I found out this morning that Peter Steele – the singer, songwriter, and bass player – for what was probably my favorite living band, Type O Negative, died last night. He was just 48. There’s one less musical genius on Earth now.
I got a chance to meet Pete and the guys several years ago at Saratoga Winners when a friend of mine brought me along when he was working as a roadie. I think it was for the World Coming Down tour, maybe 1999. I remember Pete carrying in some pumpkins for the stage, 2 large ones, one in each hand, in front of his chest. As he walked in, he said something to the effect of “Ya like my new implants?”
A few years ago, I recorded an acoustic version of one of my favorite Type O Negative songs, “Die With Me”. Give it a listen:
RIP, Pete. And thanks for all the music.