Rocko Schamoni, born in Kiel in 1966, is an author, entertainer, musician, actor and stage performer. In the 80s he founded the punk rock band Warhead, later renamed Die Götter, and tours Germany with the Toten Hosen and the Goldene Zitronen. He is co-founder of the legendary Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg's Hafenstrasse and works on various projects with Schorsch Kamerun. With colleagues Jacques Palminger and Heinz Strunk, he runs the humorous Studio Braun from the late 90s. In 2012 they release the film 'Fraktus' about a fictional techno band in the 80s. In 2000, 'Risiko des Ruhms', his first book, is published. In 2004, the bestselling novel 'Dorfpunks' was published. It describes his memories of his youth as a village punk in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 2008, Studio Braun staged the play 'Dorfpunks - Die Blüten der Gewalt' (Village Punks - The Blossoms of Violence), based on the book, at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg. In 1998 Rocko Schamoni composed music for Christoph Nel's production of Elfriede Jelinek's 'Ein Sportstück' at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus. In 2000 and 2002 he produced the music for the plays of the Goldene Zitronen singer Schorsch Kamerun at the same theater. In 2010, Studio Braun's play 'Rust - Ein deutscher Messias' based on the life of Mathias Rust premiered there. He works as a director at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg, the Thalia Theater and the Deutsches Theater Berlin, among others.