...for me, at least. Three years ago today, Peter Steele—lead singer of Type O Negative—passed away at the far-too-early age of 48.

I was fortunate enough to know him. He was hyper-intelligent, sardonic, sarcastic, hilarious, self-deprecating, frustrating, silly, and a musical genius. We could go from watching "Hellraiser" to talking about Hitler's propaganda in Germany in just a few minutes; his interests were all over the place.

I miss him—and his music—desperately. Here's to you, Big Guy.