Joel Thomas Zimmerman aka "Deadmau5" is a progressive-house music producer from Toronto, Canada. Zimmerman's father claims that when his son was in his early teens, he was chatting with a friend on his computer, which then abruptly shut off. According to Zimmerman's father, he said that it smelled like burnt wire and had a strange odor. Zimmerman started to dismantle his computer and happened to find a dead mouse. Zimmerman then became known as the "dead mouse guy" among friends. Joel tried to change his name to "Deadmouse" in a chat room, but it was too long, so he shortened it to "deadmau5".
Joel created the original logo while learning how to use some 3D modelling software. The "mau5head" appears in many different colors and designs, and has been shown on the cover of most of Zimmerman's albums. He was given the idea to wear a headdress based on the logo by one of his friends, Jay Gordon of the industrial metal band Orgy. In an interview, Zimmerman said that he wants his logo to be an "icon". Fans often attend Deadmau5 concerts sporting their own copy of the mau5head as seen above to your right.
Some of my favorite Deadmau5 songs include "I Remember", "Brazil", "Clockwork", "Faxing Berlin", "Ghosts n Stuff", "Not Exactly", "Mercedes", "My Pet Coelacanth", and others. As far as this show went I must say it was a bit disappointing because he barely played any of those songs.