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Guitarist for metal band GWAR is found dead in tour bus in Minneapolis
pioneer press ^ | 11-4-11 | tad vezner

Posted on 11/04/2011 5:27:56 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

The day after playing in a Minneapolis concert, Cory Smoot - also known as Flattus Maximus, the guitarist for metal band GWAR - was found dead on the band's tour bus Thursday.

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie released a statement Thursday to Brooklyn, N.Y.-based MetalSucks, an online site featuring posts on heavy metal music.

"Cory was found deceased this morning as the band prepared for a border crossing. There is no word as to the cause of death and the members of GWAR are completely shocked and devastated that this has occurred. At this point there is no word on arrangements and the disposition of the remainder of GWAR's current North American tour, nor are there any details regarding long term plans," Brockie said, adding that a full statement would be released in "the next day or so."

The band played at First Avenue on Wednesday. They were crossing into Canada on Thursday and were due to perform Friday evening in Edmonton, Alberta.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: dead; guitarist; gwar; minneapolis
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1 posted on 11/04/2011 5:28:02 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB
He seemed like such a nice boy....


2 posted on 11/04/2011 5:30:47 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Flatlinus Maximus.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 5:31:49 AM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Let me guess.... Natural Causes. /s


4 posted on 11/04/2011 5:33:36 AM PDT by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
GWAR was Beavis & Butthead's favorite group, notwithstanding the AC/DC and Metallica t-shirts they wore...


5 posted on 11/04/2011 5:35:42 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I cut my heavy metal teeth on GWAR! They use a lot of brass and fast, heavy riffs in their music. It’s PERFECT for pushing out that last rep on the bench or running that last 1000 ft. before dropping in the grass.

This is sad. They were quite the stage performers, as you can see by their costumes.

Believe it or not, the metal community is very much against drug use. There are obviously outliers, but in general, the idea of metal is that it gets you moving and is a replacement for drugs. Lord knows I’ve had my time of it!


6 posted on 11/04/2011 5:36:42 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: COBOL2Java

What border were they preparing to cross ?


7 posted on 11/04/2011 5:37:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: catfish1957

Death by Misadventure?


8 posted on 11/04/2011 5:37:38 AM PDT by digger48
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To: rarestia

And we just learned MPLS was moved to near the Canadian border...idiot reporters.


9 posted on 11/04/2011 5:38:44 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Joe 6-pack

A fine, upstanding citizen. He will surely be missed.


10 posted on 11/04/2011 5:38:44 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: digger48

That’s only in England.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 5:39:19 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: WOBBLY BOB; Grizzled Bear

Metal Ping


12 posted on 11/04/2011 5:40:06 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: rarestia

No offense, but they seem like a low grade knock off of Alice Cooper (theatrics) and Metallica (riffs). And I cut my teeth on Black Sabbath. I have seen ‘em all.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 5:40:32 AM PDT by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: catfish1957
Let me guess.... Natural Causes. /s

Natural causes, indeed! The human body wasn't built to withstand years and years of massive doses of drugs, alcohol, and other pollutants.

Reminds me of how sad I was when I learned that John Entwistle was found dead. :-(


14 posted on 11/04/2011 5:41:24 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
What border were they preparing to cross ?

Whatever border it was, looks like Cory made it...

15 posted on 11/04/2011 5:43:30 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’m sure his parents are proud...

Gwar Destroys Suburbia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ElFtCnhSR0


16 posted on 11/04/2011 5:44:32 AM PDT by TSgt (whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to abolish it.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
GWAR!!!! HEH-HEH....HEHEH.....


17 posted on 11/04/2011 5:45:29 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Never cared much for the satanic imagery favored by so many heavy metal bands (and I’m a heavy metal fan.)


18 posted on 11/04/2011 5:46:02 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Anoreth

Some of that horrid noise Bill listens to?


19 posted on 11/04/2011 5:46:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I'm sure your dog likes you.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

What’s not to love? GWAR was a Giant leap for civilization

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBTVmfwt4Yc


20 posted on 11/04/2011 5:49:08 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Is this the group who's band-member(Odorous)appears on Red Eye occasionally?

(the guy's hilarious)

21 posted on 11/04/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

God What Awful Racket.. Check out the Joan Rivers interview.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWRKlNlRsgI


22 posted on 11/04/2011 5:56:33 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Our Northern Neighbors most likely.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 6:00:00 AM PDT by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily)
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To: COBOL2Java

You hit those softballs pretty well...


24 posted on 11/04/2011 6:00:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Did he join the 27 Club?


25 posted on 11/04/2011 6:00:42 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“Cory was found deceased this morning as the band prepared for a border crossing.”

Good thing they didn’t find him *at* the border crossing. I’m sure the RCMP would have been amused.

Don’t know anything about the guy, so RIP.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 6:01:04 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Minneapolis is a lot closer to the Kanukistanian border than say... Des Moines, IA.


27 posted on 11/04/2011 6:04:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Same group. The lead singer is the one who used to be on Red Eye. I believe he was let go after they did a mock execution of Palin at a concert.


28 posted on 11/04/2011 6:05:25 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: catfish1957

It’s a generational thing, I suppose. Of course I love Metallica (pre-Load), but GWAR brought something to the stage that even a sweaty James Hetfield couldn’t: presence.

Metallica always felt... fake. When I was at their concerts, it was like 4 guys on stage doing 4 different things that happened to sound good. GWAR actually look like they’re having fun on stage if not for the gallons of sweat they pour out under those costumes.

Never really got into Alice Cooper. I know he’s practically the Godfather of hard rock/metal, but I’m not familiar with his catalog.


29 posted on 11/04/2011 6:10:58 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Oh, God no! Now what the heck will I do for enjoyable music! So clean cut, so inspirational! Why,... I’m totally bereft! Oh the humanity!


30 posted on 11/04/2011 6:13:28 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Wow, I remember buying my first GWAR album. I always had respect for them because of their humor.


31 posted on 11/04/2011 6:13:45 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: COBOL2Java
"The human body wasn't built to withstand years and years of massive doses of drugs, alcohol, and other pollutants. "

Actually, it was....and I offer Keith Richards as my evidence.

However, if one injects something, it bypasses ALL of the fail-safe mechanisms built into the body's anti-poison self-preservation system....

32 posted on 11/04/2011 6:14:23 AM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: catfish1957
et me guess.... Natural Causes. /s

When overdosing, it's natural that you could die.

33 posted on 11/04/2011 6:16:26 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: COBOL2Java
The human body wasn't built to withstand years and years of massive doses of drugs, alcohol, and other pollutants.

Tell that to Keith Richards.

34 posted on 11/04/2011 6:19:23 AM PDT by filospinato
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To: rarestia
I played drums in Metal bands for 20 years staring in 1980. We were all big Reagan supporters. Best Gun Award went to a drummer from Melrose who had a Type 54 Czechoslovakian.
35 posted on 11/04/2011 6:19:51 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I’m more of a UFO variety Metalist.


36 posted on 11/04/2011 6:20:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

OKAY, YOU WIN.........


37 posted on 11/04/2011 6:21:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Actually most members of GWAR are fine, upstanding citizens. They own several art galleries here in Richmond, VA and are very active in the art community.


38 posted on 11/04/2011 6:22:49 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

If an airliner were to crash on the US-CANUK border, which side of the border do you bury the survivors?


39 posted on 11/04/2011 6:26:36 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: rarestia
If you want stage presence try Rammstein. Best shows I've seen ever!!

(best videos too - don't need to understand a word of German to enjoy them)

I know, they're not for everyone, but if you like heavy metal, you'll LOVE Rammstain

40 posted on 11/04/2011 6:26:40 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: rarestia

“Believe it or not, the metal community is very much against drug use. There are obviously outliers, but in general, the idea of metal is that it gets you moving and is a replacement for drugs.”

This metalhead agrees! (Yes, I listen to heavy metal while I clean the house. Nothing gets me moving better. It also helps me overcome the fear when I have to tackle the kids’ bathroom.)

The druggies seem to listen to some weird, mellow crap.


41 posted on 11/04/2011 6:30:27 AM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: KosmicKitty

Rammstein are incredible.


42 posted on 11/04/2011 6:32:26 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: COBOL2Java
“Reminds me of how sad I was when I learned that John Entwistle was found dead”

Yep the Ox has been missed. Amazing Bass player. Best evidence...listen to “Dreaming from the Waist” live version from the “Who by Numbers” Reissue/Remastered issue. Simply amazing performance, Thunder Fingers indeed.

43 posted on 11/04/2011 6:34:20 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Photobucket Brother?
44 posted on 11/04/2011 6:35:17 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: KosmicKitty

My only problem with Rammstein is that it’s all in German. I’ve jammed to them on more than one occasion, and while I’ve never seen them in concert, I heard it is a spectacle to behold!


45 posted on 11/04/2011 6:35:48 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: All

as far as GWAR is concerned, they were very tongue in cheek.
They are sort of the “WWE” of the metal world.


46 posted on 11/04/2011 6:36:32 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: All

I’m a conservative and I love hard rock and metal.
I am a fan of King Diamond as well as other bands/musicians that probably don’t sit well with a lot of other conservatives, but hey, my choice!


47 posted on 11/04/2011 6:38:12 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: DAC21

Throw “Boris the Spider” into that one as well. Best bass intro ever.


48 posted on 11/04/2011 6:38:20 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Marie

Kids today aren’t drinking and smoking dope anymore. They’re eating Xanax and Hydrocodone and zoning out to crap like Dashboard Confessional or Coheed and Cambria.

Give me Killswitch Engage, Godsmack, KoRn, Nonpoint, Sevendust, or Powerman 5000 ANY DAY, ANY WAY. I’d rather thrash around a mosh pit and get a little bruised and beaten than pop and pill and become a pile of mush.

Despite having my nose broken on more than one occasion in a mosh pit, I’ve found that there’s an unspoken camaraderie in the pit. Someone falls, you pick them up. Someone gets hurt, you let them out of the pit. You go to some of these new age rock or punk concerts, and you’ve got assholes with nails in their boots and full on brawls in the middle of the crowds.

Metal is organized chaos.


49 posted on 11/04/2011 6:44:34 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

I’ve actually picked up a bit of German from Rammstein. Of course, what I’ve learned won’t get me too far. for example, Ich tu dir weh - I hurt you ;-)

Saw them at MSG and at the Izod in New Jersey. Same show, but I wish I could see them again. They really do an unbelievable stage show. At the Garden, there were 11 semi’s parked outside to carry all their stuff.


50 posted on 11/04/2011 6:44:47 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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