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Born April 19, 1976 (1976-04-19) (age 32) Origin Netherlands Genre(s) Symphonic metal Occupation(s) Musician Instrument(s) Guitar, mandolin, dobro Associated acts Within Temptation

Early life

Ruud is an only child. Growing up, he first initiated himself to music by playing the keyboards, but his passion for music developed in favor of the guitar soon after he watched a video of an Iron Maiden concert. Thus, after he was done with high school, Ruud attended the conservatory… read more

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  • Avatar for annushka_wesley
    He is a very talented musician. I respect him very much)
  • Avatar for desy_o
    ruud is my personal fav guitarrist ever !! =)
  • Avatar for runforafall
    hahhahah he's so damn hilarious live, i love this guy! XD
  • Avatar for _tourniquet
    Ruud's sooo great xD
  • Avatar for francheska28
    I love him.
  • Avatar for orick
    Tags completely ROCK :D
  • Avatar for _tourniquet
    Yes, he's great, I love him. Great guy
  • Avatar for Iris_Croatica
    my fave wt member, although i adore them all. can't wait to hear what he has in store for us :)

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