By now I'm sure you've heard the devastating news concerning the passing of Dave Brockie – best known to horror and music fans as Oderus Urungus, founder and famously outrageous vocalist for the legendary metal monsters known as GWAR, and regular on the FEARNET original series Holliston.
While this tragedy undoubtedly marks the end of the band's three-decade history, their manager has come forward to announce that this year's fifth annual GWAR-B-Q – the band's notoriously crazed summer festival – will go on as scheduled, but will feature a tribute to Brockie's memory, scheduled for Friday, August 15th (the day before the show itself). Details of that ceremony have not been disclosed as of this writing.
“On behalf of Dave Brockie's family, Slave Pit Inc. and GWAR, we would like to thank all the loyal fans worldwide for the outpouring of love and support shown to us over the past few days,” said the band's manager, Jack Flanagan. “Knowing that we have such amazing family, friends and fans is truly helping us all get through this tough time.”
Flanagan went on to say that the results of the medical examiner's report on the cause of Brockie's death are still pending, and the procedure could take several weeks to complete. A private memorial service has been scheduled for Brockie's family and close friends.