Ex Machina

in Hits & Misses by
“Before you break my balls
about working with Michael Stipe,
allow me to show you
my pool area out back.”

Bill Rieflin
Musician, producer, revolting cock.
Sept. 29, 1960 – March 24, 2020.
Aged 59 years.

Most recognized for: When industrial metal acts needed a percussionist who could not only program their computerized drum machines but also beat the skins live, Bill was the guy. Fortunately, his work with Ministry, KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails, The Revolting Cocks, Pigface, Swans, and King Crimson helps us to overlook those 5 R.E.M. albums he played on. We get it… one R.E.M. record probably paid more than all the work with Ministry combined…. but c’mon, man. R.E.M.?!