Drummer with the alternative rock band The Flaming Lips, beginning in 1991.
He was born Clifton, but took to spelling his name Kliph while in eleventh grade to avoid confusion with another Clifton.
He played drums when the Flaming Lips served as Beck's backing band on the rocker's 2002 tour.
His mother was in the first all-female mariachi band called Mariachi Estrella; she passed away in the 1981 Hyatt Regency Hotel walkway collapse when he was only eight years old.
He purchased a Ringo Starr series 1964 Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drum Set when he was sixteen years old.