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Richard Kruspe Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Wittenberge, German Democratic Republic
Birth NameRichard Zven Kruspe
Nickname Scholle
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Kruspe was born on June 24, 1967 in Wittenberge, German Democratic Republic as Richard Zven Kruspe. He is a composer, known for Lost Highway (1997), Lilya 4-Ever (2002) and xXx (2002). He was previously married to Caron Bernstein.

Spouse (1)

Caron Bernstein (29 October 1999 - 2004) (divorced)

Trivia (10)

Lead guitarist and co-founder of German industrial band "Rammstein" along with drummer Christoph Schneider.
Former member of Orgasm Death Gimmicks formed in the West after he escaped over the green border between Austria an Hungary.
Sometime in 2001 he moved from Berlin to New York where he now resides.
Speaks fluent English.
Parents divorced while he was a child, mother remarried and he continued to live in his difficult childhood home with his brother and two sisters.
Children: Khira Li Lindemann (b. February 28, 1991) and Merlin Besson (b. December 10, 1992).
He was a wrestler when he was a teenager.
His daughter Kira Li's mother is his band-mate Till Lindemann's ex-wife.
Currently recording for new project Emigrate. [March 2005]
Scheduled for a number of festival dates around Europe with his band Rammstein. [June 2005]

Personal Quotes (3)

To recharge my batteries for what lies ahead I recently returned to Schwerin, my old home, where everything had started. Lots of people reminded me that as a child I had walked around saying, "I will be a rock star".
You simply know that there is a certain role for you to play in life. You receive certain signs and then take on that role. That's normal.
Some people cherish a special dream. And this dream is meant to be dreamt. The dream itself is all about a dream. And when you question and confront it you will notice that it isn't a dream after all. Sometimes it's important to simply let people dream.

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