Wednesday, November 30

Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer DH Hazard dies in a domestic accident

DH Peligro, drummer for the legendary punk group Dead Kennedys and former drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, died of a slip at his home in Los Angeles last Friday, October 28. as announced by the official account of the group. During the fall, the musician suffered a head injury that caused his death.

His real name was Darren Henley and he was born in St. Louis (Missouri, USA) in 1959. He joined the Dead Kennedys of Jello Biafra in 1981, when the group had been around for four years. After the band disbanded in 1986, he briefly joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers but was fired from the group due to drug and alcohol problems.

Danger, who also had a solo career, participated in the meeting of the Dead Kennedys in 2001 and continued to play with them until his death, except for a year off between 2008 and 2009. The drummer recently gave four concerts — now without Jello Briafra— in Spain between October 11 and 15 (Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Bilbao) that came from the postponement of a previous tour, due to the pandemic.

Flea, bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers, has said he is “devastated” and has defined his deceased partner as “the funniest, the kindest and the most rock”, in the memory that he has published on his social networks. He has also said that the first time she saw him play live, with the Dead Kennedys in 1981, she “blew his mind”.

Also on your social networks, the ex-singer and founder of Dead Kenneyds, Jello Briafra, has claimed to feel “hit by a train”: “Despite what he did with his body and his mind, I never thought that he would be the first one we would lose”. “In addition to being a powerful and unforgettable drummer, he was a talented singer, songwriter, guitarist and much more. Even behind a drum kit, he was noticeable. Pure animal instinct, he never played anything the same way twice. He was a showman natural”, he added, also recalling how they signed him up for the group: “He made the band ten years younger”.