Duane Peters (born June 12, 1961, nicknamed "The Master of Disaster", is a punk rock singer/songwriter and professional skateboarder. Active since 1978, he is probably best known as the singer in the California punk rock band U.S. Bombs, which formed in 1993.
Peters is credited for inventing many tricks, such as the "acid drop" into a pool/bowl, the "layback grind", the "Indy air", the "Sweeper", the "backside layback grind revert", the "fakie hang-up" (a.k.a. "Disaster"), the "invert revert", the "fakie thruster", and the "loop of death", a full 360-degree rotation in a specially designed loop. He also, along with Neil Blender, helped to evolve the footplant into the more dynamic fastplant
Peters was one of the very first high profile skaters to embrace punk rock, cutting his hair short and narrowing his jeans when most skaters were still wearing 1970s fashions.
Peters was named Transworld Skateboarding's "Legend" in 2003. He is a professional skateboarder who rides for Pocket Pistols Skates. In May 2005, Black Label Skateboards released a biographic film, entitled Who Cares: The Duane Peters Story, and a second documentary is planned by havocTV, focusing on Peters' and Parks' path to sobriety.
Along with skateboarding, Peters is a well-known punk rock singer. He has formed bands such as the US Bombs, Political Crap, Die' Hunns (also known as Duane Peters and The Hunns), Duane Peters Gunfight, and Exploding Fuckdolls. He also owns a record label called Disaster Records, which represents bands such as The Briggs, Civet and The Hollowpoints.
Duanes music and style on a board have made him a hudge inspiration to us and to many other people out there. Thanks for doing what you do!