This sucks. First guitarist Corey Smoot, the human disguise of Flattus Maximus tragically passed away in 2011. Then fearless leader Dave Brockie, Oderus Urungus's human avatar passed away this week.
I have loved Gwar since a young and impressionable age, and have been a loyal Scumdog for many seasons, joining a second time even. I have seen Gwar live more times than you have eaten your boogers. I've been fortunate to have seen the Dave Brockie Experience and hung out with Dave and the dudes afterwards.
That's why it's especially sucky. Not only is GWAR an amazing band who continues to put album after album of awesome material, but a huge artistic influence, as well as the best live shows this shitty planet has even seen. Gwar personally represents all the good times hanging with friends rocking out to Gwar albums and watching the various movies and live dvds. I have so many crazy memories of seeing live shows with my maniac friends.
I don't know what the future holds for Gwar. I'm still reeling from the loss.
Farewell Scumdog, you didn't conquer planet Earth, but at least you got to smoke a lot of crack.