Posts tagged "gwar"

Watch GWAR Thrash Through Pet Shop Boys’ ‘West End Girls’

As part of the A.V. Club's ongoing cover series, metal legends GWAR dropped by to cover the Pet Shop Boys' 1984…
By: Brennan Carley / October 28, 2014

GWAR Decided Not to Kill Dave Grohl Because He Said Nice Things About Oderus

While Jack White gently ribbed them for having a plethora of guitar players, it turns out that Dave Grohl and his merry band of…
By: Dan Reilly / September 19, 2014

Dave Grohl Shares a Touching GWAR Memory at Foo Fighters’ Crowdfunded Virginia Gig

At last night's long-awaited crowdfunded Foo Fighters concert in Richmond, Virginia — which 1,400 fans paid for on Tilt in advance of the band'…
By: Brennan Carley / September 18, 2014

Watch GWAR’s Oderus Urungus Get a Viking Funeral

Five months after his death by heroin overdose, GWAR's Dave Brockie has finally been given a sendoff fitting of his legacy as the band'…
By: Colin Joyce / August 17, 2014

Gwar’s Dave Brockie Died of Heroin Overdose, Officials Reveal

The death of Gwar's Dave Brockie, the frontman of the shock-metal band who performed as Oderus Urungus, has been determined as an accidental heroi…
By: Dan Reilly / June 3, 2014

GWAR Restaurant Will Feature ‘Gourmet Junk Food’

Heavy metal monsters GWAR suffered a major setback in March when frontman Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Orungus, died unexpectedly at the age…
By: Chris Martins / May 28, 2014

Public Memorial Planned for GWAR’s Dave Brockie

On Monday, March 24, we learned the sad news that GWAR frontman Dave Brockie, best known as the monstrously masked Oderus Urungus, died at the…
By: Chris Martins / March 26, 2014

Read SPIN’s 1990 Profile of GWAR, ‘Guerilla GWARfare’

This article originally appeared in the June 1990 issue of SPIN. In light of the tragic death of GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus, a.k.a.
By: Lance Gould / March 24, 2014

Read SPIN’s 2009 ‘In My Room’ Feature on GWAR’s Oderus Urungus

This article originally appeared in the November 2009 issue of SPIN. In light of the tragic death of GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus, a.k.a.
By: Amy Biegelsen / March 24, 2014

GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie Dead at 50

Oderus Urungus, a.k.a. Dave Brockie, the founder and frontman for Richmond, Virginia metal band GWAR, has died at age 50. The Richmond police department confirmed…
By: Marc Hogan / March 24, 2014

GWAR Draft Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste for Fourth Annual GWAR-B-Q

GWAR are planning the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q for August 17 and the heavy metal stalwarts have invited Municipal Waste, Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, Cannabi…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 12, 2013

GWAR Guitarist Flattus Maximus Discovered Dead

Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, the longtime guitarist for Richmond, Virginia, metal band GWAR, was discovered dead by his bandmates on Thursday morning as the…
By: William Goodman / November 3, 2011

Watch: GWAR Invade Richmond!

For SPIN's November issue, readers are given a glimpse inside the phantasmagoria that is GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus's normally private "slave pit." But even alie…
By: David Marchese / October 27, 2009

Gwar’s Midget Porn, Bret Michaels’ Hair Piece

Here's the strangest music news to hit the Internet this week:…
By: Ray Padgett / September 4, 2009

Bamboozle: The Good, the Bad & the Soggy

The Bamboozle is the ultimate annual music festival for teenagers, in all that implies. Held in the parking lot of Giants Stadium in East Rutherford,…
By: Stacey Anderson / May 4, 2009