Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus at crowdfunded gig

'He would fucking hate that I dedicated a fucking song to him,' said Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters paid tribute to late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus – the stage name of Dave Brockie – at their crowdfunded gig in in Richmond, Virginia earlier this week (September 17).

Dave Grohl, who was a fan of the Richmond-based 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, via Rolling Stone. “He would fucking hate that I dedicated a fucking song to him.” Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose in March of this year.

Read a full report from the Richmond gig by clicking here. The 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.

Meanwhile, Gwar have confirmed that Kim Dylla, aka Vulvatron, will replace the late Oderus Urungus as lead singer of the band. In August, he was given a traditional viking send-off involving his stage costume being set on fire.

New singer Vulvatron will join vocalist Blöthar in fronting the band. She joins Gwar from her regular band, Kung Fu Dykes. She previously performed with the band at the group’s 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. He wielded a sword called Unt Lick. The latest chapter of the band’s mythology dictates that Vulvatron and Blöthar will lead a quest together for the departed Oderus Urungus.