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PETER STEELE – A TRIBUTE

Happy New Year Metalheads and Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying your New Year so far. Today’s blog post is about the one and only,  Peter Thomas Ratajczyk better known as Pete Steele, who would have been 59 years old this past Monday, January 4th.

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Pete, who had a towering presence, standing at 6’8 feet tall, began his music career by forming his first band Fallout in 1979. The band split in 1982 and Pete then formed the legendary Carnivore. After releasing two albums, the band broke up in 1987, but staged many reunions over the years up until Pete’s unexpected passing.

After Carnivore, Pete formed Type O Negative and things really took off. Pete, who was the main songwriter and bassist for the band often wrote songs of a very personal nature that dealt with topics of love, loss and addiction.  Steele himself suffered from depression and admitted getting treatment for substance abuse as well as being bipolar.

Type O Negative’s popularity soared after the release of their second album Bloody Kisses. Pete was everywhere, making guest appearances on talk shows including Ricki Lake, Jerry Springer and The Howard Stern Show. He also appeared in an episode of the HBO original show “OZ”. However, his most popular appearance was his nude centerfold for Playgirl in 1995.

Pete had been sober for a few years up until his death and had been working on new music. His death was a shock to the metal world.

I met Pete back at the now defunct L’amour’s in Brooklyn, NYC in the late 90’s and he was such a nice guy. He didn’t have a rock star attitude, he didn’t have bodyguards surrounding him and he was very approachable and easy to talk to. Rest in Peace, Pete. Your music lives on forever!

Below is one of his last interviews before his passing:

PETER STEELE – A TRIBUTE – METAL REWIND

It’s Friday Metalheads! Hope everyone is staying safe and your week went well. Today’s blog is about the one and only,  Peter Thomas Ratajczyk better known as Pete Steele, Peter who passed away 10 years ago on April 14, 2010 of heart failure at the age of 48.

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Pictures courtesy of Pinterest and QuoteSurf

Pete, who had a towering presence, standing at 6’8 feet tall, began his music career by forming his first band Fallout in 1979. The band split in 1982 and Pete then formed the legendary Carnivore. After releasing two albums, the band broke up in 1987, but staged many reunions over the years up until Pete’s unexpected passing.

After Carnivore, Pete formed Type O Negative and things really took off. Pete who was the main songwriter and bassist for the band often wrote songs of a very personal nature that dealt with topics of love, loss and addiction.  Steele himself suffered from depression and admitted getting treatment for substance abuse as well as being bipolar.

Type O Negative’s popularity soared after the release of their second album Bloody Kisses. Pete was everywhere, making guest appearances on talk shows including Ricki Lake, Jerry Springer and The Howard Stern Show. He also appeared in an episode of the HBO original show OZ. However, his most popular appearance was his nude centerfold for Playgirl in 1995.

Pete had been sober for a few years up until his death and had been working on new music. His death was a shock to the metal world and it’s hard to believe that it’s been 8 years since his passing.

I met Pete back at the now defunct L’amour’s in Brooklyn, NYC in the late 90’s and he was such a nice guy. He didn’t have a rock star attitude, he didn’t have bodyguards surrounding him and he was very approachable and easy to talk to. Rest in Peace, Pete. Your music lives on forever!

Below is one of his last interviews before his passing:

 

PETER STEELE – A TRIBUTE – METAL REWIND

It’s Friday Metalheads! Today’s blog is about the one and only,  Peter Thomas Ratajczyk better known as Pete Steele, who would have been 58 years old tomorrow (January 4th). Today we pay tribute to Peter who passed away in 2010 of heart failure at the age of 48.

peter

Pictures courtesy of Pinterest and QuoteSurf

Pete, who had a towering presence, standing at 6’8 feet tall, began his music career by forming his first band Fallout in 1979. The band split in 1982 and Pete then formed the legendary Carnivore. After releasing two albums, the band broke up in 1987, but staged many reunions over the years up until Pete’s unexpected passing.

After Carnivore, Pete formed Type O Negative and things really took off. Pete who was the main songwriter and bassist for the band often wrote songs of a very personal nature that dealt with topics of love, loss and addiction.  Steele himself suffered from depression and admitted getting treatment for substance abuse as well as being bipolar.

Type O Negative’s popularity soared after the release of their second album Bloody Kisses. Pete was everywhere, making guest appearances on talk shows including Ricki Lake, Jerry Springer and The Howard Stern Show. He also appeared in an episode of the HBO original show OZ. However, his most popular appearance was his nude centerfold for Playgirl in 1995.

Pete had been sober for a few years up until his death and had been working on new music. His death was a shock to the metal world and it’s hard to believe that it’s been 8 years since his passing.

I met Pete back at the now defunct L’amour’s in Brooklyn, NYC in the late 90’s and he was such a nice guy. He didn’t have a rock star attitude, he didn’t have bodyguards surrounding him and he was very approachable and easy to talk to. Rest in Peace, Pete. Your music lives on forever!

Below is one of his last interviews before his passing:

 

THE METAL WIRE PODCAST #6 – INTERVIEW WITH ALAN TECCHIO AND KEVIN BOLEMBACH

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Happy Sunday everyone! I am very excited to share our new episode of The Metal Wire podcast with Alan Tecchio from Hades and Non Fiction along with Kevin Bolembach who also played with Alan in Non Fiction, along with his girlfriend Elaine and their mascot Inochi!

Alan and Kevin talk to us about their respective music careers and share stories about some of the people they’ve played with and shows they’ve done over the years.

Thank you to everyone for your support and very special thanks to Alan and Kevin for a great interview. Enjoy everyone!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #6 – INTERVIEW WITH ALAN TECCHIO AND KEVIN BOLEMBACH

THE METAL WIRE PODCAST #5 – INTERVIEW WITH RIK FOX – PART 2

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Happy Saturday everyone! I am very excited to share Part 2 of our 2 part episode of The Metal Wire podcast with special guest Rik Fox of W.A.S.P., Steeler, SIN and Surgical Steel to name a few.

In Part 2, Rik continues his musical journey and shares more of his stories and experiences over the years and where he’s at now. You won’t want to miss the second part of this fantastic interview and what’s up next for Rik.

PLEASE NOTE: Apologies as there were some drops in the conversation due to technical difficulties during the call.

I look forward to reading all your comments on this episode and any suggestions on what you’d like to hear in the future.

Thank you to everyone for your support and very special thanks to Rik for a great interview. Enjoy!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #5 – INTERVIEW WITH RIK FOX PART 2

THE METAL WIRE PODCAST #5 – INTERVIEW WITH RIK FOX – PART 1

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I am very excited to share Part 1 of our 2 part episode of The Metal Wire podcast with special guest Rik Fox of W.A.S.P., Steeler, SIN and Surgical Steel to name a few.

In Part 1, Rik talks to us about his musical journey from New York to New Jersey to LA and shares his stories and experiences with some of the people he has met along the way. He also shares his stories about his time in W.A.S.P. and Steeler and so much more. You won’t want to miss some of the stories he tells us about many of the people he’s met and hung out with over the years.

Part 2 up will be up in 2 weeks, however in the meantime I look forward to reading all your comments on this episode and any suggestions on what you’d like to hear in the future.

Thank you to everyone for your support and very special thanks to Rik for a great interview. Enjoy!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #5 – INTERVIEW WITH RIK FOX PART 1

THE METAL WIRE PODCAST – EPISODE #4

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Happy  Sunday everyone! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend. I am excited to share our next episode of The Metal Wire podcast with special guest Alex Kayne – DJ from L’amour – The Rock Capital of Brooklyn.

Alex talks about how he got started in his career and shares his stories from the club with many of the bands who got their start at the world famous club.

I look forward to reading all your comments on this episode and any suggestions on what you’d like to hear in the future.

Thank you to everyone for your support and very special thanks to Joe for a great interview. Enjoy!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #4 – INTERVIEW WITH ALEX KAYNE

PETER STEELE – A TRIBUTE – METAL REWIND

It’s Friday Metalheads! Today’s blog is about the one and only,  Peter Thomas Ratajczyk better known as Pete Steele, who passed away in 2010 of heart failure at the age of 48. His passing left a void in the music scene forever and we remember him today.

peter

Pictures courtesy of Pinterest and QuoteSurf

Pete, who had a towering presence, standing at 6’8 feet tall, began his music career by forming his first band Fallout in 1979. The band split in 1982 and Pete then formed the legendary Carnivore. After releasing two albums, the band broke up in 1987, but staged many reunions over the years up until Pete’s unexpected passing.

After Carnivore, Pete formed Type O Negative and things really took off. Pete who was the main songwriter and bassist for the band often wrote songs of a very personal nature that dealt with topics of love, loss and addiction.  Steele himself suffered from depression and admitted getting treatment for substance abuse as well as being bipolar.

Type O Negative’s popularity soared after the release of their second album Bloody Kisses. Pete was everywhere, making guest appearances on talk shows including Ricki Lake, Jerry Springer and The Howard Stern Show. He also appeared in an episode of the HBO original show OZ. However, his most popular appearance was his nude centerfold for Playgirl in 1995.

Pete had been sober for a few years up until his death and had been working on new music. His death was a shock to the metal world and it’s hard to believe that it’s been 8 years since his passing.

I met Pete back at the now defunct L’amour’s in Brooklyn, NYC in the late 90’s and he was such a nice guy. He didn’t have a rock star attitude, he didn’t have bodyguards surrounding him and he was very approachable and easy to talk to. Rest in Peace, Pete. Your music lives on forever!

Below is one of his last interviews before his passing: