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Peter Murphy Fucks Up

#1 Post by Pandemonium » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:38 am

http://tinyurl.com/bssqd3q

Peter Murphy arrested for alleged DUI hit-and-run in Glendale

Peter Murphy arrested for alleged DUI-related crash. (Glendale Police Department / March 18, 2013)

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March 18, 2013 | 4:51 p.m.

Peter Murphy, lead singer of British Goth rock band Bauhaus, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly rear-ended a vehicle in Glendale, injured the driver and then fled to Los Angeles, where he was blocked by an eyewitness until police arrived, officials said.

The eyewitness followed Murphy, 55, from the crash at Central and Goode avenues in Glendale to the 3400 block of Barham Boulevard in Los Angeles because “he was afraid [Murphy] would kill someone with his driving,” according to Glendale police.

Murphy, who was in a Subaru Forester, reportedly struck a Mercedes about 11:48 a.m. at the intersection, then drove around it and got on the Ventura (134) Freeway, police said. As he fled the scene, a witness who was washing windows, snapped a photograph of Murphy’s Subaru, which sustained moderate front-end damage.

The driver of the Mercedes was also able to write down Murphy’s license plate number before Glendale fire personnel hauled her away on a gurney, police said.

Meanwhile, the driver of a pickup truck reportedly followed Murphy to Los Angeles, where he pulled in front of him, blocked his Subaru and called Glendale police to tell them he was detaining Murphy.

Los Angeles police detained Murphy until Glendale police arrived.

Glendale officers said Murphy appeared to be at points “very confused” and had difficulty recalling the day and time.

Murphy denied drinking alcohol that day, adding that he had only taken his regular prescription pills for depression, according to police.

Murphy — who’s from England but lives in Turkey — reportedly admitted to being involved in a traffic collision, telling officers he was jet-lagged from a recent flight, police said.

Inside the Los Angeles police patrol car where Murphy had been detained, officers reported finding a small plastic bag, possibly of methamphetamine, police said. Murphy denied the bag belonged to him, but officers said they believed he was trying to discard it in the patrol car.

Murphy was arrested on suspicion of causing injuries while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, felony hit-and-run and possessing methamphetamine, police said.

He remained in custody Monday in lieu of $500,000 bail, which was set after officers expressed concern that he could be a flight risk, police said.

Murphy is best known for his lead vocals with the group Bauhaus, which recorded four albums and ignited the Goth rock movement. The group is known for its greatest hit “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” as well as “She’s in Parties” and “Kick in the Eye.”

After Bauhaus broke up in 1983, he helped form Dalis Car and went on to record several solo albums.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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Meth.... :banghead:

Guess that explains the recent cash grab Vegas "experience Murphy" thing and the potentially embarrassing "Bauhaus Greatest Hits" tour w/scab band this Summer.

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#2 Post by Artemis » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:49 am

That's a very disappointing story to read. It's bad enough that he was driving in an impaired state, but to then flee the scene is beyond uncool. :mad: :no:

I actually just bought tickets on Sunday for that Bahaus greatest hits tour too. I wonder if he will be able to enter Canada with that DUI charge. The show is in May.
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#3 Post by SR » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:52 am

Um, yeah. So many fuck ups here...as if the guy wasn't in enough trouble. He is fucked now with all of these charges.

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#4 Post by Pandemonium » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:16 pm

Artemis wrote:That's a very disappointing story to read. It's bad enough that he was driving in an impaired state, but to then flee the scene is beyond uncool. :mad: :no:

I actually just bought tickets on Sunday for that Bahaus greatest hits tour too. I wonder if he will be able to enter Canada with that DUI charge. The show is in May.
From the story, it sounds like he can't leave the US while out on bail (if he's even out - there's conflicting stories about that).

He's not in parties, he's in the can.

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#5 Post by Artemis » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:33 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
He's not in parties, he's in the can.

:lolol: That made me laugh out loud - good one!

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#6 Post by creep » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:12 pm

he does have a methy look

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#7 Post by Artemis » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:18 pm

:lolol: omg, you guys are cracking me up this evening.

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#8 Post by tvrec » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:50 pm

if your dad was a meth head...

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#9 Post by Artemis » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:36 am

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/1 ... probation/
Peter Murphy pleads guilty to meth posession in hit-and-run, sentenced to 3 years probation

Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy avoided jail time last week when he pleaded guilty to meth possession and no contest to hit-and-run driving in connection with a Southern California car crash, for which he was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to attend 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous meetings, the Glendale News-Press reported.

Murphy appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday to accept a plea deal with prosecutors, the newspaper reported, which also included the dismissal of a charge of driving under the influence of drugs. The meth conviction would be removed from Murphy’s record if he completes the NA meetings, the newspaper reported.

The singer was arrested March 16 after police say he was driving a Subaru Forester when he rear-ended a Mercedes around 11:48 a.m. in an intersection in Glendale, Calif., then fled the scene — but was followed to Los Angeles by an eyewitness who told police “he was afraid (Murphy) would kill someone with his driving.” The witness blocked Murphy’s vehicle until police came and took him into custody.

Police noted that Murphy appeared “very confused” and was unsure of the day and time, according to the newspaper. He denied drinking alcohol, but said he had taken prescription mediation for depression.

According to press accounts, police reported finding a small bag of methamphetamine inside the patrol car in which Murphy had been detained, and believe the singer had been trying to discard it.

Murphy denied the drugs were his. He later pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, hit-and-run driving and possessing methamphetamine.

Following last week’s plea deal, Murphy’s attorney, Robert Wilson, told the News-Press: “It’s the correct resolution.”

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#10 Post by Pandemonium » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:02 pm

Murphy is playing about 15 minutes away at The Observatory at the end of the week. Didnt give much thought about seeing him with whatever band of Bauhaus scrubs he's touring with but the sets appear to be very different from show to show with a lot of deep cuts and even the better songs off the sucky reunion album.

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#11 Post by kv » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:17 pm

still the worst show i ever paid to see was a peter murphy solo show

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#12 Post by Pandemonium » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:19 pm

kv wrote:still the worst show i ever paid to see was a peter murphy solo show
Wasn't Eric part of one of his solo lineups for a few months in the late 90's?

I'm thinking about going to the Costa Mesa show simply because it's close by, probably cheap and the WTF factor might be a bit high considering Murphy's recent problems and of course the aging gothoids that will no doubt show up.

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#13 Post by kv » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:16 pm

ya eric and pete d i think...when i saw him and he sucked it was like 91-92


ya pete brings out the old goths like nobodies business

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#14 Post by nausearockpig » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:26 am

What. A. Fucking. Loser.

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#15 Post by SR » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:48 am

This guys dodged serious hollow point with this plea

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#16 Post by Xizen47 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:29 pm

Protecting his dark entries

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#17 Post by Hype » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:25 pm

Meth. What the hell? I can sort of understand why poor suburban white people would use meth... but a wealthy sufi convert who married a famous Turkish dancer and embodied Ziggy Stardust better than Bowie... I would've figured him for a hashish and/or cocaine guy. :confused: They should start calling him "The Thin Toothless Duke"... :no:

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#18 Post by Pandemonium » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:43 pm

Adurentibus Spina wrote:Meth. What the hell? I can sort of understand why poor suburban white people would use meth... but a wealthy sufi convert who married a famous Turkish dancer and embodied Ziggy Stardust better than Bowie... I would've figured him for a hashish and/or cocaine guy. :confused: They should start calling him "The Thin Toothless Duke"... :no:
I hear Danny Ash isn't doing so good these days as well.

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#19 Post by Artemis » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:37 am

Pandemonium wrote:
kv wrote:still the worst show i ever paid to see was a peter murphy solo show
Wasn't Eric part of one of his solo lineups for a few months in the late 90's?

I'm thinking about going to the Costa Mesa show simply because it's close by, probably cheap and the WTF factor might be a bit high considering Murphy's recent problems and of course the aging gothoids that will no doubt show up.
The show I saw in May was packed with peopel over 40. I would sasy the average age was about 45-55.

This was one of the worst shows of PM's I've seen. Not because he couldn't sing but because of the sound troubles during the whole show. For about half the show PM's vocal were too low, and not very audible. Also, he seemed to run throyugh the songs unenthusiastically. I'd seen him a few times before and the shows were good to very good. I don't think I'll go to see him solo again.

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#20 Post by nausearockpig » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:23 pm

Artemis wrote:
Pandemonium wrote:
kv wrote:still the worst show i ever paid to see was a peter murphy solo show
Wasn't Eric part of one of his solo lineups for a few months in the late 90's?

I'm thinking about going to the Costa Mesa show simply because it's close by, probably cheap and the WTF factor might be a bit high considering Murphy's recent problems and of course the aging gothoids that will no doubt show up.
The show I saw in May was packed with peopel over 40. I would sasy the average age was about 45-55.

This was one of the worst shows of PM's I've seen. Not because he couldn't sing but because of the sound troubles during the whole show. For about half the show PM's vocal were too low, and not very audible. Also, he seemed to run throyugh the songs unenthusiastically. I'd seen him a few times before and the shows were good to very good. I don't think I'll go to see him solo again.
You can probably visit him in his jail cell. He'll likely be solo in there....

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