Tag: Oderus Urungus
After months of paperwork, hoop-jumping, and making the appropriate sacrifices, today Slave Pit announces that the GWAR-B-Q is 100% completely legal and confirmed, and set for August 18th at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, Va., the location they had planned on using last year.
As you may recall, last year's GWAR-B-Q was switched from Hadad's to the National Theater because of problems getting the correct permits. Even though the event was still completely awesome most people seemed to agree that generally speaking, GWAR-B-Q's should be held outdoors.
"All the proper arrangements have been made in triplicate and the proper demonic sponsorships attained," said GWAR spokes-thing Oderus Urungus. "It's going to be a stinking hot, beer and beef-smeared metallic murderfest of unprecedented debauchery...the most splat-tac-cular GWAR-B-Q!"
This marks the third consecutive year for the growing festival, and like last year GWAR will headline the event. As Best Friends Day, the hugely popular Richmond music fest, is taking this summer off, the GWAR-B-Q is set to be the hugest heavy music event of the Richmond summer scene. Bands will be spread across two stages and feature such acts as THE CASUALTIES, GHOUL, VALIENT THORR, OCCULTIST, LIONIZE, HIGHNESS, ANTIETAM 1862, MUTWAWA, and BLACK NAKED WINGS. There will also be Spew-O-Lympics, numerous food vendors, endless streams of golden nectar, pools to cool your fevered sun-burn, and much much more, including the return of the Sexecutioner to the GWAR stage for the first time in twelve years. Sexy has completed a lengthy sabbatical beneath the catacombs of Paris with his good friend, Prince Ray Pierre, better known as "Frenchy", the demon of France. His return to the rock stage provides the promise of attaining unprecedented levels of naughtiness.
Added Oderus, "I can't tell you how ecstatic I am to once again be engaging in acts of necro-bestial delight with my old buddy, The Sexecutioner. Well actually, I can. I am ecstatic I am to once again be engaging in acts of necro-bestial delight with my old buddy, The Sexecutioner."
Some of the proceeds from the event will go to benefit Richmond’s Ring Dog Rescue www.ringdogrescue.org
More info on the GWAR-B-Q will be released in the coming weeks.
In other GWAR news, not ones to rest on their laurels, your mutant overlords will be playing a few special shows this summer in addition to the GWAR-B-Q. This includes a performance at The Zombie Prom in New York City, two headlining shows and an appearance at the D-Tox Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec
GWAR’s Oderus Urungus tells Dave Mustaine to “keep [his] mouth f**king shut (video), Mustaine says he’s fully healed from neck surgery
Oderus Urungus has slammed Dave Mustaine for his political views, saying that the Megadeth mainman should "keep [his] mouth fucking shut.," and that was just the start what he had to say to Mustaine.
During an interview with Turbo from RSU Radio and the Metal Meltdown conducted on March 28, Oderus acknowledged that both he and Mustaine have been in the press a lot lately. "Yeah, but see, the difference between Dave Mustaine and Oderus is that Dave Mustaine, every time he opens his mouth, he makes a fucking idiot out of himself," the GWAR frontman said. "You know what?! Keep your mouth fucking shut, Dave Mustaine. Play your fucking guitar, all right?! Maybe keep it to the lyrics of 'Peace Sells'. Anything else… We don't wanna fucking hear about how Obama was born in Africa and how Rick Santorum is your man; he hates fucking heavy metal. Shut the fuck up, Dave Mustaine. Shut the fuck up, you God, cock-s***ing f****t."
Canadian television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos interviewed Mustaine recently, saying that he is certain that President Obama "was born somewhere else than America." "I have a lot of questions about [Obama], but certainly not where he was born," Mustaine said. "I know he was born somewhere else than America."
Stroumboulopoulos then said that that train of thought made the musician part of the "birther" movement and Mustaine replied, "I'm not calling a question to it, I just, you know, it's a point. How come he was invisible until he became whatever he was in Illinois?"
Stroumboulopoulos then pressed Mustaine on his claims, causing him to change the subject. "I don't want to talk about my president," Mustaine said, before going on to admit that he was going to "have to do some more homework on where Obama came from."
Last September, Dave Mustaine underwent surgery for stenosis, a neck and spine condition that he says was caused by years of headbanging.
In a March 31 tweet, Mustaine offered the following update on his health: "Got my 6 mos. X-rays 3/30/12 on my neck. Totally fused, and I can FINALLY start exercising. Thank God, and thanks for your prayers."
Mustaine told the Detroit Free Press in February, "My neck is completely recovered. The surgery was a breeze. The doctor I used ... did Peyton Manning's surgery. Fortunately, my recovery time has been a lot faster than Peyton's. He was in before me and I'm out playing before him. I wish him well in his recovery."
"I can headbang, but I've found with the limitation of, 'Do I want to headbang or do I want to be in a wheelchair?' I kind of toned it down a little bit. There's more body parts you can move around. I mean, I'm not dancing or anything like that but I'm making the best use of it I can." Maybe he can get Santorum to headbang with him.
GWAR kick down some relationship advice, talk ‘Return Of The World Maggot Tour’ and make an appearance on ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ (video)
GWAR sat down with Fuse TV to talk about the second leg of the "Return Of The World Maggot Tour, smoking feces and more. The members of GWAR also graciously agreed to solve the problems of some relationship-challenged individuals. Check out the video below.
GWAR were on their way to a show in nearby Boston, so Oderus Urungus spent an hour on-set of the syndicated and Direct TV 101 Network 'Dan Patrick Show' in Connecticut the morning of March 19th. There was an available seat (that they had to end up replacing) due to Andrew "McLovin" Perloff's paternity-related absence, so Oderus sat and discussed his hometown VCU Rams' exit from March Madness, his allegiance to the "cursed" Washington Redskins, Peyton Manning, his new TV show, the tour and he updated the poll results for Dan as well.
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and GWAR's Oderus Urungus are featured in the new sitcom 'Holliston,' on the FEARnet channel premiering April 3rd.
Holliston is an irreverant and offbeat half-hour buddy comedy series starring directors Adam Green (who also created the show) and Joe Lynch. FEARnet recently gave the series a six-episode order.
Set in the town of Holliston, MA, the sitcom follows the lives of Adam and Joe, two friends chasing the dream of becoming successful horror movie filmmakers while struggling to make ends meet in their post-college jobs at a Boston cable access station where they also host a late night movie program called The Movie Crypt.
"Both Dee Snider and Oderus Urungus exude the kind of larger than life personalities and elements that these characters were written for," says Green. "Both are true performers down to their cores and the entire cast and crew is so excited to have them join our family in these very fun roles that were tailor made for their sensibilities."
Dee Snider survived the first cut in last weeks season five premiere of 'The Celebrity Apprentice.' Former superstar model Cheryl Tiegs was sent home, as the women lost the sandwich selling task to the men. American Chopper’s Paul Teutul, Sr. was the project manager for the men, raising over $350,000 in the task. Watch the full episode here, and be sure to tune in for the next challenge this Sunday night at 9/8 central on NBC.
GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (who goes by the stage name Oderus Urungus) has released the following statement regarding the passing of the band's guitarist Cory Smoot (a.k.a. Flattus Maximus):
"After a restless night spent hurtling through the desolate Canadian wilderness, I crawled from my bunk on the tour bus to face reality, grudgingly aware that the the dark dream that gripped us would not fade with the day. We have lost a brother, a husband, a son, and one of the most talented musicians that ever slung an ax. Cory Smoot, longtime lead guitar player for the band GWAR, has passed at the age of 34.
"As the singer of GWAR and one of his best friends, I feel it is my duty to try and answer some of the questions that surround his tragic and untimely death. I know the sense of loss and pain is far greater in scope than in the insulated environment of a band on tour, and I will do my best to provide what clarity and comfort I can.
"The most glaring question is how? And unfortunately that is the hardest question to answer. The truth will not be known until the medical officials have finished their work. All I can do is relate what we saw with our own eyes.
"The last time I saw Cory was after our show in Minneapolis on Wednesday night. It was a great show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, one of our favorite places to play. Cory was happy. He was excited about the band and especially the new studio he was building in the Slave Pit back in Richmond. He was deeply in love with his wife, Jamie, and was busily planning their family and future in the beautiful home they had. As usual, after some autographs and banter, I was probably the first person in their bunk as we got ready for a big drive into Canada, and Cory and the rest of the guys were not far behind. As I fell into the slumber that only playing GWAR shows can induce, everything seemed right in the world.
"We found Cory the next morning as we collected passports for a border crossing. He was in his bunk, unresponsive, and it quickly was clear that he was dead. It was without a doubt the most horrible moment of my life. That's all I can say about it.
"Within moments, everybody was off the bus, standing in a wind-swept parking lot in the middle of nowhere, trying to come to grips with the shock of it. First the ambulance arrived, and then the police, but there was nothing that could be done other than fully investigate the scene and remove Cory with care and respect.
"We are completely devastated and shocked beyond belief. One night we had our friend and colleague, happy and healthy in the middle of our best tour in years — and the next morning, so suddenly, he was gone. Never have I seen starker proof of the fragility of life.
"Cory will be transported home to Richmond over the next few days, and an announcement regarding services will be made soon.
"We ask everyone to respect the family's wish for privacy, and especially to keep his wife, Jamie, in your thoughts and prayers.
"As we work our way through these difficult days the question is — what will GWAR do? After a lot of consideration, we have decided to carry on with the tour. Although the great temptation would be to return home, curl into a fetal position, and mourn, we can't do that. First off, Cory wouldn't want that. He would want us to go on and would be pissed if we didn't. Plus we know the fans don't want us to quit. They are going to want a chance to come to grips with their loss, and there is no better place to do that than at a GWAR show. Though it's hard to believe, I think we all would feel a lot worse if we stopped. For better or worse, we have to see this through. That doesn't mean that Cory will make his final journey without us. When the arrangements have been finalized, Cory's best friend and GWAR's music tech Dave 'Gibby' Gibson and myself will return home to attend the services and pay the proper respects to our comrade.
"Out of respect to Cory, we have officially retired the character of Flattus Maximus. Flattus has decided to return to his beloved 'Planet Home' and will never return to this mudball planet again. And this is a sadder place for that.
"Just the other day I heard Cory tell a story about how some 20 years ago he was fourteen years old, at his first GWAR show, grabbing at the rubber feet of our then-current Flattus, and how blown away he was at the fact that now HE was the one getting his feet pulled by the same kid that he used to be.
"Cory was always in awe of the patterns of life and went through it with a wide-eyed amazement that translated through his playing. I've never known anyone who could pick up literally any instrument and rock it the first time he touched it, and more than that make it look easy. Behind that rubber monster outfit, and sometimes even obscured by it, was one of the most talented and beautiful people I have ever known. I know everyone whose life was touched by Cory truly loved him, as do we, his bandmates and brothers.
"There should be some kind of announcement soon regarding services, etc. It would be great to have a memorial show at some point soon, where some of the bands that Cory worked with could come together and show their love for this truly amazing man who left us all too soon and will be sorely missed by many, many people."