Say it ain’t so! It’s being reported this morning that the lead singer of GWAR is dead. Dave Brokie, better known as Oderus Urungus, was reportedly found dead at his home Sunday. Details about his death are not clear at this time. Is this a hoax? Former bassist Chris Bopst said he wishes it was a joke but apparently it’s not. GWAR’s management is expected to issue a statement regarding the reports of Brockie passing. This isn’t the first death of the band in recent years. Just a few years ago, Fattus Maximum—also known as Cory Smoot—died on the band’s tour bus back in 2011. He was just 34-years-old. Back then Brockie told Full Metal Jackie that it wasn’t a drug overdose and that Smoot died of a heart attack at an early age. He also encouraged everyone, especially those in bands who have intense touring schedules, to take better care of themselves. Brockie was 50-year-old.
Pro-shot video released
If you didn’t know … Metallica have a new song out and now the professional shot video of the band performing the tune in Columbia has been released … by the band. The nearly 10 minute video of the over 8 minute song can be found on the band’s YouTube channel … with a message stating “by request.” Cell phone video of the performance was released last week. Then someone put together a video edit of 10 different cell phones. Then the band released the demo of the song. Now the band has released the high quality pro-shot video of the performance and with it comes news that the song may not even be on a new Metallica album, when it’s finally released. In the pro-shot video of the tune “Lords of Summer,” front man James Hetfield says that the song may or may not be on the new album. Well, then it’s a good thing they released it as they did!
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