Cliff Martinez

Cliff Martinez (born February 5, 1954) is an American musician and composer. Early in his career, Martinez was known as a drummer notably with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Captain Beefheart.[1] Since the 1990s, he has worked primarily as a film score composer, writing music for Spring Breakers, The Foreigner, and multiple films by Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Solaris, Contagion, and Traffic[2]) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive,[1] Only God Forgives,[1] The Neon Demon and the miniseries Too Old to Die Young).

Cliff Martinez
Martinez in 2012
Background information
Born (1954-02-05) February 5, 1954 (age 67)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
GenresFilm score, punk rock, funk rock, experimental rock, synthwave, industrial, ambient
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, cristal baschet, keyboards
Years active1983–present
LabelsEMI
Associated actsRed Hot Chili Peppers, The Dickies, Captain Beefheart, Lydia Lunch, The Weirdos
Websitecliff-martinez.com

On April 14, 2012, Martinez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.[2]


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