Gwar Set to Unveil Memorial Marker at Dave Brockie’s Gravesite
The metal world tragically lost Gwar frontman and co-founder Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, back in 2014 at the age of just 50. This coming August 30th, on what would have been Brockie’s 56th birthday, his family and band will unveil a special memorial marker at Brockie’s gravesite that will allow fans the world over to pay tribute to the iconic frontman.
The monument will be unveiled at 2pm on August 30th at the Hollywood Cemetery in Brockie’s hometown of Richmond, VA. The event is free and open to the public, as is a party the next day at the GWARbar in Richmond that will feature a performance by RAWG, touted by a press release as “the greatest GWAR tribute band of all time.”
The Gwar camp comments:
“We thank the many people who donated time and money to make this a reality. We hope the marker will provide a long-needed place for Brockie’s friends, family, and fans to pay their respects to this wonderful and deeply talented human being, and of course, to Dave’s famous creation; Oderus Urungus, who will always be remembered as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history.”
We’ll post an update after the unveiling with photos of the monument, which I certainly hope will do Brockie justice in the most ostentatious fashion possible.