Birth name Luciano Ligabue
Born 13 March 1960 (age 56)
Origin Correggio, Province of Reggio Emilia, Italy
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, film director, writer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bouzouki (used during 2011 acoustic tour), Banjo (used during ‘arrivederci mostro – acoustic’ recording session)
Years active 1986–present
Gibson SG, Fender Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster(used during concerts between 1991 and 1994)
In the 1980s Ligabue was member of the communal council of his native Correggio, elected for the Italian Communist Party. Though he no longer assumes a public high-level political position, Ligabue, together with Jovanotti and Piero Pelù, released in 1999 the single “Il mio nome è mai più” (“My Name Is Never Again”), a song against the Kosovo War to collect funds for the Italian NGO Emergency.