Founding member, vocalist, some time guitarist, and songwriter of the punk rock band Screeching Weasel. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, IL, he current resides in Madison, WI. Ben is also a writer, having penned columns for Maximum Rock 'n Roll as well as his own self-published fanzines. He also released 2 books, one a collection of old writings and the other, called "Like Hell", a biography of a fiction punk rock band that drew from his own experiences. He was a member of The Vindictives and was vocalist, guitarist, and co-songwriter for The Riverdales. For a time, he co-hosted a sports radio show on ESPN Radio in Wisconsin and he also has his own podcast.