R.I.P. Peter Steele
January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010
Peter Steele, of the Brooklyn based, Goth Metal band Type O Negative, has passed away. It’s being reported simply as heart failure at this point. He was only 48 years old.
I remember when these guys first hit big in the early 90′s. Saw the video for Black #1 on Headbanger’s Ball one night and was blown away. I rushed out to get the album Bloody Kisses and was just amazed out how different and creative the album was. Goth bands today wish they were Type O Negative. They really set a new bar, and were onto something new. I saw them live with Ozzy back in the day and it was amazing.
It’s too bad to hear about Pete today. I know he had been troubled in the past with drugs, prison time, and other personal things, but hopefully none of that played a part in his early death. Talent & Innovation like his doesn’t come around everyday.