Surviving Gwar Members Start Dave Brockie Foundation, Plan to Erect Tributary Monument
Published Apr 10, 2014A couple of weeks following the death of Gwar vocalist Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus), the surviving members of the metal band have announced they've formed a new foundation in tribute to their fallen bandmate.
Today (April 10), the group revealed plans to start up the Dave Brockie Foundation, described in a statement as "a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts."
The group statement continued: "It will endeavour to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave's body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels."
The foundation is also hoping to catalog a number of Brockie's artistic ventures, including original images and recordings, and present them to the world. It also has plans to erect a memorial monument to Brockie in his native Richmond, VA, "to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man."
You can donate to the Dave Brockie Foundation here, through Gwar's website.
The remaining members of Gwar also issued a video tribute to Brockie, confirming that they will hold a free public memorial service to the singer August 15 at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, a day ahead of the group's annual GWAR-B-Q. You can watch the group salute their late singer down below.
As previously reported, Brockie was found dead at his Richmond home on March 23. A cause of death has yet to be revealed, with the band's manager Jack Flanagan having previously issued a statement explaining it could be months before the autopsy report returns. Brockie was 50 years old.