keyboardist. He toured with the band as a bassist in 2002 in support of its comeback album, Attak and performed on the 2011 KMFDM album, WTF?!.
  • He also drummed for McCaughey's band, The Minus 5, which occasionally included guitarist Peter Buck. Eventually, Buck offered him the opportunity to sit in with R.E.M., who were missing a permanent drummer since the 1997 departure of Bill Berry.
  • The band gave him the live drummer slot in its 2003 tour. They later announced that he would fill the role indefinitely, though once again as a hired musician rather than as an official member. In recordings, Rieflin also contributed bouzouki, keyboards, and guitars to the group, serving as an auxiliary member until R.E.M. disbanded in 2011.
  • He was involved in a music collaboration project entitled The Humans, which consisted of him, Chris Wong, Robert Fripp, and Toyah Willcox. The band performed a series of live dates in Estonia in Autumn 2007 and 2009 and released their debut album We are the Humans on May 1st, 2009. Another album came in 2013, followed by a small series of double-bill shows with Slow Music in the spring of 2014.
  • In early 2017, Fripp announced that he would be returning alongside his replacement, Jeremy Stacey. Due to Fripp's desire to stave off complacency after several years of touring, he "will be focusing on mellotron, keys and fairy dusting, rather than using drums as the main instrument" in the new Double Quartet configuration, thus becoming the band's first full-time keyboardist ever. 
  • For the US Autumn 2017 tour dates in October–November, he was replaced by the Seattle-based musician Chris Gibson. He rejoined in 2018 before taking another indefinite sabbatical in 2019.

Bill Riefler Career

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What is Bill Rieflin married to?

Reflecting on his personal life, Bill was married to painter Francesca Sundsten until her death in 2019. Albums made by groups he has been part of have featured her artwork on their covers, such as Pigface's Gub, KMFDM's Nihil, Filthy Friends' Invitation and King Crimson's Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind. He died on March 24th, 2020 from cancer at the age of 59.

How rich is Bill Rieflin?

Being a musician by profession, Bill earns a decent amount of money and fame through his profession in the field of the music industry. Based on some online e reports, his estimated net wort said to be $8 million at the time of his death. However, his salary and assets details are yet to be disclosed.

How tall is Bill Rieflin?

Before his death, Bill has a decent height and weight. Similarly, he has a pair of black eyes and white hair color. Further, his other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.