G. McConway
November 1, 2022

Drummer for Dead Kennedy’s and Red Hot Chili Peppers Dead After Fall

A man who has hit the skins for two iconic bands has passed away.

D.H. Peligro passed away after taking a fall in his home.

He was only 63 years old.

Iconic Bands

Peligro was the second drummer for the Dead Kennedys.

He took over for Bruce Slesinger (Ted) in 1981.

He remained with the band until it broke up in 1986.

He then had a brief stint with the Chili Peppers in 1988, replacing Jack Irons.

Peligro, at the time, had a huge drug and alcohol problem, which was interfering with his playing, so the band had to fire him not long after he came on board.

The group was heartbroken, but this was a decision about the band.

Chad Smith took over the kit and has been with the Chili Peppers ever since.

Peligro actually cited that firing as the awakening it took to lead him to sobriety, with the Chili Pepper's Anthony Kiedis being a big part of that process.

When the Dead Kennedys reformed in 2001, Peligro was back behind the kit, and he stayed there save a small break that he took in 2008.

The band broke the news of his death on Twitter stating that he died from "trauma to his head from an accidental fall" on October 28.

The Chili Peppers' Flea, who claimed he could not get out of bed for days after the band fired Peligro, also expressed his condolences...

The Dead Kennedys are currently touring Europe, but no announcement has been made about future dates after Peligro's death.

Source: Fox News

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