The co-founder of new-wave band Devo, Jerry Casale, and his wife, Krista Napp, hung images of their faces from a Twin Towers-shaped wedding cake to celebrate their wedding last Friday (September 11).
On the same day fourteen years previously, the old World Trade Center’s two towers were brought down by terrorist attacks and 2,977 people were killed.
At the wedding in Santa Monica, California, Devo frontman and bassist Casale also gave his guests Stanley knives as presents, which are said to have been used by the terrorists who hijacked the planes used to make the attacks.
According to TMZ, one guest said that Jerry has “real heart as an artist, and is a super sweet guy.” See an image from the wedding below:
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One of Devo’s founding members, and Jerry’s brother, Bob Casale, died last year at the age of 61. The guitarist passed away on February 17 from health complications which led to heart failure.
Jerry Casale confirmed the news, paying tribute to his sibling, saying: “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer, and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got.”
The cult new-wave band formed in Ohio in 1972, the classic line-up of the band consisting of the Casale brothers, Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Alan Myers. They released their debut album, ‘Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!’ in 1978 and are best known for their 1980 single ‘Whip It’.
Arcade Fire paid tribute to Devo by covering their track ‘Uncontrollable Urge’ during a show in Los Angeles in October 2013, and invited the band to support them on their US tour in July 2014.