Born in Brooklyn, New York, Brian Damage played for Genocide and Verbal Abuse during his early musical career. In 1983, he was invited to join Misfits by the band's frontman Glenn Danzig. Damage was the latest in a long line of drummers that played for Misfits. The drummer's first performance, that took place in the Halloween gig of 1983, turned out to be the band's last show. Damage was thrown off the stage by the band's guitarist, Doyle, allegedly for being too drunk to keep up.Todd Swalla of the local band Necros filled the drummer spot for the rest of the show.