Foo Fighters Day finally arrived on September 17th in Richmond, Virginia as Dave Grohl and company performed a crowdfunded concert at the city’s National Theater. Richmond was also the home of shock rockers Gwar and their longtime frontman Oderus Urungus, a.k.a. Dave Brockie, who passed away in March 2014. Grohl, who got his start drumming on the Washington D.C. hardcore scene and grew up in a nearby Virginia suburb, shared with the Richmond crowd the story about the first time he ever saw Gwar, Revolver reports. While Grohl marveled at the sight and sound of the costumed thrash metal act, the feeling was not mutual.
“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,” Grohl told the crowd. “He would fucking hate that I dedicated a fucking song to him.”
Here’s the infamous Oderus Urungus interview where he trashes the Grammys, Grohl and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong:
Brockie died of a heroin overdose just days before the band’s annual Gwar-B-Q gathering. The singer was eventually laid to rest in a Viking funeral on Hadid’s Lake in Richmond. After the Virginia city managed to crowdfund a Foo Fighters concert, their next objective is to open a Gwar Bar.