GWAR Apparently Made A Cameo In The Pilot Episode Of “Rick And Morty”

As GWAR themselves have pointed out, the late Oderus Urungus and Beefcake The Mighty apparently made a cameo in the pilot episode of “Rick In Morty” back in 2013. You can see a photo of that in the below tweet. This isn’t the only time GWAR have had a connection with the show either. The band also recently helped destroy a “Rick And Morty” themed bar in Washington D.C. after it was forced to close down following a cease-and-desist from Turner Broadcasting. You can read more about that and see some photos over at Vice.

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Mini Figure Of GWAR’S Oderus Urungus Set To Be Released In October

Monstarz have created a new limited edition 4.5″ hand-painted resin figure of late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus (aka Dave Brockie). That collectible is expected to be released in late October, and is now available to preorder at aggronautix.com.

GWAR Comment On Lawsuit Filed By Dave Brockie’s Father

Yesterday, it was revealed that GWAR, as well as Slave Pit Inc., have been sued by Dave Brockie’s (aka Oderus Urungus) father, William Brockie. The lawsuit was filed for the vocalist’s remains, possessions, and for the band allegedly capitalizing on his death. The band has since issued their own statement on the issue:

GWAR Sued By Dave Brockie’s Father

GWAR, as well as Slave Pit Inc., have apparently been sued by Dave Brockie’s (aka Oderus Urungus) father, William Brockie, for the vocalist’s remains possessions, and for the band allegedly capitalizing on Dave’s death.

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According to Style Weekly, William Brockie wants $1 million dollars to compensate for “compensatory damages, punitive damages, and injunctive relief on claims of conversion, breach of contract, and unauthorized use of David Brockie’s image.” He claims the band stole his son’s ashes, artwork, and other items, such as bass guitars. He also said that Dave was never paid for the band’s Asian/Australian tours in 2014.

William went on to say that Brad Roberts (aka Jizmak Da Gusha) was the mastermind of the conspiracy and that he, along with the other members of GWAR and their management, were trying to take control of his son’s estate. He added that when the family requested Dave’s ashes they were only given a small percentage, delivered in a plastic bag.

Lastly, William is also angry that the band used Dave’s likeness, at last year’s GWAR-B-Q, without asking for permission.

Basically, there is a whole lot of drama surrounding the situation and fans will just have to wait and see how it plays out. R.I.P. Oderus.

GWARbar Officially Open For Business

GWAR’s new bar, called the GWARbar, has been up and running for a few weeks now. The bar was opened on New Year’s Eve and has had large amounts of fans coming and checking it out ever since.

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The GWARbar, which is located at 217 E. Clay St., in Richmond Virginia, originally came about after late frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) and Johnathan Staples (James River Distillery) came up with the idea. Now, with the help of Travis Croxton of Rappahannock, the dream has become a reality. Patrons can now visit the bar to eat “intergalactic junk food” and drink signature drinks out of GWAR tiki cups.

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Oderus Urungus Set On Fire In Viking Funeral

On Friday (August 15) GWAR had a Viking style funeral to memorialize fallen vocalist Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus, who died of heroin overdose in March. During the memorial family, friends and fans, including people like Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) and Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), payed respects to the frontman, and then Brockie’s alter-ego, Oderus Urungus, was set ablaze on a Viking ship in the middle of Hadad’s Lake, in Virginia.

Randy Blythe has also posted another tribute via Instagram:

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Tonight we sent Oderus home in a fitting manner at the public memorial for Dave Brockie. A blazing Viking ship with Oderus laid out in it, the cuttlefish pointing proudly straight up. Watching my friend Dave's costume go up in flames in front of a thousand fans was so much more intense for me than the private memorial for friends & family we had April Fool's Day. I spoke at both of them, as GWAR asked me to, & both times as I spoke I was sad. But watching his alter-ego burn tore me up way more than the first memorial, maybe because there was Dave, the human who was my friend who just "left us"- I never saw his body- & then there was Oderus, who was something entirely else. To watch his stage gear burn was like watching part of my life literally go up in flames. I was sobbing my eyes out as I took this photo. It was just a super-intense moment. Very beautiful, but overwhelming. Fly free, Oderus- you are missed.

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“Tonight we sent Oderus home in a fitting manner at the public memorial for Dave Brockie. A blazing Viking ship with Oderus laid out in it, the cuttlefish pointing proudly straight up. Watching my friend Dave’s costume go up in flames in front of a thousand fans was so much more intense for me than the private memorial for friends & family we had April Fool’s Day. I spoke at both of them, as GWAR asked me to, & both times as I spoke I was sad. But watching his alter-ego burn tore me up way more than the first memorial, maybe because there was Dave, the human who was my friend who just “left us”- I never saw his body- & then there was Oderus, who was something entirely else. To watch his stage gear burn was like watching part of my life literally go up in flames. I was sobbing my eyes out as I took this photo. It was just a super-intense moment. Very beautiful, but overwhelming. Fly free, Oderus- you are missed.”

Check out the Viking funeral:

Also, the band took the stage for the first time since Brockie’s death, at the 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q, which was held the day after the memorial (August 16). Mike Bishop served as the primary vocalist for the set.

Check out fan-filmed footage of the performance:

So, GWAR will continue on and keep Brockie’s memory alive.

R.I.P. Oderus

Dave Brockie’s Cause Of Death Revealed

On March 23, the metal world lost GWAR vocalist, Oderus Urungus, and now his cause of death has been revealed. According to CBS 6, the Medical Examiner’s Office has reported that Dave Bockie passed away, due to acute heroin toxicity. His death has now been ruled an accidental overdose.

R.I.P. Oderus.

(Image from CBS 6)

(Image from CBS 6)