An Interview With Pete Wells

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An Interview With Pete Wells - Rose Tattoo

Recorded in late 2005, this video interview is what we believe to be the last Pete Wells gave before he lost his battle with prostate cancer early in 2006.

From 1976, Pete Wells was the founder and slide guitarist in Australian hard rock band, Rose Tattoo. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist in his own right, he  co-wrote at least 17 tracks, including the single, "One of the Boys" before leaving the band in early 1983.

Previously Pete was the bass guitarist with the pioneering heavy metal band Buffalo who, alongside Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs and Blackfeather, were one of the loudest and heaviest bands of the day.

From 1985 Peter worked professionally with his partner Lucy De Soto (aka Patricia Anne Clements) as fellow band members, co-composers, co-producers and on each other's solo projects and other works.

Early in 1993 Wells rejoined Rose Tattoo with the line-up of Anderson, Cocks and Leach adding Paul De Marco as their new drummer. During this reunion they supported two gigs by United States group Guns N' Roses on the Australian leg of their Use Your Illusion Tour.

Pete Wells passed away on 27 March 2006, aged 59, and later that same year his band , Rose Tattoo, was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.


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