So it's not a secret that Duane Peters is a punk rock and skateboarding icon. I've been very vocal about his influence on me for a long time, and I'm certainly not the only one... He is the reason this website exists with its current name--he was the first skatepunk, and at the rate he's going, he may be the last.
His interview in Action Now in 1980 was the reason I first cut my hair, the reason I decided I was a skateboarder instead of any of the other things that I somewhat identified with until that time, and on top of that, is still one of the funniest things I've ever read in my life.
It's no accident that he's been an amazing skateboarder for 30 years, or that he still does mostly tricks he invented. Among them: the Indy air, the sweeper, invert revert, layback rollout / revert, backside layback tailslide / revert, rock'n'roll shuffles, the acid drop, fakie thruster, and more. He was born to skateboard, and nobody loves skateboarding more than Duane Peters. If you haven't checked out "Who Cares" don't consider yourself a skateboard historian.
It's amazing that he recently learned frontside rocknrolls, which, if you know the history of Eddie Elguera and the varibots who were doing front rocks in 1980, represent more than just a physical journey for Duane.
The US Bombs are another in a long line of bands that Duane has sung for, and one of my favorites. Reference the Clash, Sex Pistols, and Chelsea, toss in American politics and skateboarding. Perfect.