Nicknamed The Pig, he is the late bassist for the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot. He played on the albums Iowa and All Hope is Gone, both of which went platinum.
Although born in Los Angeles, he grew up in Iowa and played for bands like Anal Blast, Vexx, and The Have Nots.
He died of a drug overdose in 2010. His physician was later charged with involuntary manslaughter, but found not guilty.
He was married to Brenna Gray and survived by a brother named Tony. His daughter, October, was born after his death.
He was bandmates with singer Corey Taylor in Slipknot.