Thursday, April 03, 2008

RIP Kraftwerk founder Klaus Dinger

Kraftwerk and Neu! founding member Klaus Dinger has died of heart failure at the age of 61. Mr. Dinger passed away on March 20 and was later buried in a private ceremony including his family and friends.

Klaus Dinger was a German musician and songwriter most famous for his contributions to the seminal Krautrock outfit, Neu!, and his invention of the Motorik beat. Less known is that he was the former percussionist and founding member of Kraftwerk

Dinger was most known for being the back beat behind the two band’s music with his ‘Motorik’ drumming style.

He later formed La Dusseldorf with Thomas Dinger and Hans Lampe, the band sold more than a million albums and were referenced as influences by the likes of Brian Eno and David Bowie.

Sad news.