Peter Murphy Talks Meth Arrest and 35 Years of Bauhaus: "I Was Never a Punk"

Let's start with Peter Murphy's infamous arrest on March 16 in Glendale, California, for allegedly fleeing a hit-and-run crash that left another driver's car damaged and ended with Murphy's detention and a meth charge.

Asked for his version of events via cell phone while riding on a tour bus headed to the first show of his Mr. Moonlight tour in San Antonio, Texas, Murphy responds, "I can't talk about that. The court case is going to happen soon."

See also:

-Bauhaus' Peter Murphy Arrested for DUI and Meth Possession

-Peter Murphy: "Bauhaus Was the Seminal Moment in That Time, Joy Division Was Not"

-Review: Peter Murphy and the Music of Bauhaus in Miami, April 30

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