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GWAR announces unveiling of Memorial Marker for Dave Brockie

Posted by on July 1, 2019

GWAR have announced the unveiling of a Memorial Marker for the band’s co-founder/frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie. The unveiling is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 30th at 2 PM at the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA. All are welcome to attend as well as a free party scheduled for the following day (Aug […]

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GWAR issue statement about Brockie father lawsuit

Posted by on April 7, 2015

Yesterday, just about two weeks after the one year anniversary of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie’s (Oderus Urungus) death, it came out that the father of the frontman, William Brockie, was suing the Richmond band, claiming they’d stolen Dave’s art, instruments and even his ashes. It also accused the band of keeping money that was owed to the estate. […]

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Metal Insider Top 5: Times and ways the Grammys got it wrong

Posted by on February 10, 2015

OK, we promise that this is the last post we’ll be making about the Grammy Awards. We’ve wasted enough of the internet bitching about Tenacious D and the omission of Wayne Static and Dave Brockie. And that’s just this year. There’s almost always something to bitch about when it comes to metal. Since 1989, the […]

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GWAR opens GWARbar

Posted by on January 15, 2015

From Richmond and want to pay tribute to the town’s greatest export while drinking? As promised last year via a crowdfunding campaign, GWARbar has opened. The bar, located at 217 W. Clay Street, opened on New Year’s Eve, serving what they call “intergalactic junk food.” The restaurant was the brainchild of Jonathan Staples of James […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: shocking moments of 2014

Posted by on December 22, 2014

2014 was filled with lots of great new albums (as you likely noticed from our Top 10 list). Yet like every year, 2014 had plenty of shocking moments; incidents and events that took the metal community by complete surprise. With that in mind, the Metal Insider crew continues the tradition of listing the top ten […]

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Dave Grohl gives Dave Brockie a shout-out

Posted by on September 18, 2014

GWAR is one of the biggest bands ever to come out of Virginia, but perhaps the state’s biggest musical export is Dave Grohl. Last night (17) The Foo Fighters frontman spoke about his experiences with GWAR and late frontman Dave Brockie while playing in the band’s home town of Richmond. He spoke about seeing the  band […]

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Meet Vulvatron, GWAR’s latest addition

Posted by on September 18, 2014

The passing of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie earlier this year was one of the biggest losses in the metal community of the last decade. As the outspoken frontman of the band, he was essentially the spokesman for the band. They proved they could soldier on without him, playing an energetic, blood-soaked and surprisingly emotional set […]

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Here’s Joan Rivers interviewing GWAR

Posted by on September 4, 2014

The world lost a comedy icon today when Joan Rivers, who’d been in a coma since last week, died following a week on life support. She’d been undergoing surgery on her vocal cords on August 28th when she stopped breathing. While the comedienne will leave a legacy for her quick, sharp-tongued humor, she met her match […]

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GWAR return to stage, introduce new character to end GWAR-B-Q

Posted by on August 16, 2014

A little more than an hour ago, GWAR played their first show since the death of Dave Brockie to cap off the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q. When we caught up with Brad Roberts, he promised that the band would be going back to their roots. By bringing back Michael Bishop, the original Beefcake the Mighty, as […]

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Dave Brockie sent off in style at pre-GWAR-B-Q memorial service

Posted by on August 16, 2014

Even before Dave Brockie’s untimely passing from an accidental heroin overdose in March, the fifth annual celebration of his band GWAR looked to be the best one yet. Since then, it has taken on a life of it’s own –  more than just an annual festival for one of America’s or Antarctica’s weirdest bands ever, it has morphed into celebration of […]

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