GWAR lawsuit

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  1. Shithead

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    Father of late GWAR frontman claims bandmates stole singer’s cremains, ripped off his estate: report
    BY Philip Caulfield
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:54 AM
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    GWAR singer Dave Brockie performs as his character, Oderus Urungus. Brockie's father is now suing the band.
    The surviving members of metal band GWAR stole their dead frontman's ashes from his father and once sent a portion of the remains to him in an old plastic bag with a credit card logo on it, the dad claims in a lawsuit.

    William Brockie, father of late GWAR singer Dave Brockie, filed a $1 million suit against his son's bandmates for stealing the late singer's gear including instruments, ripping off his estate and trying to cash in on his likeness after his death last year, NBC News reported.

    Dave Brockie, 50, who performed under the name "Oderus Urungus" for the cartoonishly grotesque band, died of an accidental heroin overdose in March 2014.

    A band member found him sitting upright in a chair inside his Richmond home, police said.

    In the suit, the elder Brockie contends the band and their management company, Slave Pit Inc., "immediately" sought to capitalize on the singer's sudden death by stealing some of his property, including bass guitars, artwork and a gold record.

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    Guitarist Brent Purgason, aka Pustulus Maximus, is shown onstage in Seattle in November.
    The group also bilked Brockie's estate out of the singer's share of recent tour proceeds and cooked up forged documents saying they could use his likeness on new merch, according to the suit, NBC News reported.

    Brockie also claims the band kept his son's cremated remains locked up at their Richmond headquarters and wouldn't give him access to them.

    Eventually, though, they relented and sent him a small portion of the cremains in a used plastic bag with a Discover card logo on it, the suit said.

    Brockie filed the suit in state circuit court in Richmond on Thursday.

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    Dave Brockie, shown in July 2012, died in March 2014 of an accidental heroin overdose.
    The band hasn't commented on the lawsuit.

    Dave Brockie and his bandmates formed GWAR as Virginia Commonwealth University arts students in the early 1980s.

    The band went on to achieve cultish success over the next 30 years and even snagged a Grammy nod in 1992 for their feature film, "Phallus in Wonderland."
     
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  2. My O Face

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    How is this stern related?
     
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    They're both ugly as shit, Gwar with the prostetics
     
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    anything with a lawsuit is Stern related
     
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    There are several interviews out there with footage with Brockie saying he wants Gwar to continue on with the same characters/costumes after he is gone.
     
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    PelicanWig Beautiful Soup

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    I despise people that post that. Just shut up and don't click. Is it really a big deal? I like and am interested in this thread.
     
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    Papa Brockie sounds like a real piece of shit.
     
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    If his dad was worse, Brockie would of had to rebel harder by turning Ted Bundy.
     
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    if what he says is true then it's not cool. you don't steal someone's remains from their family
     
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    Released after his death.

     
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    the big news here is that Gwar had a gold record,they never really got lots of sales.Almost saw them live,didn`t go.Kind of Kiss,without big shows or big record sales.
     
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    Gwar was like KISS without the faggotry.
     
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    I think they put allot emphasis on the gimmickry of the costumes,and some of their music was good too. Faggotry or not Kiss was huge,Gwar was not.Fact.
     
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    I would put up Sadaam A Go-Go against Lick it up. :fil:
     
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    their original costumes left a lot to be desired


     
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    Hail Saddam a go go!
     
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    I don't think Gwar has a million dollars to settle the suit. They might not even have a thousand dollars.
     
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    If you want stern relate posts head on over to SFN, all of the post are stern related, granted they are all weeks old because it's hard to come up with new stern related topics these days
     
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