- This article is about the guitar player, for the Pet Shop Boys song, see Euroboy (song).
Euroboy is the stage name of Norwegian guitarist Knut Schreiner.
Schreiner (born December 18
in Oslo, Norway, 1974) plays lead guitar in Turbonegro
(aka Stierkampf, Turboneger, TRBNGR), noted internationally for the album Apocalypse Dudes
. As Euroboy, Schreiner usually appears on stage in an all black attire, sporting a Schutz-Staffel Totenkopf
officer's hat. His style of playing is strongly influenced by James Williamson
of the Stooges
from 1971 to 1974. Schreiner has confessed that Raw Power
(1973) by the Stooges is one of his all-time favorite records. He is also influenced by Ace Frehley
and Angus Young
. Schreiner is also the lead guitarist and lead singer of his own band Euroboys
, (formerly known as Kåre And The Cavemen
). He also took part in the Black Diamond Brigade.
Knut Schreiner has produced bands such as Turbonegro
and The Lovethugs. In 2002, he finished building his own studio with Anders Moller of Euroboys
. This is called Crystal Canyon and is located in Oslo
In March 2008 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. He has said that he is optimistic about his recovery and that he expects to be completely cured by the fall.