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Peter Steele is buried along with his parents in St. Charles cemetery next to an airfield in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, twenty minutes from where I grew up. Coincidentally, my grandparents are buried near the same plot.

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“There always ben unseen things araound Dunwich–livin’ things–as ain’t human an’ ain’t good fer human folks.” – from The Dunwich Horror

Scared yet?

Every metalhead ought to be familiar with HP Lovecraft, a legendary American horror writer who was especially active in the 1920s and 30s. Plenty of metal songs have been inspired by his work–most famously a pair of Metallica songs, “The Call of Cthulhu” and “The Thing That Should Not Be.” Morbid Angel also gave a Lovecraftian shoutout with “The Ancient Ones.” Electric Wizard dedicates albums to the great “H.P.L.,” and Immortal based their song “In My Kingdom Cold” on “The Mountains of Madness.”

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“I’ll tell you one thing…being on the road with Motley Crue is going to be a hell of a lot safer than being at home with Pamela Anderson.” – Nikki Sixx

As planning commences for Motley Crue’s farewell tour, I felt compelled to revisit this memoir. And just like the first time I read it, I was surprised (no, actually stunned) at the sheer depth and profundity of the emotion in “The Dirt.” You wouldn’t think at first glance that a hair metal memoir with a bottle of whiskey on the cover would have those things, but it does. In spades!

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