Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie, lead singer of the band GWAR, was found dead in his home on Sunday. As of this writing the cause of death has not been determined. He was 50 years old. This comes as a great shock to many fans of the shock rock genre and the music business in general.
Known for their outrageous stage shows and provoking lyrics, GWAR has had a dedicated fanbase since their creation in 1984. The band became known to the general public after the release of their 1990 album “Scumdogs of the Universe.” Throughout their career they created a fair amount of controversy. Some of their more well known antics included a stint on “The Jerry Springer Show” and being temporarily banned from performing in North Carolina due to Brockie’s costume piece named “The Cuttlefish of Cthulhu”.
“Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I’ve known,” quotes Mike Bishop, Bassist for GWAR. “He was brash sometimes, always crass, irreverent, he was hilarious in every way. But he was also deeply intelligent and interested in life, history, politics and art.”
I will update this story as soon as the cause of death has been released.
Dave Brockie, Oderus, you’ll be extremely missed. While I not much of a GWAR fan I can not deny the impact you had on the music world when I was growing up. There will never be another scumdog like you. Rest in peace man.
Source – Loudwire