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. 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) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives, The Neon Demon and the miniseries Too Old to Die Young).
|Born||February 5, 1954|
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Film score, punk rock, funk rock, experimental rock, synthwave, industrial, ambient|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, cristal baschet, keyboards|
|Associated acts||Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dickies, Captain Beefheart, Lydia Lunch, The Weirdos|
On April 14, 2012, Martinez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.