So, dear friends, it seems that lots of bands are using October to do cover songs of TON or dedication songs to Peter. I'm hoping that the sentiment is genuine and not a marketing ploy. I'm sure there is going to be a little of both in the coming years. I'd be interested in seeing what Johnny and Kenny have been doing on tour to bow their heads to a lost brother. Any tidbits from you all about this would be appreciated. I haven't seen their band yet, so I'd like to know more.
Also, I haven't heard it and I couldn't find it online, but a band called "Autumns Eyes" is doing a cover of "Love You To Death." I'd be interested to hear how Peter's voice and range is handled. If you happen to find it, please post in the comments and I'll post on the blog for all to discover together.
Here is the link to the site for details: http://www.smnnews.com/2011/09/07/autumns-eyes-reveals-new-album-please-deceive-me-details/
Not sure if I've shared this before, but MTV posted a rememberance. See a little excerpt:
Whenever people in music die prematurely, critics ponder who they really were and whether their art was a true reflection of their inner selves. Inevitably, if they wrote angry or heavy songs, they're described as "complex." It's practically a cliché, yet it probably best sums up Steele — complex and contradictory. Steele wasn't a simple guy. He was articulate, well read and intelligent. But it sometimes seemed like that's not the side he wanted his fans to see. He'd mention his admiration for the historical figure Rasputin and then make poop jokes in the same breath. He often talked about how he was just an average Joe from Brooklyn whose happiest days were back when he worked picking up garbage for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.