Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage was Once in a Punk Band
Posted: 2:53 pm Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
By Kyle Taylor
Everybody who watches Game of Thrones is familiar with Peter Dinklage’s character, Tyrion Lannister, but I bet you very few knew he was once in a punk band called Whizzy. Many of the GOT actors have interesting backgrounds, but this one may take the cake.
NME dug up several images proving that this punk/ jazz/ rap project otherwise known as Whizzy existed. There is no video footage, unfortunately.
In a 2013 interview with Playboy, Dinklage described the band as punk-funk-rap (hmmm, okay?). He went on to say, “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 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.”