A no-holds-barred memoir of legendary Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer D.H. Peligro

A no-holds-barred memoir of legendary Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer D.H. Peligro

Dreadnaught: King of Afropunk

BY D.H. Peligro

A no-holds-barred memoir of legendary Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer D.H. Peligro, Dreadnaught chronicles Peligro from his pre-DK years growing up in a deprived St. Louis ghetto to San Francisco with Jello Biafra, East Bay Ray, and Klaus Flouride—from Los Angeles with the Chili Peppers through years of drug and alcohol abuse all over the world amidst a backdrop of some of the most defining periods of late twentieth century music history.

Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book
Paperback, 2013: 978-0-9854902-7-0
US $18.00 | Music
Also available in ebook formats

Peligro’s story is one of those that falls into that weird netherworld that falls between funny and terrifying, where the matter of factness of the author blunts the jaw-dropping content of his tale.
Johnny Angel Wendell
D. H. Peligro is the longtime and current drummer for legendary San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys.

D. H. Peligro is the longtime and current drummer for legendary San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys.

D. H. Peligro is the longtime and current drummer for legendary San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys. In 1988, he joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, replacing Jack Irons, before being fired for drug and alcohol issues. He has released three albums with his band Peligro: Peligro, Welcome to America, and Sum of Our Surroundings, which won Rock Album of the Year at the 2004 American Independent Music Awards. He lives in Los Angeles.

 

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