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The drummer of the Dead Kennedys, Red Hot Chili Peppers turned 63 years old – the last term

Drummer D. H. Pelligra (real name: Darren Henley) died at his home in Los Angeles on Friday. Police said he died of head injuries sustained in an accidental fall.

Peligro joined The Dead Kennedys in February 1981 and appeared on the mini-album In God We Trust, released in December 1981.

He also recorded the studio albums Plastic Surgery Disaster, Frankenchrist and Bedtime for Democracy. It also appeared on the singles/rarities collection Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death. Give me convenience or give me death.

East Bay guitarist Ray, who performed with Peligro, wrote on Facebook after the death. “I am heartbroken. DH Peligro died at his home in Los Angeles yesterday, October 28th. He died from a head injury caused by an accidental fall. Pending arrangements will be announced in the coming days. We were musical brothers. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort.”

The Dead Kennedys broke up in December 1986 and Peligro moved on to a brief gig with Red Hot Chili Peppersreplacing Jack Irons.

In 1988, Peligro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, replacing drummer Jack Irons. He helped write some of the songs on the band’s Mother’s Milk album, but was not involved in the album.

The Dead Kennedys reunited in the 2000s, and Pelligro remained with the band through several vocalist changes. He took a break in 2008 but rejoined in 2009.

Peligro played with several other bands in the punk scene, and had a solo career as a frontman, releasing three albums. He was the most prominent of them The sum of our environmentwhich was named Rock Album of the Year by the American Independent Music Awards.

Details of the survivors and plans for the memorial were not immediately available.


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