Industrial rock musician who is the lead guitarist for the German electronic metal band Rammstein.
He bought his first guitar at age sixteen and formed his first garage band at age nineteen.
He fronts the side project Emigrate.
He has a son named Merlin and a daughter named Khira, both from previous relationships. In 2011, he had a daughter named Maxime with bassist Margaux Bossieux of Dirty Mary.
He wrote part of the soundtrack for XXX, a film that starred Vin Diesel.