Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (born April 11, 1971) is a German musician, notable for being the Bassist for the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. Riedel was born on April 11, 1971 in Schwerin as an only child. Growing up, Oliver had relatively good relationships with both of his parents. He attributes this to the small gap in between their ages. As a child, Oliver wasn't a good student, but he made his way through school with the assistance of his mother.