Chris Payne

Correspondent, Billboard.com

Chris Payne joined the editorial team in January 2013 after breaking in as an intern with both Billboard and Pitchfork, and freelancing for outlets like Paste, RollingStone.com, The L and Critical Mob. He served as music director for The College of New Jersey's WTSR from 2008 to 2010.

Gwar

Gwar Responds to $1 Million Lawsuit From Late Singer's Father

Today (April 7), news broke that William Brockie, father of deceased Gwar frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus), was suing the metal band’s surviving members for allegedly stealing his son’s remains and possessions, in addition to unpaid concert earnings and unauthorized use of David’s image. Gwar has responded to these claims, steadfastly denying the lawsuit’s claims.
Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, of Gwar

Gwar Frontman's Father Sues Band For Allegedly Stealing Son's Ashes

More troubling news has emerged from Gwar’s camp, stemming from the 2014 death of frontman Dave Brockie. According to NBC News, Brockie’s father is suing the metal band’s surviving members for allegedly stealing his son’s remains and possessions, in addition to unpaid concert earnings, and unauthorized use of David’s image.

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