Wednesday, February 19, 2014

R.I.P.: Bob Casale

Devo founding guitarist Bob Casale died Monday February 17, 2014 after medical complications unexpectedly led to heart failure, his brother Gerald said. Bob Casale was 61.

"Bob had recently been hospitalized due to stomach ailments", his brother said when reached by phone, "but had been thought to be recovering". Gerald said his brother was otherwise in good health and had been working on numerous Devo-related projects.

Devo was formed in the early 1970s in Akron, Ohio, by singer Mark Mothersbaugh and bassist Gerald, who met while at Kent State University. With a love for marketing and a world view that was steeped in irony, Devo straddled the avant-garde and pop worlds with a twisted, technologically savvy take on rock 'n' roll.

Gerald recruited his brother Bob for guitar/keyboards. Mothersbaugh's brother, also named Bob, played guitar, and drummer Alan Myers rounded out the group. MORE HERE

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