D. H. Peligro
Hardcore punk, Musical Artist
Who is D. H. Peligro?
D.H. Peligro was the second drummer for the hardcore punk band the Dead Kennedys from February 1981 until their breakup in December 1986. He appears on the albums Plastic Surgery Disasters, Frankenchrist, and Bedtime for Democracy, as well as the EP In God We Trust, Inc. and the singles/rarities collection, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.
In 1988, Peligro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers replacing drummer Jack Irons. Guitarist Hillel Slovak had recently died of a heroin overdose and was replaced by guitarist DeWayne McKnight. Peligro had been friends with the band for years and even at one point was in a joke band called Three Little Butt Hairs with singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea. The McKnight and Peligro lineup didn't last long but long enough to record one track, "Blues for Meister", which appears on the Out In L.A. compilation album. McKnight was fired three shows into their tour in September 1988 and was replaced by John Frusciante, however, Peligro would last a bit longer than McKnight helping to write some songs on the band's fourth album, Mother's Milk. Peligro, who was a close friend of the band, had too many drug and alcohol issues so the band fired him in November 1988, replacing him with drummer Chad Smith who has been with the band ever since.
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