Howie Pyro needs no introduction but he sure needs your help. Medical bills are staring him in the face as he battles a recent illness that requires a liver transplant. Former D Generation bandmate Jesse Malin has started a Go Fund Me campaign. See below for details.
Howie Pyro, musician, d.j., author, archivist, all-around cool guy is a-hurtin’ these days, and unfortunately he needs a liver transplant.
For the uninformed, Howie Pyro has been a presence in the Punk and Rock’n’Roll scenes in both New York City and Los Angeles for nearly 50 years, starting with the Blessed in 1976, the youngest band on the NYC circuit at the time. They would leave one classic 45—”Deep Frenzy/American Bandstand” with Walter Lure on guitar—before breaking up. Howie would go on to play in The Freaks, D-Generation, Action Swingers, Danzig as well as recording with Joey Ramone, Genesis P. Orridge and others.
A lifelong fan of all things pop culture, he published a bio of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, founded the NYC party Green Door, and its offshoot, the nightclub Coney Island High. For the last 15 years, he has hosted the Intoxica! radio show on Luxuria radio.
Howie is not only one of the last survivors of the original NYC punk scene, he is one of the smartest, funniest, warmest, and best-loved characters to emerge from it.
Because of Covid, he hasn’t worked in over a year, and as of late has suffered from serious liver disease. His D Generation bandmate Jesse Malin has started a Go Fund Me campaign to help with his medical costs.
Please help. Give until it hurts…
If you’re in the LA area, there’s a benefit for Howie being held at the Zebulon on October 9th at 8pm. See flyer for more details!