Lead singer and guitarist for the rock band The Cars who also produced music and released solo work. The Cars are best known for their 1978 self-titled debut album, which sold over 6 million copies and features singles such as "Just What I Needed" and "Good Times Roll."
He was formerly a part of the folk band Milkwood with Ben Orr.
He had a cameo role in Hairspray, which was directed by John Waters.
He had six children from his three marriages.
His 1997 solo album Troublizing was produced by Billy Corgan.