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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.

peter

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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.

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:

 

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:

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite Halloween video. Each week I’ll chose two classic videos and please let me know in the comments below which one you enjoy the most.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite video. Last week it was Type O Negative – Black No. 1 vs. Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein. Tough choice again but in the end I chose:

TYPE O NEGATIVE – BLACK NO. 1

Here are this week’s video choices:

KING DIAMOND – HALLOWEEN

VS.

OZZY OSBOURNE – BARK AT THE MOON

I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite Halloween video. Each week I’ll chose two classic videos and please let me know in the comments below which one you enjoy the most.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite video. Last week it was Danzig – Her Black Wings vs. The Misfits – Halloween & Halloween II. While I actually love both songs in the end I chose:

DANZIG – HER BLACK WINGS

Here are this week’s video choices:

TYPE O NEGATIVE – BLACK NO. 1

VS.

ALICE COOPER – FEED MY FRANKENSTEIN

I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

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: