In een interview met Ultimate Classic Rock laat zanger Buzz Osbourne van de Amerikaanse rockgroep The Melvins weten onder de indruk te zijn van Pete’s spel op de akoestische gitaar.
“I believe it was the late ’70s, he did a live show where he played Who songs acoustic on a record called ‘The Secret Policeman’s Ball,’“, aldus de zanger. “I believe it was a charity event. But I heard that then, and you know, I realized really quickly that he was the reason why that stuff was good, because he could get up there and play those songs and sing ‘em with an acoustic guitar, and that was really cool“.
Buzzo laat weten beïnvloed te zijn door Pete: “I think that was always in the back of my mind, at least to some degree, how he did that, even if I didn’t want to do it exactly like him. I think that was a big influence, certainly, on what I was doing, but mostly in a philosophical way, more than anything else“.