(February 22, 1950- )
Born in Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Birth name was Neil Andrew Megson
Member of the bands Throbbing Gristle (1975-81) and Psychic TV (1982-2009)
Recorded the solo albums 'Je T'Aime' (1985), 'At Stockholm' (1995), 'A Perfect Plan' (1999), 'Direction Ov Travel' (2002), 'Wordship' (2003) and 'When I Was Young' (2004)
Why he might be annoying
He dropped out of college to join a commune.
He abused Ecstasy.
He has thirteen penis piercings.
He refers to himself in the plural.
He and partner Jacqueline 'Lady Jayne' Breyer spent $200,000 on plastic surgery to try to look like identical, androgynous beings.
New York magazine's assessment of the result: 'He looks like a funhouse version of Courtney Love.'
Why he might not be annoying
He is a pioneer of industrial music.
He suffered a broken wrist and elbow, broken ribs and a pulmonary embolism while escaping a fire at Rick Rubin's house by crawling out a sencond-floor window (1995).
Nicolas Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs said, 'Gen is a true living legend.'
The Tate Gallery in London acquired forty years of his art and writing.
After a long battle with stomach cancer, Lady Jayne died in his arms (October 9, 2007).
Credit: C. Fishel
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