Having emerged from his coffin with a fistful of Jagermeister, GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus graced us with an exclusive interview. Thanks to the band, GWAR interviews are always comedic gold, but this Q&A session was extra special, as it features new guitarist Pustulus Maximus in his first ever interview.
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GWAR recently took part in A.V. Club's 25-song experiment where they invite established acts to cover a track chosen by readers. As a part of the 'Undercover' music series, GWAR were given the choice as to what song they'd like to cover for a one-time-only performance, and of course, the outer space shredders chose to jam on the Kansas classic 'Carry on My Wayward Son.'
It was on Nov. 3, 2011 that beloved GWAR guitarist Cory 'Flattus Maximus' Smoot departed our galaxy. Since that day, GWAR have shared the grieving process with their fans, continuing on as a four-piece ever since Smoot's passing and dedicating every live show to Smoot by placing his guitar onstage under a spotlight. Although there was some question as to whether GWAR would recruit a new guitarist, the band have just announced the addition of intergalactic shredder Pustulus Maximus, known on Planet Earth as Brent Purgason.
GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus recently lashed out at the American mainstream media for largely ignoring the arrest of Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe on apparent manslaughter charges in Prague, Czech Republic. The always opinionated Urungus lashed out in a series of tweets, calling for further coverage to increase awareness of Blythe's unfortunate situation.