The Grammy-nominated metal band Gwar has been around for 30 years. They are known for their elaborate costumes and crazy concert antics. I first heard of them in the 90’s during a few episodes of MTV’s ‘Beavis and Butthead’.
Original member and lead singer Dave Brockie, known on stage as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at the age of 50 by his roommate last night. Gwar’s former bass guitarist confirmed the news.
In a recent interview, he described the band as punk rock. He was referring to his band’s style as a DIY group from the beginning. They did their own thing and had an extensive touring schedule. They played every hole in the wall and major venue all over the world.
‘Cover Song Month’ is turning out to be one of my favorite series on the year.
“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke and “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk share the title of ‘Song of the Summer.’ Many covers have popped up for both songs, but only two stand out. We posted a cover of “Get Lucky” by San Cisco earlier this month, but now it’s time to do the same with “Blurred Lines”.
Here is Vampire Weekend’s cover of “Blurred Lines”.
I promised to limit myself to one cover of The Cure during ‘Cover Song Month’.
AFI is a talented band full of great guys. Not to name drop or anything, but I’ve met them on a few occasions. The best one was when I was trying to interview Simple Plan and the guys from AFI was in the same room poking fun at them for their height.
What makes AFI’s cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” great is that they did it in front of Robert Smith. They must have been crazy nervous before their performance.