I got a very sad call tonight from my buddy Chris Bopst, who was one of the original members of GWAR- my friend Dave Brockie, AKA Oderus Urungus, the singer of GWAR, has left the building & taken off back to his home planet. He was 50 years old. I do not know details of why he died yet, just that he passed away at home & his roommates found him. When someone dies, a lot of the time people will say "Oh, he was a unique person, really one of a kind, a true original"- most of these people no idea of what they are talking about- they obviously had never met Dave. Dave TRULY WAS ONE OF A KIND- I can't think of ANYONE even remotely like him. That's VERY HARD TO SAY. My band learned how to become a real touring band from GWAR- they gave us out first shot at this thing. I learned many things from Dave, many of which I am eternally grateful for, and some of which I am deeply ashamed of. I took this picture at his birthday party a few months ago- Dave kissing his  Oderous birthday cake. Right now, if I were to truly honor Dave in the way HE would do it if it were ME that had died, I would make a completely tasteless joke about his death. But I do not have the stomach for that- Dave would, but not me. He never put much stock in "limits". Richmond, VA has lost one of its most creative people. This is a crying shame to me. Thank you Brockie, for all the crazy shit you did- thank God you existed, so you could do it and I didn't have to. It was an honor to know you, to be your Shaky Slave, to serve in the Blood Vomits along side you (let's ride!), and to be soaked by your sweet cuttlefish. RIP Dave Brockie. Oderous, enjoy your trip back home.
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  • drandallblytheI got a very sad call tonight from my buddy Chris Bopst, who was one of the original members of GWAR- my friend Dave Brockie, AKA Oderus Urungus, the singer of GWAR, has left the building & taken off back to his home planet. He was 50 years old. I do not know details of why he died yet, just that he passed away at home & his roommates found him. When someone dies, a lot of the time people will say "Oh, he was a unique person, really one of a kind, a true original"- most of these people no idea of what they are talking about- they obviously had never met Dave. Dave TRULY WAS ONE OF A KIND- I can't think of ANYONE even remotely like him. That's VERY HARD TO SAY. My band learned how to become a real touring band from GWAR- they gave us out first shot at this thing. I learned many things from Dave, many of which I am eternally grateful for, and some of which I am deeply ashamed of. I took this picture at his birthday party a few months ago- Dave kissing his Oderous birthday cake. Right now, if I were to truly honor Dave in the way HE would do it if it were ME that had died, I would make a completely tasteless joke about his death. But I do not have the stomach for that- Dave would, but not me. He never put much stock in "limits". Richmond, VA has lost one of its most creative people. This is a crying shame to me. Thank you Brockie, for all the crazy shit you did- thank God you existed, so you could do it and I didn't have to. It was an honor to know you, to be your Shaky Slave, to serve in the Blood Vomits along side you (let's ride!), and to be soaked by your sweet cuttlefish. RIP Dave Brockie. Oderous, enjoy your trip back home.

  • ericthehaysProfound!!! Great portrait.
  • vintagerenudeRIP Dave. Thank you Randy for carrying a torch high for the rest of us to follow
  • emmerlee_in_ctJesus Christ man, I'm so sorry to hear about this. I know how special Dave was to you, and to soooooo many people. One of my favorite videos EVER is Gwar doing a cover of "Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car" for a radio bit - shit was hilarious!! Thinking of you, bro.
  • charsphotographicartSo so sooo sorry for your loss :'(
  • _thedraperyfallsWhat a shame :(
  • awolowaDave was comedic brilliance. Kindness and empathy. Deep insights and a big heart. Uncanny sense of justice. Down to earth, and always available in whatever way he could. Front line soldier. Peace dude, you earned it.
  • stuckbychuckRIP Brother, God Rest Your Soul!!!
  • starlord_parrishI remember hearing the opening riff for Sick of You on Scumdogs of the Universe back in 1990, and I was hooked ever since. RIP \,,/ \,,/
  • starlord_parrishI remember hearing the opening riff for Sick of You on Scumdogs of the Universe back in 1990, and I was hooked ever since. RIP \,,/ \,,/
  • jezabratGreat Pic!!!!
  • xcpwxSad day indeed....much respect Randy for this. Metal has truly lost a great musician. RIP Dave.
  • thevividangelThanks Dude, form the wonderful word's on our amazing friend. RIP Dave Brockie.
  • arzrmz✨🙏✨
  • prdfukntat2Love your posts Randy #longlivedavebrockie
  • aneternaldollRip Dave brockie
  • caingillisThis is an excellent photo and kind words to share with everyone. Thank you Randy. I didn't know Dave on any personal level, but I do have fond memories of seeing GWAR on numerous occasions. My younger brother and I would specifically go to GWAR shows wearing plain white shirts just for the colors of blood, piss and shit and who knows what else Oderus' Cuttlefish of Cthulhu would spray at us and the crowd during a GWAR show. Every show was a unique spectacle and experience. The original GWAR stained shirts my brother and I wore home after a show was the proof.
  • foxiemichelleI miss him so much. He was such a wonderful friend.
  • toxicsteel<3<3<3
  • chimpanjesusDave's parting words to me were "fuck shit up". Free and dominant, I left Richmond 30 years ago. Everywhere I went, my brother Brockie's tours eventually clawed. Our 30 year arc of sporadic collisions from Richmond VA's Hollywood Cemetery acid trips, NYC, LA, UK, dragging me to the Van Gogh Museum I'd avoided in A'dam, that f'ing wheatfield with crows painting... infinite empathy.
  • spooky_puppys_houseAll hail our Lord and Master ruler of the Scum Dogs
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