Howie Pyro left home at 15 years of age from Queens New York & headed to the Lower East Side of Manhattan & witnessed the dawn of the punk rock movement. He became one of the youngest musicians on the scene with his first band The Blessed formed in 1977. Howie went on to play, record and/or write with Joey Ramone, Ronnie Spector, Johnny Thunders, Danzig, Rancid, D Generation, Psychic TV/ Genesis P. Orridge, Jesse Malin, The Gun Club, Kid Congo Powers (Gun Club, Cramps, Nick Cave & Bad Seeds), etc. Howie has also done Music supervision work for films & TV, & is a well known Disc Jockey. Howie has a radio show called Intoxica! on LuxuriaMusic.com
. He has deejayed for everyone from the Cramps (live shows) to Christina Aguilera (her 21st birthday party!!??!!) to Genesis P Orridge's induction into Santerian Priesthood, fashion shows & Hollywood celebrity events (i.e. premiere party for Mad Men TV show, etc.). Howie wrote the book "Confessions of a Rat Fink" with Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth in 1991, and worked on & is heavily featured in the book "Punk is Dead, Punk is Everything" (also Please Kill Me, Dream Baby Dream, Blank Generation Revisited and others.)
Howie collects records (around 30,000 strong!), odd books, movie posters, concert posters, toys, magazines, "ugly" 60's knick knacks (Psycho Ceramics, Popsie Push Downs, monsters), Rat Fink/Weird-Ohs stuff, Spook Show Posters, Autographs, Horror Host TV Memorabilia, paperbacks, original art, and anything that says A GO GO on it.