1. GWAR Discusses Oderus Urungus and the Carnage to Come on the Eternal Tour

    September 13, 2014 5:40 PM EDT "We’ll kill everybody that gets in our way" The guys in GWAR put most method actors to shame. During our very twisted and funny conversation with the grotesquely masked metal band backstage at Chicago’s Riot Fest on Friday (Sept. 14), it was nearly impossible to get the members…

  2. Watch GWAR Leader Oderus Urungus' Fiery Viking Funeral at GWAR B-Q

    August 17, 2014 9:31 PM EDT As GWAR's annual GWAR B-Q carried on over the weekend, it was with a somber note of remembrance to band leader Oderus Urungus who died of a heroin overdose in March.  Gwar's Top 5 Mainstream Moments: Fox News, 'Beavis & Butt-Head' & More Though friends and family…

  3. Gwar's Dave Brockie Died of Heroin Overdose

    June 03, 2014 4:11 PM EDT The Virginia medical examiner's office says Dave Brockie, the frontman for the heavy metal band Gwar, died of an accidental heroin overdose. More Gwar Weird Merch: Gwar Gets Into the E-Cig Business PHOTOS: Gwar Through The Years Gwar's Top 5 Mainstream Moments: Fox News, '…

  4. Christopher Lee Delivers Heavy Metal Don Quixote

    May 27, 2014 8:00 PM EDT To mark his 92nd birthday, on Monday actor Sir Christopher Lee released a covers album of heavy metal versions including two numbers from the Don Quixote musical “Man of La Mancha” and two other songs.  “'Impossible Dream', in my opinion, is one of the greatest songs ever written,”…

  5. Gwar's Annual Gwar-B-Q to Go On As Scheduled

    March 26, 2014 7:48 PM EDT Despite the death of frontman Dave Brockie , Gwar's annual Gwar-B-Q event will still take place this year, the band confirmed. A statement from the band's manager, Jim Flanagan, notes that despite the tragedy, the event will persevere -- because it's what Brockie "would…

  6. Gwar's Top 5 Mainstream Moments: Fox News, 'Beavis & Butt-Head' & More

    March 24, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Gwar was never meant for the mainstream. Since founding the band in 1984, singer Oderus Urungus (aka David Brockie) was on an unrepentant mission to be as outrageous and socially unacceptable as possible. Costumes of oversized battle armor, offensive lyrics and brutal music were his…

  7. RIP Oderus Urungus: Metal Community Remembers Gwar's Dave Brockie

    March 24, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Members of Insane Clown Posse, Five Finger Death Punch & more weigh in The death of Gwar shock-rocker Dave Brockie , known as Oderus Urungus, has been met with sadness from the heavy metal community. Members of Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed and Hatebreed are among the first…

  8. Gwar's 10 Most Outrageous Videos

    March 24, 2014 10:33 AM EDT On Sunday night (Mar. 23), Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus to the many legions of Gwar fans, was found dead at the age of 50 . Brockie leaves behind a towering legacy as the leader of the horror-obsessed metal group, and the last original member of the otherworldly group, which…

  9. Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, Found Dead at 50

    March 24, 2014 9:15 AM EDT The frontman for gore-loving heavy metal band Gwar has died. Police have confirmed earlier reports that Dave Brockie, known to fans as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his Richmond, Va. home on Sunday evening. The singer was 50. A Richmond police spokesperson told CBS 6  and the…

  10. Dee Snider Slips on the Pleather in Horror Sitcom, 'Holliston'

    April 02, 2012 1:35 PM EDT GWAR's Oderus Ungerus Plays Himself in New FEARnet Series: Watch Preview GWAR singer Oderus Urungus portrays himself in FEARnet's new series "Holliston." Dee Snider, on the other hand, is adamant that the character he plays, Lance Rocket, is nothing like him. "Lance…

  11. Autopsy for GWAR Guitarist Cory Smoot Reveals 'Coronary Artery Thrombosis'

    December 06, 2011 2:10 PM EST A month after his untimely passing, the autopsy of GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus) has been completed and released. The report ( via Metal Insider ), from North Dakota coroner William Masselo, MD, reads: "I have determined that Cory died from a coronary artery thrombosis…

  12. GWAR Guitarist Cory Smoot, Flattus Maximus, Found Dead

    November 03, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Metal's most theatrical band is suffering a loss today. GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot -- known by the stage name Flattus Maximus -- was found dead by his bandmates this morning (Nov. 3), as GWAR prepared to cross the Canadian border for a stretch of tour dates. He was 34. In a statement…

  13. Billboard Bits: Green Apple Fest, Daniel Johnston, GWAR

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mickey Hart & Bela Fleck to headline free concerts during New York's Green Apple Music & Arts Festival , London pays tribute to Daniel Johnston and GWAR celebrates its 20th anniversary. Mickey Hart and Béla Fleck will headline a pair of free concerts next weekend as part of the…