Well, I'd say this one got away from me.
GWAR was one of my 'bucket-list' shows...way to procrastinate, Rotic
According to Style Weekly, Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, the founder and lead singer of renowned metal band GWAR, has died. Former GWAR bassist Chris Bopst, "I wish it was a joke,". "Everyone is in shock."
Vocalist Randy Blythe of fellow Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD, who toured with GWAR in 2009, wrote: My friend Dave Brockie has left the building and taken off back to his home planet.
I do not know details of why he died yet, just that he passed away at home and his roommates found him.
Right now, if I were to truly honor Dave in the way HE would do it if it were ME that had died, I would make a completely tasteless joke about his death. But I do not have the stomach for that — Dave would, but not me. He never put much stock in 'limits.' RIP Dave Brockie. Oderus, enjoy your trip back home."
GWAR is expected to make an official statement in the coming days. Brockie formed GWAR in 1984 as a sort of social experiment for its elaborate science fiction/horror film inspired costumes, obscene lyrics and graphic stage performances, which feature enactments of politically and morally taboo themes.