It is with a heavy heart that I write that Davie Brockie, lead singer of Gwar (Oderus Urungus) has passed away. Gwar were a huge influence on Heroin skateboards, reminding us never to take anything too seriously, and that just because someone is from outer space and want to destroy your whole planet that it doesn't mean that they're not awesome. Myself and Alan Glass wouldn't watch skate videos before we went out skating, we'd watch the Gwar live video "Live from Antarctica" and it was such a huge influence on us that we decided to name the third Heroin video after it in tribute. The last time they played in L.A. I brought Rogie, Steve Malet and Craig Questions to see them, explaining that as a Heroin rider it's your responsibility to see Gwar.
I can't express enough how amazing a Gwar show is, it will ruin every other show, you'll be bitterly disappointed when you figure out that all other shows are just guys standing around and playing music, no beheadings, no giant worms from space eating members of the audience, no fighting dinosaurs.
I thank Gwar an infinite amount for the pleasure they have brought me over the years. Here is my video part from "Live from Antarctica" our DVD from 2005. Which features the Gwar song "The Salamainizer". Now go and buy Scumdogs of the Universe and listen to it 100 times.