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Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro dies at 63

Old 10-29-22, 10:06 PM
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Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro dies at 63

https://www.brooklynvegan.com/dead-k...ro-dies-at-63/

Apparently died in some kind of fall. It's a shame we'll now never see the classic lineup again, although I doubt Jello Biafra could be persuaded to rejoin his bandmates.

My first ever punk rock show was the DKs. Sure, I'd been to some shows at the local civic center of new wave bands like Adam Ant, Thompson Twins, Berlin, The Tubes, et al, but the first time I saw real stage diving, an actual mosh pit, etc was at a place called The Metro in New Haven, Connecticut. The DKs shared the bill with Lost Generation and Vatican Commandos, and there's a possibility that Moby was playing guitar for the Commandos that night (he got his start in the CT punk scene).

DH will be missed. RIP.
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Re: Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro dies at 63

63 seems kind of young to die from a fall, but I saw a photograph of DHP where he looked kind of frail, so he might have been in poor health.

And I think there too many bridges burned about twenty years ago when the rest of the band sued Jello for a reunion to ever be a possibility.

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Re: Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro dies at 63

I didn't know Peligro played with Red Hot Chili Peppers briefly. IIRC, a lot of RHCP drumming was actually quite technical and not simple 4/4 type stuff. He must have been a lot better of a drummer, than how he played on the DK albums.

I first got into DK when they had already broken up. One of the few rock tshirts I had in those days was DK.
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Re: Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro dies at 63

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
63 seems kind of young to die from a fall, but I saw a photograph of DHP where he looked kind of frail, so he might have been in poor health.
He'd had a pretty substantial drug problem for most of his life. He goes into detail about it in his book. First band I ever saw organizing stagediving back in 1980.

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