Founder, songwriter, singer, and guitarist for the industrial metal band Strapping Young Lad.
At five years old he started playing banjo; by twelve, he had switched to the guitar.
It did not take long after high school for him to be disappointed in the music industry and decide to make music on his own.
He married Tracy Turner when he was 19 years old; they have a son named Reyner Liam Johnstan.
His signature sound and delivery has been compared with that of Frank Zappa.