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Frederick W. Schneider III was born on July 1st, 1954 and is best known for his contribution to The B-52's, and particularly his track Rock Lobster. His vocal style is absolutely unmistakable, being a combination of bad singing, and just plain shouting. His instrumental credits include Walkie-Talkie, Toy Piano and Keyboard Bass.

In addition to his work with the B-52s, he recorded a solo album in 1996, titled Just Fred (CD: 770 04 91 WEA), with Deadly Cupcake, Six Finger Satellite and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.

Fred is a pacifist and has been involved with PETA, voicing a radio commercial in 2000 boycotting the Maine Lobster Festival. He says:

"I've always sung the praises of lobsters, and it really burns my butt when people drop 'em in a pot of boiling water. So take off those bibs and skip the Lobster Festival."

Before he found his fame, he was a female mud wrestling referee and a waiter.


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