It’s been almost two weeks since the passing of Dave Brockie, and the metal community is still grieving his death. Now the surviving members of GWAR have come together to issue a joint video statement addressing the death of their band mate and announce the creation of The Dave Brockie Foundation.
Appearing out of costume, the surviving members of the band and Slave Pit Inc. took a moment in the video to thank fans for their support and plans to keep Brockie’s legacy alive, which includes the creation of The Dave Brockie Foundation, the goal to create a memorial monument in Richmond, VA, and plans to move forward with this year’s GWAR-B-Q. It’s certainly touching to see the entire band out of costume address their fans, and especially hard not to see Brockie cracking jokes with them. The little blooper at the end, though, is a nice humerous touch to an otherwise emotional video.
While you can watch the video message above, here’s additional info provided by the band about the charity fund:
“The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave’s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The foundation’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.”
Donations can be made to the foundation at www.gwar.net/dave-brockie-foundation.