Let’s Not Get Ahead Of Ourselves Here

Gehlke noted the deaths of heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, who performed with several bands including Black Sabbath, last week and singer-bassist Peter Steel last month.

“This is just a big surprise for a lot of us and it’s a shame too,” Gehlke said. “We just had Dio pass away, Peter Steel from Type-O Negative – three pretty significant blows to heavy metal community.”

via Paul Gray Dead: Slipknot Bassist Dies At 38.

Look I’m not trying to be an asshole and this certainly sucks — from the sounds of things he was shooting coke though so it’s a miracle he lived to 38 — but I willing to go on record as categorically stating that the bassist from Slipknot does not belong in the same “loss of a metal legend” conversation as Peter Steele and Ronnie James Dio.

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1 comment
  1. slimove said:

    i had no idea peter steele died. i was never a fan of type o negative, but i did think steele was really fucking hot when i was 14.

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