Known by the nickname Reni, he became recognized for his work with The Stone Roses and for his bucket hat.
He taught himself how to play the drums.
He influenced the Manchester or "Madchester" sound with his combination of indie and dance music.
He was born into a family that was surrounded by musicians and musical instruments.
He was motivated to pursue a professional gig after his friend, Simon Wright, auditioned and was accepted into AC/DC in 1984.