Dave Grohl dedicated a song to Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie at a show in Gwar's home city
A member of Gwar says Foo Fighters’ heartfelt tribute to his band’s late frontman put him off his original intention – of killing Dave Grohl.
Foo Fighters paid tribute to Oderus Urungus – the stage name of Dave Brockie, who died of a heroin overdose in March 2014 – at their crowdsourced gig in Gwar’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia last week (September 17).
Grohl, who was a fan of the horror metal act, told the crowd that sadly, the band did not feel the same about him. “One of the greatest compliments, or non-compliments, that I have ever gotten in my life, I remember seeing this interview with Dave Brockie where they asked Brockie about a Grammy nomination, and somehow he made his way to me, and he said ‘Dave Grohl, he’s actually had his teeth removed so he could fit more Grammy dicks in his fucking mouth.’ So, right now, I give it up to Brockie,” said Grohl. “He would fucking hate that I dedicated a fucking song to him.”
Gwar drummer Jizmak Da Gusha has since posted a video to YouTube in which he explains that the tribute may have spared Grohl’s life – click above to watch.
He said: “I had every intention of going to the Foo Fighters show to kill Dave Grohl but he said something really nice about Oderus and I decided I’m going to spare his life this time. Besides, the backstage brownies were delicious. Thanks, Dave!”
Foo Fighters’ unique gig at the 1,500 capacity The National venue was scheduled following an online campaign orchestrated by fans to bring the band to Richmond for the first time since 1998. Read a full report from the gig here.
Meanwhile, Gwar have confirmed that Kim Dylla, aka Vulvatron, will replace the late Oderus Urungus as singer, joining vocalist Blöthar in fronting the band. She joins Gwar from the group Kung Fu Dykes, and previously performed with the band at the annual Gwar-BQ event in 2013.
Known for their outrageous costumes and prosthetics, Gwar released their 13th album in 2013 and mark their 30th anniversary this year. According to Gwar’s mythology, Oderus Urungus was 43 billion years old and was assembled on a planet called Scumdogia. The new chapter dictates that Vulvatron and Blöthar will lead a quest together for the departed Urungus.
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