Richard Zven Kruspe

European industrial metal, Composer

1967 –

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Who is Richard Zven Kruspe?

Richard Zven Kruspe (born 24 June 1967) Wittenberge East Germany .. he is a German musician and the lead guitarist of the German industrial metal band RAMMSTEIN, as well as the leader of the band EMIGRATE. He also used to be named "BERNSTEIN", after his South African ex-wife CARON BERNSTEIN. They were together for five years until separating in 2004, filed for divorce, which was finalized in 2006, after which his name reverted to Kruspe. On 10 October 1989, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, he was riding through the subway. When he came above ground, he found himself in the middle of a political demonstration. He was hit on the head and arrested just for being there, and thrown in jail for six days. Once out of jail, he decided to leave East Germany. Because of the Eastern Bloc, he entered West Germany through Hungary. When the Berlin Wall came down, he moved back east. Rammstein was formed back in the 1990s. Richard who currently lived with Oliver and Schneider at the time, was looking for a new band in which to...

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Born
Jun 24, 1967
Wittenberge
Also known as
  • Zven Richard Kruspe
  • Richard Z. Kruspe
  • Richard Kruspe
  • Richard Z. Kruspe-Bernstein
  • Richard Z. Kruspe Burnstein
  • Richard Kruspe Burnstein
  • Richard Z. Kruspe
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Employment
  • Lead Guitar and Singer, Rammstein
    (1994 - )
  • Lead Guitar and Singer, Emigrate
    (2006 - )
  • Lead Guitar and Singer, Orgasm Death Gimmicks
  • Lead guitar, First Arsch
Lived in
  • Weisen
  • Berlin
  • New York City
  • Wittenberge

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