Lindemann in 2010
||January 4, 1963 (age 50)
Leipzig, Saxony, East Germany
||Neue Deutsche Härte, industrial metal, heavy metal
||Musician, Pyrotechnician, Poet
||Vocals, drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, Harmonica
||Motor Music, Republic, Slash, Universal Music Group
||Rammstein, First Arsch, Feeling B
Till Lindemann (born 4 January 1963) is a German musician, qualified pyrotechnician, actor, and poet. He is the lead vocalist for the German band Rammstein.
Till Lindemann was born in Leipzig, East Germany, but he grew up in the village of Wendisch-Rambow near Schwerin (in East Germany). His father was children's poet Werner Lindemann , and his mother, Brigitte "Gitta" Hildegard Lindemann, was a journalist and writer until she retired. Lindemann has one sister who is six years younger. At age 11 he went to a sports school at the Empor Rostock Sport Club, and from 1977 to 1980 attended a boarding school. His parents lived separately for career reasons after 1975.
In 1978 Lindemann was a participant in the European Junior Swimming Championships in Florence finishing 11th in the 1500 m freestyle, and 7th in the 400 m freestyle swimming a time of 4'17"58 - was shortlisted to go to 1980 Olympics in Moscow but discontinued the sport soon after because of an injury. According to Lindemann, "I never liked the sport school actually, it was very intense. But as a child you don't object." Lindemann later worked as an apprentice carpenter, a gallery technician, a peat cutter and a basket weaver.
Till at a Rammstein show during the song "Rammstein" wielding two flamethrower gauntlets
Lindemann started to play drums for First Arsch, who released an album titled Saddle Up, and played one song ("Lied von der unruhevollen Jugend") with a punk band called Feeling B (which was the former band of Rammstein members Paul H. Landers, Christoph "Doom" Schneider and Christian "Flake" Lorenz). In the 1990s, Lindemann began to write lyrics. In 1994, the trio entered and won a contest in Berlin that allowed them to record a four track demo professionally. Lindemann moved to Berlin.
In November 2002 Lindemann's poetry book Messer was published. It consists of 54 poems compiled by Gert Hof, who is author of the book Rammstein and was the band's pyrodesigner for the last seven years.
In July 2010, Lindemann, along with Flake, was interviewed by heavy metal anthropologist Sam Dunn for the VH1 Classic series Metal Evolution, on the topic of shock rock.
As guest artist
Lindemann's first daughter, Nele, was born in 1985. Lindemann has a second daughter, Marie Louise, with Anja Köseling..