Anyone familiar with the film Empire Records probably remembers that GWAR had a cameo in the film, when a character gets pulled into the the TV and winds up in the video for “Saddam a Go Go,” where he gets eaten. That’s amazing now, but it was even more transgressive in 1995. The film is celebrating its 20th anniversary next month with three “Rex Manning Day” events at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade Records. While it’s cool enough that the three viewings of the film, all of which are sold out, are happening in the first place, it’s just been announced that GWAR will actually appear at the events for a “live cinematic appearance.” GWAR’s Jizmak Da Gusha commented on their appearance:
I can’t wait for the album throwing contests in NY. Whatever happened to the frisbee? Going back in time to Empire Records is way better than the future. The future sucks.
BBQ Films are presenting the events, and Gabriel Rhoads from BBQ commented on GWAR’s appearance:
We live to make movies immersive, and we are thrilled that the BBQ Films EMPIRE RECORDS event will host an appearance from GWAR, one of the greatest live experiences of all time.
Other acts appearing at the three-day events includ ARMS and JD Adventures on April 8, Charly Bliss, Locksley and The Falling Birds and DJ Leah V and DJ Vacations on April 9 and The Mosers and Born Cages in April 10. Of course, its a bummer that Oderus Urungus isn’t going to be there to reprise his role, but it’s a testament to GWAR that they’ll be able to make it work without him. Metal Insider is so there.
[via Brooklyn Vegan]
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