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Top 10 Facts - Rammstein
12.24.2015
Fact #1

Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Harte band, formed in 1994 in Berlin. Throughout its existence, Rammstein's six—man lineup has been unchanged—singer Till Lindemann, guitarists Richard Z. Kruspe and Paul H. Landers, bassist Oliver "Ollie" Riedel, drummer Christoph "Doom" Schneider and keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz.

Fact #2

The video for their song Stripped caused controversy in 1999 because it contained clips from video propagandists Leni Reifenstahl’s ‘Fest der Voelker’ for the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Fact #3

Rammstein’s name is take from a fatal crash during an air show at Ramstein Air Force Base. Their song with the same title is also about this accident.

Fact #4

Rammstein was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 42nd—annual Grammy Awards in 1999.

Fact #5

David Lynch used 2 songs by Rammstein in the film The Lost Highway which put the band on We the map in the United States in the late 1995.

Fact #6

Till Lindemann was a participant in the European Junior Swimming Championships in Florence in 1978. He was shortlisted to go to 1980 Olympics inMoscow but discontinued the sport soon after.

Fact #7

Christoph Schneider was a telephone installer before Rammstein was formed.

Fact #8

Rammstein have achieved particular fame for their over—the—top stage show, making such extensive use of pyrotechnics "that fans eventually coined the motto" Other bands play, Rammstein burns!"

Fact #9

The New York Times described Rammstein's music as a "powerful strain of brutally intense rock... bringing gale—force music and spectacular theatrics together".

Fact #10

In 2010, Rammstein settled out of court against Apocalyptica's former record label Sony Music Entertainment GmbH as the successor of the by now defunct affiliated label Gun Records for using Rammstein's label in marketing Apocalyptica's 2007 album Worlds Collide, which featured a duet with singer Lindemann.

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