Bill Rieflin, drummer for R.E.M., King Crimson, Ministry, dead at 59

The versatile drummer and multi-instrumentalist played with many bands

Bill Rieflin, the multi-talented drummer and instrumentalist that played with many bands over the span of 30-plus years, passed away at 59 on March 24th after a long battle with cancer.

Rieflin was a notable figure in the industrial rock and metal scenes. He was featured on tours and albums with several different artists, including King Crimson, KMFDM, R.E.M., Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. He got his start in 1988 with Ministry and later joined Rieflin in 2013 as one of their three drummers, working with them up until his passing.