Music History

Published on June 10th, 2019 | by Alan Cross


Now that Game of Thrones is over, maybe Tyrion will go back to singing with his punk band. Listen now!

Long before Peter Dinklage landed the role of Tyrion in Game of Thrones, he was the singer in a punk band called Whizzy.

While most people think that the big scar he sported on his face for Game of Thrones was makeup, it’s actually quite real. It’s the result of an incident that happened while he was with the band.

After a long online search, I did find a Whizzy demo tape called Clear Up Acne Pimples! Have a listen.

By the way, Dinklage turns 50 tomorrow.

We also have these images from back in the day. (Note that the music is NOT from the band.)

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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