As our friend Sean notes, " Peter was a wonderful storyteller and on occasion, he was full of a wee bit o' blarney."
But from our understanding from all parties concerned, here is a true story behind Peter meeting with an idol. Peter always knew exactly how to break the ice and have some fun:
When Pete was meeting the bass player for BLACK SABBATH , Geezer Butler, for an interiew in a bass player magazine, he was of course thrilled and a bit nervous -- especially since this band was one of his biggest musical influences.
Peter was shown into Geezer Butler's office and being Peter, he extended his hand and said '' Mr. GLOVER - It's a pleasure to meet you - I'm a huge fan...''
Geezer Butler smiled and without missing a beat said to Peter ''Please , Call me Roger''
and both men laughed heartily at Peter's DEEP PURPLE joke.
(Now Hard Rock Fans know that ''Mr. Glover'' is Roger Glover who played bass for fellow British rock band and rivals DEEP PURPLE - another terrific hard rock group and contemporary of BLACK SABBATH)
Peter said he was deeply impressed that Geezer Butler could not only take a joke, but could play along as well...
When Peter died, Geezer Butler released this statement:
"I was so saddened to hear of Pete Steele passing away. He truly was one of the nicest blokes I've ever met. He came to the first G//Z/R gig, in New York, showing his support for us.
"I last saw him in Copenhagen, on the HEAVEN & HELL tour, where he interviewed me for a bassist-to-bassist piece. We had lots of fun talking together.
"I always maintained that the best SABBATH cover was TYPE O's version of 'Black Sabbath' on the 'Nativity In Black' album.
"I always looked forward to hearing what he'd come out with — he was always surprising, musically, and such a very special person.
"One of the truly great ones has now left the stage.
"R.I. P., Pete — Bog Blast yea."