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Bill Rieflin

Bill Rieflin
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William 'Bill' Rieflin (born September 30, 1960, died March 24, 2020) was an American musician, most active as a drummer. He was recruited into Ministry following the 1985 demise of The Blackouts, a Seattle No Wave band whose final EP Lost Soul's Club had been produced by Al Jourgensen. Rieflin and Jourgensen fell out during the sessions for Filth Pig, ending a decade of collaboration. Since that time, Rieflin has worked with a number of other artists as well as releasing material under his own name. He became a member of the reformed King Crimson in 2013.
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King Crimson — The Elements - 2018 Tour Box King Crimson — The Elements - 2018 Tour Box
(Discipline KCTB18, 2018, 2CD)
King Crimson — Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind) King Crimson — Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind)
(Discipline KCXPBX5001, 2016, 3CD+BR)
King Crimson — Live in Toronto King Crimson — Live in Toronto
(Discipline DGM5013, 2015/2016, 2CD)
The Humans — Strange Tales The Humans — Strange Tales
(Vertical Species HUMCD03, 2015, CD)
King Crimson — Live at the Orpheum King Crimson — Live at the Orpheum
(Discipline DGMSP2, 2014, CD+DVD)
The Humans — Sugar Rush The Humans — Sugar Rush
(Vertical Species HUMCD02, 2011, CD)
Hector Zazou & Swara — In the House of Mirros Hector Zazou & Swara — In the House of Mirros
(Crammed Discs Craw 47, 2008, CD)
The Humans — We Are the Humans The Humans — We Are the Humans
(HUMCD01X, 2008, CD)
Trey Gunn — Untune the Sky Trey Gunn — Untune the Sky
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 145, 2003, CD+DVD)
Bill Rieflin & Chris Connelly — Largo Bill Rieflin & Chris Connelly — Largo
(First World Music FWD 01.10, 2001, CD)
Land — Road Movies Land — Road Movies
(First World Music FWD01.09, 2001, CD)
Bill Rieflin — Birth of a Giant Bill Rieflin — Birth of a Giant
(First World Music FWD 99.03, 1999, CD)
Rieflin Fripp Gunn — The Repercussions of Angelic Behavior Rieflin Fripp Gunn — The Repercussions of Angelic Behavior
(First World Music FWD 99.06, 1999, CD)
Ten Seconds — Ten Seconds Ten Seconds — Ten Seconds
(Discipline DGM9603, 1996, CD)
Roland Barker — Shredder Orpheus: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Roland Barker — Shredder Orpheus: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Light in the Attic no#, 1989/2015, LP)

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2020-03-24
Bill Rieflin RIP – The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59. » Read more

2020-03-17
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2020-03-06
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2020-02-18
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