I receive a lot of music industry press releases, probably because I used to have a website about the St. Louis music scene. I usually regard them as spam and don't look at them, but this one from Premiere Entertainment Group caught my eye:
DEAD KENNEDYS MEMBER STARS IN ACTION MOVIE AND WINS ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Often referred to as "The King of Afro Punk," and recently appearing on The Allan Handelman Show, MTV.com, Playboy and radio stations across the United States and Canada, legendary rocker D.H. Peligro's pedigree runs deep. He's the original member/songwriter in the California punk quartet The Dead Kennedys. He is also a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nailbomb, and SSI. This St. Louis native took a machete to the music world and carved a path so uniquely his own that he's influenced some of today's popular punksters like The Offspring, No Doubt and many others.
Peligro can add another title to his list of accomplishments, Action Movie Star. He's been tapped to play the lead in the action movie The Four Horsemen. The film is described as having the intrigue of Clear and Present Danger (Harrison Ford), the gritty of Traffic (Michael Douglas), and the fast paced action of Lethal Weapon (Mel Gibson/Danny Glover).
"I'm performing my own stunts in this movie which means I have to stick to a strict workout regimen," says the rocker who besides acting is the front man of a rock trio simply known as Peligro, their third album Sum of our Surroundings recently won Rock Album of the Year with the American Independent Music Awards, DH Peligro was recently nominated for a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame and is preparing for a Europe tour with the Dead Kennedys, "It's tough, but unlike some of today's top action stars who depends mostly on stunt doubles to make them look good, I'm doing my own stunts and give people their monies [sic] worth."
When asked how it feels to have such a great musical impact on so many people Peligro responds, "It's mind blowing. While touring with the Dead Kennedys I would see kids and adults worldwide singing along to our songs and sporting their Dead Kennedys t-shirts. It shows how much love people have for us after all these years."
A bit more research revealed that DH Peligro was born Darren Henley in East St. Louis. He's due to receive his star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in May 2004. "Peligro" means "danger" in Spanish.