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GWAR Front Man Dave Brockie RIP: Scumdogs of the Universe Lament Their Loss

by | 24th, March 2014

ONE of the funnest, daftest and most bizarre rock bands on the planet, are GWAR. A cavalcade of ogre faces, missing limbs, pantomime villainy, showers of blood and all manner of hilariously gruesome content, they were a b-movie writ large, parading around festivals and gigs, mixing schlock horror with stadium-sized metal.

 

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They were so unreal, you’d thought they’d live forever.

However, sadly, frontman and founder of the satirical heavy metal outfit, Dave Brockie, was found dead yesterday in his Richmond, Va., home.

Police say that foul play isn’t suspected.

Brockie, merely 50 years old, performed as Oderus Urungus in his band described by themselves as the ‘Scumdogs of the Universe.’

 

 

“Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I’ve known,” said former GWAR bassist Mike Bishop. “He was brash sometimes, always crass, irreverent. He was hilarious in every way. But he was also deeply intelligent and interested in life, history, politics and art.”

“His penchant for scatological humors belied a lucid wit,” Bishop said. “He was a criminally underrated lyricist and hard rock vocalist, one of the best, ever. A great front man, a great painter, writer, he was also a hell of a bass guitarist. I loved him. He was capable of great empathy and had

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