MSNBC has an interesting profile of Peter Frampton, who has a new album out. He’s the prototypical VH1 Behind the Music story, unfortunately: Fame, wealth, stupid choices, and oblivion. The good news is he seems to have gotten his life together.

The snippet from a Katie Couric interview is rather amusing:

Couric: “And then I guess your definitive jump-the-shark moment was with the movie “Sergeant Pepper.”

Frampton: “If things weren’t bad enough, yes, Katie, the movie came along. Yes, just at the right time or the wrong time, yeah.”

The 1978 box-office bomb “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,”co-starring the Bee Gee’s, was that year’s “Gigli”– and called by some the worst movie ever made.


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  1. Tom says:

    I saw Peter a few weeks ago at an outdoor Ampitheater in Peachtree City, GA. I went, free tickets and all that, not expecting to be impressed at all. It was one heck of a show. He was fun on stage, did not take himself too seriously, and is still one heck of a guitarist.

    So to Peter, keep it up, I will pay the next time to see you play.


  2. Rick DeMent says:

    oh come on the Aerosmith scene alone was worth the price of admission.