It's being reported by Style Weekly that David Brockie, better known as GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus, has died. He was 50 years old.
Brockie was reportedly found dead at his home on March 23rd by roommates.
"I wish it was a joke," says former band member Chris Bopst, a music writer for Style. "Everyone is in shock."
Last week saw the debut of Rising West - a "new band" that was formed to make a statement or two about the current state of affairs in Queensryche. It says, pretty loudly, that the band behind vocalist Geoff Tate pretty much hate him and don't want to work with him anymore. It also loudly proclaims that the guys in the band do not believe in the direction that Tate and his wife have taken the band into. Finally, it definitely screams out that they are going to take their legacy with them into something new, and Geoff Tate can do nothing about it. In short, what's truly rising in the west is a mutiny from within the ranks of one of the most respected bands to come out of the 80s scene.
As a fan of Queensryche since their very beginnings, I can only ask...plead really...Geoff, please retire the name Queensryche and move forward with your solo career. Please do not drag it through the mud the way so many bands have done over the past decade.
Hey there Pitriff friends!
In cooperation with our friends at Standby Records, we are offering everyone a free MP3 of Star City Meltdown's first single, "Here With You".
Star City Meltdown is a pretty kick ass modern hard rock band, and I'm personally digging this tune "Here With You". Check it out and see if you dig it!
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The brand new episode of Ron Keel's "Streets Of Rock N' Roll" has be posted.
To listen to the latest episode, recorded from the road as Keel traveled on tour throughout the western portion of the United States, visit the player on the right side of the screen!
For more information on "The Streets Of Rock N' Roll", click HERE.