Rozz Williams

Goth icon Rozz Williams, best known as the original singer of Christian Death, was born Roger Alan Painter in Pomona, California on November 6, 1963. Growing up, Williams was first drawn to English glam rock and then to punk. He inverted the Southern Baptist doctrine of his parents: among other gestures toward the occult, he took his nom de rock from a tombstone in a cemetary he haunted as a teenager. He and bassist Jill Emery, later of Hole and Williams’s band Shadow Project, played together in their teenage punk band the Asexuals. Williams, guitarist Jay (a/k/a Wrecking Crew author John Albert), bassist... Read More

City Of Origin:
Glendora, California, United States
Genre:
Rock, Gothic/Industrial, Death Rock
Birthdate:
11/06/1963
Death date:
04/01/1998
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