Gwar Reduce Cyndi Lauper’s ‘She Bop’ to Shreds

Every year the costumed cosmos travelers in GWAR provide AV Club's Undercover series with some of it's most insane moments. In the past couple of…
Colin Joyce / October 27, 2015

GWAR’s Michael Bishop Gave a Bonkers TED Talk

GWAR bassist Michael Bishop delivered a TEDx Talk a few days back, which began with a guy getting whacked in the face with stone tablet…
Rachel Brodsky / August 9, 2015

GWAR Accused of Stealing Late Frontman’s Ashes

Update: GWAR released a press release denying the allegations in William Brockie's lawsuit. "We did not steal Dave Brockie's ashes, or anything else that belonged to…
James Grebey / April 7, 2015

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 track "West End Girls,"
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 Foo…
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's agreement to actually…
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's vile frontman…
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 heroin overdose,…
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 of 50. Now…
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…
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. Dave Brockie,…
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. Dave Brockie,…
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…
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, Cannabis…
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…
William Goodman / November 3, 2011
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