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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