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D.H. Peligro St. Louis, Missourimarker, real name Darren Henley) was the third drummer for the hardcore punk band 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. He also played briefly with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nailbomb, Feederz, Lock-Up, The Two Free Stooges and SSI. In 2001, Peligro rejoined the DKs without former frontman and primary songwriter Jello Biafra following a civil fraud complaint against Biafra, accusing him of withholding royalties and creative privilege to license Dead Kennedys songs. In early 2008, D.H. took a hiatus from the Dead Kennedys, citing the need for time off from touring.

D.H. Peligro is the frontman for his band called Peligro (Spanish for "Danger") and has released three albums: Peligro (released in 1995 on Biafra's Alternative Tentacles record label, but deleted from the catalog in 2001), Welcome to America and Sum of Our Surroundings, which won Rock Album of the Year from the American Independent Music Awards. Peligro's sound is known to be an eclectic combination of punk, reggae, funk and heavy metal. He recently recorded a punk rock cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze", which was nominated for a Grammy Award. D.H. Peligro has also fronted the bands Reverend Jones and the Cool Aid Choir and Al Sharpton's Hair and the Hellions. He appears as an interview subject in the 2003 documentary Afro-Punk.


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