Heavy metal drummer who played with a German rock band called Scorpions during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. He later formed a band called Herman Ze German.
He released his debut solo album, Nip in the Bud, in 1982.
He wrote several songs for the Scorpions, including "Falling in Love" and "Another Piece of Meat."
He was born in Schmelz, Germany. He published a 2011 autobiography entitled And Speaking of Scorpions.
He co-founded a record label with Prince Albert II of Monaco.