Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus, frontman dei Gwar, è morto all’età di 50 anni. E’ il bassista Mike Bishop a darne ufficialmente la notizia attraverso le pagine di Style Weekly: “Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I’ve known,. 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. His penchant for scatological humors belied a lucid wit. He was a criminally underrated lyricist and hard rock vocalist, one of the best, ever! A great front man, a great painter, writer, he was also a hell of a bass guitarist. I loved him. He was capable of great empathy and had a real sense of justice”. Non ci sono al momento dettagli sulle cause della morte avvenuta nella sua abitazione. Brockie aveva fondato la band a Richmond in Virginia a metà anni ’80. Il suo personaggio era quello di un barbaro umanoide intergalattico. Nel 2013 erano tornati con l’album numero 13 ‘Battle Maximus’.