GWAR, Municipal Waste + More To Rock Second Cory Smoot Memorial Show
Since the untimely death of GWAR lead guitarist Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot, an incredible outpouring of support and charity has come from both GWAR fans and the band themselves. Already having thrown one benefit concert for Smoot's wife and unborn child, the second Smoot Family Fund show will feature GWAR, Municipal Waste and others on March 15.
On Nov. 3, 2011, Smoot was found dead by GWAR frontman Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie on the band's tour bus. In the middle of a North American tour, GWAR decided to carry on with the string of dates in honor of Smoot. Now on a break in between tour cycles, GWAR have set up another benefit in their Earth home town of Richmond, Va.
GWAR posted on their Facebook page, "There will be raffles and prizes and excessive drinking and plenty of group hugs as we send off our Scumdog brother in the most grandiose fashion yet!"
In a recent in-depth interview with Full Metal Jackie, Brockie (out of his GWAR persona) sung the praises of his fallen bandmate:
He was just a phenomenal guitar player and I want people to remember that. He put out so much amazing work the whole time he was with GWAR and the years before he was putting out many other bands including Mensrea, his own band and a bunch of side projects and producing bands and producing GWAR records. He did so much in those 34 years, it’s just unbelievable what he might have accomplished. I want to celebrate his work.
The second Cory Smoot memorial show will be held at the National Theater in Richmond, Va., on March 15. To donate to the Smoot Family Fund, please click here.