Peter Dinklage Fronted A Punk Band?

We all wept for Tyrion last night on Game Of Thrones. Peter Dinklage has some acting skills for sure-but did you know about his band in the 90s? Apparently he fronted a 'funk-punk-rap" band called Whizzy back in the day. There isn't much video to be found but there are some pretty crazy stories. You ever notice that scar that he has? Here’s what he had to say about the scar in a 2013 Playboy interview:

We notice you have a few scars. Do any of them have interesting stories?

I have a pretty big scar that runs from my neck to my eyebrow. I was in a band called Whizzy for many years in New York. We were this punk-funk-rap band. We played a show at CBGB, and I was jumping around onstage and got accidentally kneed in the temple. I was like Sid Vicious, just bleeding all over the stage. Blood was going everywhere. I just grabbed a dirty bar napkin and dabbed my head and went on with the show. We didn’t care much about personal safety. We were smoking and drinking during our shows, and one time my bass player fell off the back of his amp because he passed out. It was one of those bands.

 
Wendy Rollins

Wendy Rollins

Wendy Rollins is an unapologetic music nerd who has been making mix tapes since she was 7. She enjoys the company of stray dogs and stray humans. Music is by far one of the greatest things that has ever happened to her but her favorite sound is... Read more

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