Posted in music on March 19, 2013

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy, of Bauhaus/solo artist fame, was arrested this weekend after allegedly hitting another car in his Subaru (brutal) and attempting to flee the scene. He was cornered by an eyewitness until the police arrived:

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 entered the 134 Freeway, police said. As he fled the scene, a witness who was washing windows snapped a photograph of Murphy's vehicle, which had sustained moderate front-end damage...

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... Inside the L.A. police patrol car where Murphy had been detained, officers reported finding a small plastic bag, possibly of methamphetamine, police said. Murphy denied that the bag belonged to him, but officers said they believed he was trying to discard it in the patrol car. -[LA Times]

No word as to whether or not the arrest will change anything with his upcoming all-Bauhaus tour scheduled for this spring.



Comments (91)

Boy this guy sure has hit rock bottom since LCD Soundsystem broke up.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 11:36 AM

Yeah, 11:36. You got it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 11:40 AM

Why do you need all wheel drive in LA? Judging from the picture, Bela Lagosa is not quite dead.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 11:46 AM

Peter Methy

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 11:58 AM

???...LCD Soundsystem is James Murphy.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 11:59 AM

In 20 years every brooklyn band will be doing the same thing, just watch.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 11:59 AM

The rest of the members of Depeche Mode must be pissed.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:01 PM

"In 20 years every brooklyn band will be doing the same thing, just watch."

In 2 years, most members of Brooklyn bands will move back to their hometowns in the midwest and ask their bosses for their old waiter jobs back.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:02 PM

Meth kills.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:03 PM

He is in Deep doo doo

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:06 PM

Who is Bela Lagosa? Do they have any good songs I should check out?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:07 PM

He and Beth Ditto should start a band called Laurel &Hardy and the DUIs

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:23 PM

All the fine ladies are making a fuss
But he can't pay attention 'cause he's on that dust

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:24 PM

Bela Lugosi FLED.

Dali's Car Crash.

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

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:40 PM

Ha, 98% of bands that consider themselves from Brooklyn are from the mid-west.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:49 PM

Bela LaPinkman's Dead

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 12:55 PM

he should have never left New Order.

Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:04 PM

Bela Lugosi's Dad

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:05 PM

so his newfound islamic faith means he can't play 'stigmata martyr' anymore but he CAN get wasted and crash into other cars.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:11 PM

???...LCD Soundsystem is James Murphy.

sarcasm my friend-its a measure of intelligence so you might want to work on that

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:14 PM

1:14 - The James Murphy/Peter Murphy name switch attempt at humor is actually not the use of sarcasm at all.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:20 PM

he should've rode the Kundalini Express

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:28 PM

so will he still play in May? He refuses to play stygmata martyr? that song kicks

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:37 PM

ROFL 12:24 and 12:40

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:38 PM

"He is in Deep doo doo"

You ain't kidding.

"suspicion of causing injuries while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, felony hit-and-run and possessing methamphetamine"

Hope he's got some money and a good lawyer.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:45 PM

I'd say with all those charges and the fact that he is looking at $500,000 bail, the chances of that tour happening this spring are virtually nil.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:47 PM

Why aren't people just allowed to party? Did he hurt anyone? No.

It seems that cops hate good times. Not all cops, but a good number of them.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 1:59 PM

^ dummer than fuck rite thar

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 2:00 PM

Daft Punk is playing in his car

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 2:02 PM

He must have been singing "In the flat Forester I do get BOOOOORRRRED"

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 2:18 PM

114 Maybe they didn't get it because it's such a dumb thing to post. Typical for this site.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 3:15 PM

1:59 - A woman had to be carted away in a gurney idiot. I'd say that qualifies as hurting someone.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 3:48 PM

What a turkey!

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 4:00 PM

this is a very serious situation, and the fact that so many people are making jokes at this poor guy's expense is just appalling. he is not just a musician, but a human being and humans make mistakes. yes, this came at an extremely bad time on the heels of a massive spring tour. but he did not intend to hurt anyone.
it's no secret that Mr. Murphy has been suffering some health problems in the past few years, but if you were touring constantly for nearly 2 years straight you'd be disoriented and exhausted, too...and not just physically, but mentally. whatever is going on behind the scenes, Mr. Murphy deserves privacy so he can get through this ordeal and hopefully be able to carry on with the tour as planned.

Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2013 5:23 PM


Fuck you. You're an asshole fanboy apologist.
No one gets behind the wheel fucked up with the intention "to hurt someone," but like every selfish drug addict/alcoholic they don't consider their consequences or give a shit.
If that were your mom injured by this meth-head you'd be singing a very different goth tune.
He deserves as much privacy as any drug addict who gets behind the wheel fucked up and injures someone and then takes off.
Instead of hiding it in the cop car Murphy should've swallowed his bag of meth, if he was as smart as you.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 6:45 PM

the passion of lovers is for meth

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 7:43 PM

Meth heads are the worst. They are way worse then coke heads, and 10 times worse then junkies.
He needs to put the speed down and kick back with an old fashioned bundle and start writing good music again.
That's some good advice for that man in the picture.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Peter Murphy....... "Cuts you up *lines*"

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2013 10:00 AM


Posted by Matthew | March 23, 2013 3:32 AM


Posted by Crystal Wrists/Meth | March 23, 2013 3:50 AM

Press the eject and give me the *METH*

Posted by David | March 23, 2013 4:29 AM

... illusions in a METH ...
... METH Call ...
... METH has got nothing to do with it ...
... Indigo *METH* Eyes ...

Posted by Kevin | March 23, 2013 4:49 AM

Wow - Wonder how expensive his already overpriced meet and greets are going to be to pay for this METH, uhm I mean MESS?

Posted by Arianna | March 23, 2013 4:57 AM

... HIT *METH* SONG ...
... CONFESSIONS *of a METH* ...

Posted by Mercy METH Rain | March 23, 2013 2:41 PM

... COMING DOWN (from *METH*)

Posted by DUST | March 23, 2013 3:21 PM

Peter Murphy to cover Julian Cope this tour:

Sing along with the phrase, sing along with the phrase
I'm out of my mind on dope and speed

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2013 3:31 PM

Awww awww METH you up; Awww awww METH you up. It's okay I drive this way, just stay outta my way and I won't METH you up.

Posted by NiteRider | March 23, 2013 4:48 PM


Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2013 5:38 PM


Posted by SHATTERED-UN | March 23, 2013 9:03 PM


Posted by Just Mething With U | March 23, 2013 9:17 PM

This thread has become banal and unfunny. FAIL

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2013 10:05 PM

^ Come on now, to know the Murphy (now Methy) and how arrogant and cocky he is on stage just goes to prove that he's that way in the real world to do what he did! Sorry but he was the one that METHED, oops messed up.

Posted by Boo Hoo | March 23, 2013 10:47 PM

^ I totally get the reasoning and agree he is an arrogant prick, but your posts just aren't funny. Sorry, but you made me become so direct.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2013 11:13 PM

^ It's a free country and you're entitled to your opinion(s), respectively. As you can see from the duration and length of various comments, I think people are just METHING (sorry - had to) around. A lot of people commenting are obviously well-versed with the lyrics that span approximately thirty, if not THIRTY-FIVE years. It's not just I METHING around. At least some of these posters/comments aren't ending up on 'someone's' Facebook page. Now that would be 'a METH,' oops just can't help myself, 'MESS.'

Posted by Boo Hoo | March 23, 2013 11:39 PM

I do get bored, I do get bored in the METH fiiieeelld - Yin and Yang lumber punch, go wreck my car and get METHED up - The car is now messed (METHED) up - OY BOY!!

Posted by YinandYang | March 24, 2013 12:22 AM

"I'M ONE OF A KIND, AN ICON, etc." (and now METHod actor) - "P.M."

Posted by Quotes | March 24, 2013 12:35 AM

What a big ole METH! Meet and greets are now going to double in price to pay for this METH, mess.

Posted by OMG | March 24, 2013 2:56 AM

Don't do this tour PLEASE! It's just not right, go and get some much-needed rest and get back to YOUR roots. The real fans will ALWAYS be there!

Posted by Huggy | March 24, 2013 4:05 AM

You people are soooo sacntimonious. Like you never METHED up. I know I've METHED up. Peter Murphy is a great artist- please don't let him be METHUNDERSTOOD.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2013 8:43 AM

^ Huggy is right, don't do this tour. Whoever is managing you is taking advantage of your talents. Seriously, you have been touring for three straight years. You can't say you're not making money as you performed in my city four separate times last year. Enjoy life, meditate, stop talking about yourself: you have nothing to prove (except dealing with the fallout of this). GET YOUR REST!

Posted by Huggy Bear | March 24, 2013 8:55 AM

@ 8:43 - Your message sounds like a quote from a movie called: SHE.S ALL THAT, when Cameron Diaz is telling off Ed Burns. I do like your interjecture and use of the ongoing word of the week. You got style and METHod.

Posted by Methodology | March 24, 2013 9:12 AM

Look at Dave Gahan and how he came back and Depeche Mode is alive and still killing it to date! Therefore, you, too, P.M. can arise from the DUST and put this all behind you.

Posted by PeopleRPeople | March 24, 2013 9:22 AM

Maybe it was a rental car and the lil' baggie worked it's way into his pocket?!?
Yeah right, just METHing around.
Now I see where the stamina and weight loss is coming from. My two cents: get away from the stuff NOW and be free (and happy) - ;-)

Posted by FreeToBe | March 24, 2013 9:57 AM

Two Words: Low Room

Posted by HolySchmoke | March 24, 2013 10:29 AM

@ 912

Thx. Didn't see the movie.

Brevity is the soul of wit, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2013 11:21 AM


Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2013 12:36 PM

^ @ 12:36 - BIG LOVE. of a tiny fool

Posted by Recall | March 24, 2013 1:25 PM

Agree with 11:13, just not funny dude. Go outside and talk to some real people. And he just played Stigmata at his last show in Jan so I don't know what 1:11 is smoking?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2013 1:53 PM

... The passion of METH is to be secretive ...
... I dare you to be proud to hold my METH ...
... You don't look so good when you're coming down from METH ...
... Foolish METH desired ... ... EARTH SUN METH ...
-This could go on forever and METHer stop-

Posted by MetherMe | March 24, 2013 5:44 PM

Driving high as a kite on my METH home, crashed and wrecked and had to flee the scene until some jerk blocked me off and called the popo. Now I'm sitting here all alone in my blow room, what to do, what to do, hmm go on and do a massive Bauhaus tour w/o my original mates. Yeah, this makes sense in my blow room.

Posted by MethMan | March 24, 2013 7:09 PM

Peter Peter please don't make the METH ruin your nice package - ;-)

Posted by Methifornia | March 24, 2013 7:22 PM

^ @ 1:53 - He does/did sing Stigmata Martyr at his shows last year, he just changes the lyrics to conform with his Sufism religion. Not sure what Allah would have to say about the METH?

Posted by Whatever | March 24, 2013 7:43 PM

Allah says that anyone caught doing METH will be guaranteed
a front row seat in Hell with METHISTOPHLES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2013 8:50 PM

you do realize that it's not a meme if you are the only one saying it, don't you?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2013 9:02 PM

^ @ 9:02 - Hugh, what, your sentence doesn.t make sense. PLUS, u aren.t abiding by the METH(od).

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2013 10:49 PM

Maybe he had 'METH In The Eye' (yes/no?)

Posted by Utopia | March 24, 2013 11:58 PM

Well at least we know what ever happened to the Lin.sani.ty idiot

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2013 12:12 AM

Now New Tale To Tell ...
My Meth Is My METH ...
People Don't Call Me Names ...
I Am Still The Same ...
This Is Just Something I Hide, It Just So Happened I Was Up All Nite (Long) And Was Trying To Get To Rehearsal On Time

Posted by P.J.M. | March 25, 2013 2:31 AM

Deep METH, Vast Seats
- Can't hide stash in cruiser's backseat -

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2013 3:44 AM

He gives new meaning to the song Velocity Star where he sings: I.m a Velocity Star faster than ALL speeding cars ... (repeat verse); That METH was not mine and I don.t know how it got there (repeat verse); I just was out for a drive and bam a car was suddenly there (sing along!) ...

Posted by Velocity Car | March 25, 2013 9:35 AM


Posted by Baloney1 | March 25, 2013 10:05 AM

i wonder what danny, david j. and kevin have to say re this since someone.s been talking awful smack about them?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2013 10:14 AM

If anyone who knows a thing or two about touring knows what it does to the body. I am a famous singer and will only tour every two years as it is grueling! I have two boys, a hubby, homes in CA, NY and England. This guy has been touring non-stop for three years, please give him a break. We ALL make mistakes. Get some rest and don't let management call the shots. Peace to you ...

Posted by JustAGirl | March 25, 2013 7:24 PM

He's gonna be in the JAILHAUS.

Posted by Why? | March 26, 2013 3:33 PM

Tale Of The Tongue is an ALL-TIME classic - Maybe all this: Too Much 21st Century *METH* is affecting classic Murphy. Get some R&R and go back to your roots. You have NOTHING to prove for you have one of the BEST voices in the world! Love You Always-XXOO

Posted by Love Hysteria | March 26, 2013 11:55 PM

Final Curtain Call: I wonder what he blew into the *METH*ALYZER?!? Thank you, thank you very much!

Posted by BetterLateThanNever | March 31, 2013 4:50 AM

Happy Methster (oops, Easter) Everybody ~ Now Shake Your Groove Thang And Hang Out With Your Wang Chung Out.

Posted by E.Bunny | March 31, 2013 8:23 AM

Hey "Why aren't people just allowed to party?" Read more of the story. Did he hurt anyone? Yes, he did, thus the charge of causing injury while under the influence. Even if he hadn't he still did damage to property. Additionally, even if he hadn't done that, he was still a danger to others while driving around after "partying". AND, on top of all that, he committed a moving violation and tried to run away from the scene (and run away from accepting responsibility).

In other words, cops don't hate it when people "party", they don't like it when people do it with illegal drugs and/or get behind the wheel potentially hurting or killing someone.

Posted by Siobhan OLaoghaire Sannes | May 28, 2013 2:27 AM

What will happen with this guy if he is found guilty, does he still has a career. -

Posted by | January 4, 2014 6:16 AM

What will happen with this guy if he is found guilty, does he still has a career.

Posted by All State Van Lines Relocation | January 4, 2014 6:18 AM

god damn it I thought this was gonna be a witch house album´╗┐

Posted by Mountys | September 22, 2014 6:02 PM

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