Like many of you, Peter has been on my mind. In fact, Twitter has been talking about the biggest disappointments of 2011 and Peter is consistently right up there with Barack Obama and BP. Obviously the disappointment is for completely different reasons, but you get the point! With that in mind, it appears fans want to remember Peter. With Sal's lifelong relationship with him, it would only make sense to give you all a place on the APHND board to post your fondest memories, favorite video, and favorite pics (none of the X rated ones please). So this is the place to do it.
Also, as APHND gets out and about in 2011, Sal fully expects many questions about Peter to crop up. So I am sure bits of his relationship and memories with Peter will come out. But for now, instead of asking Sal questions here- lets keep this thread as a tribute to our departed, but never forgotten Green Man.
I wish I had memories of meeting Peter. I don't. I saw TON in 2003 at the Back Room in Austin and was pestered constantly by some little bastard who didn't know how to let people enjoy a show they'd paid for. But I will say that of all the music in my life, TON has affected me the most. It's different than anything else out there, and mostly because of Peter Steele. I got the new issue of Revolver magazine today and read the piece about Type O Negative and the band's memories of him. I never knew him but he left a hole in my life because he is gone. The band died with him, and that's a hard thing to swallow. I wonder if he knew his value to people? How much we hung on to his every word, nodding, yes, yes I feel that way too? Type O Negative just -fit-. Rest in peace, Peter.
Have to agree with what you say ...
Peter was the musician who most influenced me to play bass.
Of course, he was a single guy in his playing, singing and acting willbe etched in the memories of fans.
I was at a show in Salt Lake City, it was the Life is Killing me Tour. There was a girl in the very front who was getting smashed. Pete, who looked visibly shaken, dropped his bass and jumped into the crowd and pulled her up onto the stage and out of harms way. He then said something about taking care of each other and restarted the song. I've been to a lot of concerts and this is something that I will always remember. What a good dude. RIP Mr. Steele.
I remember the first time i saw TON.. After many attempts to get up front, a few people let me come up and stand by them. I was front and center to the GREEN MAN in all his glory! So, as the night progressed i got the hell beatn outta me, by all the pushing and shoving fans, girls screaming in my ear, panties flying around on my head... my poor boobs! all suqashed and bruised...lol Well, when the show finally ended, the security guard asked me if i was okay as we laughed about it all... I said yeah nothing that some ice packs wouldn't help and then he asked me if i wanted to go backstage and meet the band... as i was about to say "hell yeah!" out pops the boyfriend at the time, and spoiled it.. Yes girls i did regretfully decline an invitation to meet them.... **slaps self in the face again** lol.. But I am loyal. Stupid but loyal.... so that night was a complete wash. I did get to see them three other times and meet Kenny and Johnny and I did see Peter a time or two. I wish to hell that i would have ditched the loser (who btw was cheating on me at the time......) to meet the man whom i Admire in the most utmost respect as a musician and creative genius. I miss him now and will forever listen to his words and music until my day comes again...... RIP PETER STEELE.
when i heard that Peter passed away i didnt want to believe, i thought that it had to be another prank, but when more and more info was popping up i knew that the news was true. i was very sad to hear about his death and i want to compare my feelings to those people that were affected by the death of John Lennon. i always tell people that Type O NEgative are my Beatles. i still cant believe that this talented and entertaining god was taken from us so early.
ive seen Type O 13 times and i have met Peter the most, even if it was for a quick hey how ya doin. i was lucky enough to shake his hand, get some pics with him and just to tell him that his music rocks. i will always listen to Type O NEgative, its like a drug, i can listen to them anytime of day or night and when i am in a good mood or a bad mood. Peter was a big man with an even bigger heart, and he will be missed by all of his fans.
and we as fans have to keep that Type O light burning green.
REST IN PEACE PETER!
One of the biggest influences on me through my teens to the present -
I was lucky enough to have met with Peter and the gang at every UK show I saw them play, 7 shows in total, Donnington 96', Manchester, Leeds... etc...
Peter would always invite me in to watch the sound check before the venue was even upon and he'd sing opera and joke around, yet always listening and willing to talk about music and art - a great man, a real good guy who was always generous and respectful of those who shared his interests.
He is greatly missed -
Thank you Peter - you were something else!
I saw Type O Negative play October 16,09 at Starland and it was amazing!!! What a great night! I hate the fact that was the last time I would see them.His passing is so sad cause he was so young.What he has left behind is truly a master piece and will never be forgotten.To have the ability to write and sing and create amazing music and be part of something that brings such comfort and meaning to people lives.He was a awesome person and wished i could of met him.
when I first met those ToNnie dudes they all seamed very well rasied : ) mannerizum & such. For that memorie 20 years ago *Huggs to all*
my most favorite memories of PETER was from the first time i saw them on headbanger's ball to this day...the music has always interacted with pain, memories, feelings, heartache, etc. my most wonderful memory of PETE is that he LIVES. i thank god each and every single day for allowing PETER in my life if only thru music. PETER RATAJCZYK got lost as a person for a while but SIR PETER STEELE is a huge and amazing force in my world. the music will live forever with myself and my son who is 6 and absolutely loves TYPE O NEGATIVE/CARNIVORE. but even tho PETER is no longer here on this plane of life, he IS still alive within each and every single one of us. especially SAL. some may have met the man thruout life here and there, but SAL is PETERs brutha...for many years. personally, i feel that PETE is quite proud of SAL and the newcomings thru A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH. i listen to that cd and in every song i can picture PETER. its almost as those songs were written with PETE!! i find that refreshing! lol.
so yes, my fondest memories are the days that PETER STEELE helped me thru my issues. and i still have that to this day.
thank you for the memories PETER.