Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Says He Almost Joined GWAR When He Was A Teenager

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed that he almost joined GWAR when he was a teenager. However, he ultimately passed on the offer and later went on to drum for Nirvana.

Grohl said the following:

“GWAR were looking for a drummer. And I talked to their guitar player Dewey [Rowell, aka ‘Flattus Maximus’] about it. And he’s, like, ‘It’s great, and you get to design your own costume.’ As drummer, you don’t want something that covers your face fully. You want your arms to be free. So I was, like, ‘’Cool.’ So I started kind of drawing this thing. At the time GWAR was a band that would draw like 700 people, right? Which is huge. And then the more I thought about it, am I really gonna invite my uncle to see me play when there’s like fake blood and cum shooting all over the place?”

GWAR’s Mike Bishop has since confirmed the news to Rolling Stone as well:

“Our guitar player Dewey was booking shows in Richmond at the time and we had all seen Dave play with his bands Dain Bramage and later on in Scream. He was already one of the greatest, hardest-hitting drummers I had ever seen. He still is. Dewey called and started the conversation with him about joining GWAR.”

“I was stoked, because I played bass at the time, and I would have loved to jam with him. Just think, he could have been working his ass off playing drums in a rubber monster suit all these years. Boy, did he make the wrong choice.”

Bishop also added the following on social media as his character Blöthar The Berserker:

“He used to hang around the track with all the other young punks jacked on gak. This is back before he lost all his teeth. We hired him and then called him back immediately and fired him. He was in the band for around 7.5 min. He was holding us back.”

GWAR Announce First NFT Collection

GWAR have joined forces with Fanaply to launch their first-ever NFT collection. The digital pieces are currently available at fanaply.com and at gwar.net.

The following was said about the NFTs:

“The GWAR Official NFT Collection includes three different NFTs, featuring music and brand new, original digital art from Matt Maguire of GWAR. The NFTs in partnership with Fanaply will be all minted and backed on the Ethereum blockchain so they are guaranteed scarce and unique. Each NFT will be available to all fans for direct purchase at accessible prices, from $20 to $250.”

Blöthar The Berserker added:

“Our manager Sleazy P. Martini tells me that with these NFTs, our fans will get some cool, original, never-before-seen GWAR art, and they can own a little piece of the GWAR universe. He also tells me that if we sell enough of them, I can buy lots of curly fries.”

Grant Dexter, co-founder and CEO of Fanaply, also commented:

“We’re thrilled to be bringing limited-edition digital assets to the incredible fans of the iconic band GWAR. NFTs offer bands a new and creative way to express themselves to their fan communities, while allowing those fans to collect, commemorate and celebrate the bands creations via our digital collectibles. Our NFTs are built for fans — they are inclusive, environmentally friendly and offer fans real digital ownership for the first time ever.”

The following information was shared for each NFT:

*Scumdog Legionnaire* – Only 10 limited edition NFTs available, for direct purchase for $250:

The rarest of honors that any human can achieve is to fight (and most likely die) beside the Scumdogs of the Universe. The select few who have achieved this privilege have now become Legend!

*Slave of GWAR* – Only 50 limited edition NFTs available, for direct purchase for $40:

Only the cream of the human crop are selected by GWAR to ascend to the status of Slave. In the past, the only way to achieve this honor was through years of physical service to GWAR. Now there is a short cut.

*Bohab 4 Lyfe – 250 limited edition NFTs available, for direct purchase for $20:

Bohabs are humans who worship our Lords and Masters, GWAR. Some claim that the Bohabs are a secret cult, dedicated to chaos and abandon. Some are right. Now you can prove that you are among their ranks with this entry level NFT.

“This Is GWAR” Documentary To Debut At 2021 Fantastic Fest

GWAR’s new documentary, “This Is GWAR,” is set to debut at the 2021 Fantastic Fest, which will take place in Austin, TX on September 23-30. The film was directed by Scott Barber with producers Tommy Avallone and Josh Goldbloom and it will feature interviews with current and past members of the band, Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera and Ethan Embry. It will also include never before seen footage of late frontman Dave Brockie. “Let There Be GWAR” author Bob Gorman commented:

“The story that emerges shows the trials and tribulations of GWAR. The founders of this band deserve credit, and that perspective is in there, but it also follows the story of those who have lived with the band and sought to keep it alive these many years.”

GWAR To Release “Scumdogs XXX Live” In September

GWAR will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Scumdogs XXX Live” on September 10. The effort was recorded during the band’s October, 30, 2020 livestream show and it can be pre-ordered HERE. A live video for “Love Surgery” can also be found below:

“Scumdogs XXX Live” Track Listing:

01. “The Salamanizer”
02. “The Years Without Light”
03. “Sexecutioner”
04. “Black And Huge”
05. “Vlad The Impaler”
06. “Death Pod”
07. “Maggots”
08. “Love Surgery”
09. “Horror Of Yig”
10. “King Queen”
11. “Sick Of You”
12. “Techno’s Song”
13. “U Ain’t Shit”
14. “Cool Place To Park”
15. “Slaughterama”

Blu-ray/DVD Bonus Content:

  • Behind the Scenes with Sleazy P Martini
  • The Return of Techno Destructo
  • Bälsäc and Jizmak Meet a Young Fan
  • Backstage with the Bad Biker Bitch
  • Pustulus Amp Check
  • Bonesnapper Meets The Sexecutioner
  • Slymenstra’s Green Room

Plus:

  • Behind the Murder
  • Ronan on Scumdogs
  • Espresso Destructo Coffee
  • Vinyl To Die For
  • Liquid Death – Keep the Underworld Beautiful

Special Bonus:

  • A Glimpse Behind the (Actual) Scenes
  • Audio Commentary from GWAR

Vocalist Blóthar commented:

“This thing was a three-ring gangbang circus from the drop. I just wanted to hang around with our old friends and get blasted, but of course, we had to face all of our Scumdogs era villains; Techno Destucto, the Redneck From Hell, and the Bad Biker Bitch to name a few. All was well until Slymenstra lit me on fire during her torch dance. With friends like that, who needs enemies?”

Pre-Orders Launched For High On Plastic’s New Vinyl Figure Of GWAR’s Oderus Urungus

High On Plastic Toys have officially launched pre-orders for their new 10″ vinyl figure of late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus. There are three options available at gwar.net including a standard edition, a limited glow-in-the-dark translucent blue edition, and a limited orange with green ooze edition. A red blank edition is also available at H.O.P. Toys. Blóthar commented:

“I’ve had a blast with this little guy. I got blackout drunk and played with it in the bathtub. I got a little carried anyway, and I wound up at the ER to have it removed from my No No spot. Just like the old days with Oderus!!!”

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GWAR Announce “Scumdogs Of The Universe” 30th Anniversary Tour With Napalm Death, Eyehategod, & Madball

GWAR will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Scumdogs Of The Universe” by performing it in full on a fall headlining tour. Napalm Death and Eyehategod will join them on most dates, while Madball will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Madball and Eyehategod:

09/16 Richmond, VA – The National
09/17 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
09/18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest (GWAR only)
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

With Napalm Death and Eyehategod:

10/28 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10/29 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/30 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/31 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11/01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/02 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
11/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/05 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
11/06 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
11/07 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/08 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11/11 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/13 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
11/15 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/16 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
11/18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/19 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto
11/20 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
11/22 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/23 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
11/24 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11/26 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
11/27 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/28 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/30 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/01 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
12/03 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
12/04 Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar
12/06 Billings, MT – Pub Station
12/07 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
12/08 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
12/09 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12/10 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre
12/11 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Blóthar The Berserker commented

“We’ve been saving it up, and we are ready to explode all over the face of this nation with a dazzling flood of chaotic shock rock load. But don’t even try to come to a show on this tour unless you are unvaccinated, covid positive and willing to submit to an enthusiastic rectal temperature check at the hands of our degenerate road crew.”

GWAR To Reissue “Lust In Space” And “Bloody Pit Of Horror” On Vinyl

GWAR have announced that they will be reissuing “Lust In Space” and “Bloody Pit Of Horror” on vinyl. Both records will be available on July 16 with “Lust In Space” set to be released on silver and clear with magenta and purple splatter vinyl and “Bloody Pit Of Horror” set to be released on black inside red and orange and red melt vinyl.

GWAR Premiere Video For Acoustic Version Of “I’ll Be Your Monster”

GWAR have premiered a new video for their acoustic version of “I’ll Be Your Monster.“ This track is from the band’s new acoustic EP “The Disc With No Name,“ which will be released on May 28.

High On Plastic Toys To Release New Vinyl Figure Of GWAR’s Oderus Urungus

High On Plastic Toys will be releasing a new vinyl figure of late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus later this year. You can check out prototypes of the 10″ toy below:

[via The PRP]

GWAR Premiere Video For Acoustic Version Of “Fuck This Place”

GWAR have premiered a new video for their acoustic version of “Fuck This Place.“ This track is from the band’s new acoustic EP “The Disc With No Name,“ which will be released on May 28. Pustulus Maximus commented:

“I forgot to pay my electric bill so we were forced to rehearse acoustically and this is the result. The GWAR, the bad, and the ugly.”

Blóthar The Berserker added:

“This isn’t what I thought they meant by ‘unplugged.’ I haven’t been able to muster a turd for years.”