RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — While he was alive, Richmond’s own Dave Brockie shocked, entertained and amused millions as the leader of the shock-rock-art band GWAR. He was known for his larger-than-life persona and outrageous social commentary that was heard on a wide variety of platforms, including even on the typically conservative Fox News.
The day that CBS 6 reported there’s a plan for his remains to be interred in Hollywood Cemetery, considered by many to be the area’s most historic and revered burial ground, the band announced the Dave Brockie Foundation.
GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. would like to thank the fans and friends for the outpouring of love after the passing of our dear friend Dave Brockie. Our intention is to honor Dave, preserve his legacy and continue to share his brilliant works with the world. With that being said, GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. are proud to announce the creation of The Dave Brockie Foundation.
The band released the statement via Facebook, and included a video (scroll down).
“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.”
Band members also remind fans to save the date for August 15, when the public memorial for Brockie will be held, coinicing with the infamous GWAR- B -Q
Donations can be made to The Dave Brockie Foundation at: http://www.gwar.net/dave-brockie-foundation