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Type O Negative Frontman Recounts Time Behind Bars

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Type O Negative frontman Pete Steele has revealed the problems he faced whilst serving jail time in 2005. He was imprisoned for the assault of a love rival and threatening to kill him and admits his size was the only thing that made him feel safe behind bars.

As he divulged to Revolver magazine, "To be white in jail and to have long black hair and fangs is not an advantage. I was in maximum security, and there were some pretty scary people in there who are never gonna get out, so they had nothing to lose by f**king with me. Fortunately, I'm six-foot eight (inches) and I weigh 260 pounds, so I'm not exactly a target."

He adds that following his jail term, family pressure ensured he would also spend time in a mental health institute. "I was suffering from drug-induced psychosis, and I was doing some pretty insane things, like putting cameras in light switches and in shower heads. All the paranoia was because of all the cocaine I was doing."

The band’s new album ‘Dead Again’ is out now on SPV.

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Here's to Pete for keepin' his butthole tight in prison!

Dead Again is a great album.

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2. efleming writes:

...threatening to kill him and admits *his size* was the only thing that made him feel safe behind bars.

What are they referring to? I've heard about that spread in Playgirl...

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3. Peter Griffin writes:

Love ya Pete Steele....Glad to hear that you've over c** youre criminal adversity's God Bless O.c. 80's

much Love ToN

keep on Rottin in the free world

# Apr 4, 2007 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. eatahandfullofpaper writes:

Yea TON rock........and yes he does have a huge c*** hangin
eatapeta

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5. mask made o skin writes:

I agree,i sucked Mr. Steele off in an elevator when me and my girly,girl bands slu ts followed the to Cincii last night it was Swell!!!!

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6. rk writes:

that dude is one big mf i met him believe you me you dont want to be on his bad side. So the new cd is better than the last one huh? Hmm i may have to pick that shiz up.

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