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Nick Cave

Biography

Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, established in 1983, a group known for its diverse output and ever-evolving line-up. Prior to this, he fronted the The Birthday Party, which achieved renown as one of the most extreme and intense post-punk bands of the early 1980s. In 2006, he formed the garage rock band Grinderman, releasing its debut album the following year.

Cave's music is generally characterised by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence. He is often referred to as rock music's "Prince of Darkness".

Upon Cave's induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame, ARIA Awards committee chairman Ed St John said: "Nick Cave has enjoyed--and continues to enjoy--one of the most extraordinary careers in the annals of popular music. He is an Australian artist like Sidney Nolan is an Australian artist--beyond comparison, beyond genre, beyond dispute."

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