On April 19, 1978, during his time with Dead Boys, Blitz and a group of friends were in Manhattan’s East Village when they became involved in an altercation with a separate group. During the altercation, Blitz was stabbed 5 times. The injury caused him to be hospitalized for months. A four day benefit (Blitz Benefit) was held at CBGB to help with medical bills. Over 30 bands performed and a t-shirt was designed by Arturo Vega.
This Concert was Tommy Rammone Last as the drummer of the band.