Gwar Frontman Takes Aim At Rob Zombie

Oderus

Something tells me they’ll soon be “slaughtering” a fake Rob Zombie at Gwar shows.

Gwar’s Oderus Urungus had a few choice words for Rob in an interview he did with a paper in Florida.

“A lot of bands have tried to do what Gwar does. But no band has ever taken it as far as Gwar has. No one has ever out-sicked us. You think these Walmart behemoths of the music industry like Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie are really scary people? That they have any kind of revolutionary agenda? All they care about is making money, and hanging out with their director buddies as they throw gala award ceremonies to circle jerk each other into a frenzy.

“Gwar is where Gwar should be: In the drawer marked filth,” says Dave Brockie.

“There would not be Slipknot without Gwar. I have a direct quote from Rob Zombie about Gwar when he was figuring out what he wanted to do with his career. They asked him, ‘Hey what do you think of them?’ and he said, ‘The first time I saw Gwar, I thought ‘I want to be that, but I want to make money.’’ That to me says a lot about Rob Zombie as an artist. It says that he isn’t one.”

Oh daaaaaaamn — OWNED, son!

“I give Manson a little more credit. He has a strand of pure obnoxiousness in him. I heard a story, some girl tried to get his signature and he hocked a huge bloody loogie. ‘There’s my signature.’

“Rob Zombie is a tired, G-Rated, mishmash of other people’s styles. When I see Slipknot I see lots of pentagrams and cow skulls. Really familiar imagery. What I do like about Slipknot is their music. Their drummer is fucking amazing. But when I get to Marilyn Manson, he’s a little harder to peg. A little Alice Cooper, a little Bowie, a little Johnny Rotten. Gwar has done similar things. We’ve borrowed liberally from other shit. But no one has gone further than Gwar has gone.”

A gimmick act bashing a gimmick act…sign of the apocalypse.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.