With less than a month to go, it has been announced that the Misfits have been added to this year's Gwar-B-Q. Bassist/vocalist (and sole remaining original member) Jerry Only will also participate in a 'VIP Celebrity Meet & Meat' alongside others such as Ice-T, Bam Margera, Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), as well as your Galactic Overlords themselves, GWAR.
Further, A "viking funeral" for the band's late frontman, Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie, will be held a day prior to the GWAR-B-Q at the same location. Jello Biafra will serve as the viking funeral's master of ceremonies. Reportedly, Oderus' body will be set ablaze on the "SS Boat," which, of course, is the craft that the proto-GWAR band Death Piggy would often ride onto the stage. Jello Biafra starred alongside GWAR in their Skullhedface film.
The Gwar-B-Q will be held at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, VA on August 16th and feature performances from Body Count, Hatebreed, Revocation and many more. Brockie was found dead by his roommate earlier this year.
Full details of the event can be found at the official Gwar-B-Q site.
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The centerpiece of the original vinyl release was a recording of the concert at the Electric Ballroom that grew out of the band's performance art-based residency at the Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre the previous November.
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Posted by mark on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Shirts for a Cure, the organization dedicated to raising money for cancer patients in need after the death of founder Mark Beemer's wife, was robbed at the Virginia Beach, VA stop of the Vans Warped Tour on July 23.
According to the organization's Facebook:
This is not a post we ever thought we would ever have to make, but unfortunately we were robbed yesterday at the Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach. Anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities. For those who don't know, our profits go directly to cancer patients in need and so having our money stolen is a huge loss for our cause. Our donations from this summer were designated to help with our ongoing financial support of the Community Health Center in Chicago and we do not want to let this organization down. We really need your help in replacing the funds that were tragically stolen.
Direct donations can be made at this location.
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