Peter Dinklage is a talented man. He has done an amazing job as Tyrion Lannister, sometimes also called the Imp or Dwarf of Casterly Rock in Game of Thrones. Dinklage has had other gigs as an actor but wait a minute. He used to front a punk-funk-rap band in 1990s. Yes, our Tyrion Lannister of GOT played in a punk band called ‘Whizzy’ in New York City in 1990s.
But it wasn’t all fun for Dinklage. He had some rough moments. He got some scars while performing for Whizzy in 1994.
Said Peter Dinklage in an interview, “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.”
Seems like they were quite reckless about their safety. In Peter Dinklage’s own words, “We didn’t care much at the time 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.”
That seemed like a lot of fun. I didn’t find any footage of whizzy on YouTube but this video gives us some idea about how Dinklage would have sounded like when he used to perform for Whizzy.
His full interview which appeared in Playboy is here.