The loss of GWAR frontman and mastermind Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) sent the metal world into mourning on March 24. Countless tributes have been paid by some of rock and metal's finest musicians along with fans from around the world. In memory of the late frontman, the surviving members of GWAR memorialized their friend and announced the launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation.
Rest in peace, Dave Brockie! The beloved GWAR frontman, also known as Oderus Urungus, touched many in the music industry with not only his outspoken and entertaining ways, but also the way in which he treated others. One of those who had a long-running friendship with Brockie was Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, who had a chance to speak at the musician's memorial service.
It's only been a few days since the passing of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) and the entire metal world is still in mourning. Many heartfelt tributes have been extended by musicians and fans, but nothing has been said by GWAR's camp. However, GWAR have just released their first official statement commenting on Brockie's death.
It's always amazing when metal gets its due respect from mainstream media. It's even greater when a television legend like Jon Stewart takes a moment to memorialize a late metal icon like GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus), which is exactly what happened last night (March 25) on 'The Daily Show.'
The metal community lost an essential piece of its foundation in the early morning of Dec. 23 with the death of Ministry / Rigor Mortis / Revolting Cocks guitarist Mike Scaccia. While demonstrating his shredding abilities with Rigor Mortis to celebrate the 50th birthday of vocalist Bruce Corbitt, Scaccia collapsed onstage from a heart attack, later being pronounced dead at a Dallas hospital. Perhaps needing some time to collect his thoughts, GWAR singer Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie has just written a long tribute to his fallen friend.
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