Former bassist for the alternative rock band Violent Femmes, the group known for singles like "Kiss Off" and "Blister in the Sun."
He formed Violent Femmes in 1981 with percussionist Victor DeLorenzo.
He organized an impromptu performance of The Violent Femmes' first album with a super band consisting of artists like Amanda Palmer.
He married scientist Varuni Kulasekera.
He is a former member of Violent Femmes with drummer Guy Hoffman.