GWAR PERFORM TRIBUTE TO CORY SMOOT

Gwar paid tribute to their late guitarist Cory Smoot (‘Flattus Maximus’) at a recent concert in Portland, Oregon.

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The show saw the remaining members perform, without their costumes, songs such as “Maggots” and “Sick Of You”, as well as an impromptu tribute to Smoot.

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Gwar have decided to continue their North American tour despite Cory’s death, but will retire the character of Flattus Maximus in Smoot’s honour.

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“Although the great temptation would be to return home, curl into a foetal position, and mourn, we can’t do that,” Gwar explained. “Cory would want us to go on and would be pissed if we didn’t.”

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 Smoot joined Gwar in 2002 and was the fifth guitarist to assume the role of Flattus Maximus.

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 “Flattus has decided to return to his beloved ‘Planet Home’, and will never return to this mudball planet again. And this is a sadder place for that.”

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Fan footage of the November 9th show can be seen HERE

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