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Bill Rieflin, Drummer For King Crimson, R.E.M., Ministry, Dead At 59

Bill Rieflin of REM performs at Old Trafford on August 24, 2008 in Manchester, England. Credit: Shirlaine Forrest/ WireImage

Bill Rieflin – the versatile drummer and multi-instrumentalist who performed with R.E.M., Ministry and most recently King Crimson over his 30-year career – has died, Rolling Stone has confirmed. He was 59.

“Bill Rieflin flew from this world c. 18.50 Pacific, 18.50 UK,” King Crimson founder Robert Fripp wrote on Facebook following receiving a phone call confirming Rieflin’s death. He added, “Fly well, Brother Bill! My life is immeasurably richer for knowing you.”

Rieflin was renowned for his work in Nineties industrial bands, performing in groups including Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface, KMFDM and Swans.

“Today we lost a wonderful artist, tremendous human being and an integral part of Ministry’s developments and success,” Ministry wrote on Twitter. “Safe travels my brother on the way to your next universal gig.”

Rieflin’s versatility as a drummer and multi-instrumentalist and the respect he had from fellow musicians led to him contributing to a diverse array of groups. He served as R.E.M.’s touring drummer beginning in 2003 and contributed other instrumentation to their recordings until the group disbanded in 2011, and also performed with the Minus 5. In 2013, he joined King Crimson and was one of several drummers, and after a hiatus in 2015, he continued to contribute to the band until he took an indefinite hiatus from the group in 2019. He had also played with Peter Murphy, Chris Cornell, Nine Inch Nails, and many others.

The respect he gained was evident after his first hiatus with King Crimson, who said they’d make room for him after his sabbatical. Prior to embarking on King Crimson’s North American tour in 2017, Rieflin spoke to Rolling Stone about his return to the band after his first hiatus and his new role as keyboardist in the group.

“There was a question of four drums up front, which is still in the world of possibility. However, for this tour, I said, ‘Why don’t I just play keys?’ My skill level is not at the highest, but I’m capable,” he said. “And so we said, ‘Yeah, sure, do that.’ Basically, I’ve made my own job after my other one was taken over by the exceptionally capable Jeremy Stacey. It’s unprecedented that I was brought back in, and unprecedented again that I now fill a completely different role.”

Beyond his contributions to numerous bands where he often served as an auxiliary member rather than an official full-time band member, the Seattle-bred artist also launched his own projects, including Slow Music, which included Fripp and Peter Buck, and he was also part of a music collaboration called the Humans, which included Fripp and Fripp’s wife, Toyah Wilcox.


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