Paul Landers Biography
Paul H. Landers is a German musician, notable as guitarist for the Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, and previous band Feeling B. Paul was born on December 9th 1964 in East Berlin, Germany as son of the Slavists Anton and Erika Hiersche. His mother comes from Ełk in Mazuria, Poland, and his father from Böhmisch Kahn, today Velké Chvojno, Czech Republic. Both parents had to leave their home country after the Second World War and met during their studies in Halle (Saale). He lived in Moscow for a short time as a child.
Paul Landers Wife
When he married Nikki Landers in 1984 ,at the age of 20, he took his wife’s surname and switched his middle and first name, thus making his name Paul Landers. After their divorce in 1987, he kept her last name. Paul also has a son from a previous marriage, Emil Reinke (b. 20 June 1990), who is an actor, and a younger daughter named Lili Landers.
After his divorce with Nikki Landers, he lived with his Feeling B bandmate Christian “Flake” Lorenz for a number of years. His favorite bands are Pantera, Metallica, and The Sex Pistols.
Paul Landers Daughter
He has a daughter named Lili Landers.
Paul Landers Net Worth
Paul Landers net worth is approximately 39 Million.
Paul Landers Height
He is 1.73 metres tall.
Paul Landers Career
Paul Landers formed the East German punk band, Feeling B, in 1983, together with Christian “Flake” Lorenz and Aljoscha Rompe, in which Christoph Schneider would later also play. Landers formed First Arsch in 1984, with Till Lindemann and Richard Kruspe. He also played in a number of other bands including Die Firma and Die Magdalene Keibel Combo.
Lindemann, Kruspe, Schneider and bassist Oliver “Ollie” Riedel entered and won the Berlin Senate Metro Beat Contest in 1994 that enabled them to have a four-track demo professionally recorded. Landers and Flake soon followed suit to join the band which became known as Rammstein. Oddly, he has stated that he used to not like rock, but “with Rammstein it seems to work”.
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In 1984,after drummer Kriening left the band , Feeling B has never had an official drummer at all – they only had fixed guest drummers: First of them were Winfried Knoll, then Falk Schettler followed. Beginning in the early Nineties Christoph Schneider – today’s drummer of Rammstein – was guest part of the band.
In the late Eighties, Landers met Till Lindemann during some filmings to the GDR documentary “flüstern und SCHREIEN”, which showed first of all some varieties of young music culture in the GDR. Due to Lindemann, he met also Richard Kruspe, who was a friend of Lindemann. Sometimes after this, Landers played guitar in Lindemanns and Kruspe’s band First Arsch. The band in 1992, published the only album “Saddle up”. The band’s line-up at this point of time was Lindemann, Landers, Kruspe and the singer Steve Mielke.
Landers also played in a number of other bands including Die Firma and Die Magdalene Keibel Combo. Lindemann, Kruspe, Schneider and bassist Oliver “Ollie” Riedel formed in 1993 a new band, named Templeprayers. They won the Berlin Senate Metro Beat Contest in 1994 that enabled them to have a four-track demo professionally recorded. Landers and Flake soon followed suit to join the band which became known as Rammstein.
Paul Landers Songs
- Du hast
- Ich Will
- Mein Herz Brennt
- Ohne dich
- Ich tu dir weh
- Keine Lust
- Du riechst so gut
- Feuer Frei
- Links 2-3-4
- Te quiero puta!
- Mein Teil
- Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
- Mann gegen Mann
- Bück dich
- Mein Land
- Stirb nicht vor mir
- Weisses Fleisch
- Waidmanns Heil
- Frühling in Paris
- Heirate Mich
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RAMMSTEIN’s Paul Landers Thinks LINKIN PARK Changed Their Sound Too Much, Talks Writing RAMMSTEIN’s Next Album & Their Legendary Music Videos
Updated On: 6th July 2017
Metal Injection correspondant Robert Pasbani spoke to Rammstein guitarist Paul Landers during the band’s recent stop in New York as part of their short North American tour.
Rob asked Paul about the status of a new album, of which, fellow guitarist Richard Kruspe said the band had 35 songs written before hitting the road. Asked if there was any progress on the songs, Paul noted that the band doesn’t write while touring:
“Some people can make music on the road, for example Korn. They’re sitting, at night, in the bus, in the back, and making music. But, we are Germans and men. We can just do one thing at a time. One switch is live, and then we go live.” Landers added “We have a little bit of a summer break, a small one, and then in September, we will keep on working.”
Rob noted that in previous interviews, the band talked about using unusual methods and taking new paths. Asked if they’ve figured out the methods or paths, Landers jokingly responded:
“We are still looking. Sometimes, you think, in theory, I want to make this. And then, it ends up [another way]. But you have to try it, and we feel it’s time try out things again. Don’t worry, it’s still with evil guitars and good drummers. I’m not sure if it’s nice to say, but with Linkin Park, sometimes they change the sound too much, in my eyes. They’re also trying out new things, but I wouldn’t go so far from my core. You have your style, your way to make music together and you can’t change it artificially.”
Landers also discussed the band’s process for music videos, nothing that sometimes they have a concept and seek out directors and other times, directors pitch them on ideas and they choose the one that matches their vision.