Posted in music on February 18, 2014

Bob

We're sad to report that original Devo guitarist Bob Casale died Monday (2/17). From a post by his brother Gerald on the band's Facebook:

As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got. He was excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again. His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all.

- Gerald Casale, Devo founder.

Bob was part of Devo in the very early days, rejoined the band for their late-'70s/early-'80s heyday, and helped produced the band's 2010 album Something for Everybody. Bob, you'll truly be missed.

Devo drummer Alan Myers died last year. A few classic Devo clips below...

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Tags: Bob Casale, Devo, RIP

Comments (18)

It is a shame that Jerry can't let this unfortunate event pass without remarking that "He was excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again." What kind of a person would use his brother's death to take jabs at an old business partner?

RIP Bob 2.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 1:49 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Jerry still in the band? What do you mean "take jabs at an old business partner"?

Anyway, Bob RIP

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 2:50 PM

Now THIS sucks! Great guitarist. Devo's first three albums are unstoppable!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 2:55 PM

Is heart failure the nice way to say his heart exploded from too much cocaine?

Posted by Anon, a mouse | February 18, 2014 4:20 PM

^ fuck off

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 4:31 PM

crack that whip. licorice whip.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 4:39 PM

Goddamnit.

Posted by xTAINTx | February 18, 2014 5:12 PM

what a fucking shame

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 5:16 PM

1:49, Devo has been doing shows with Mothersbaugh for the past 10 years. Where did you get the notion that he's taking a pot-shot at Mothersbaugh?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 5:16 PM

Sorry, I thought we were talking about the guy from Kriss Kross.

Posted by Anon, a mouse | February 18, 2014 5:31 PM

I was lucky to have seen Devo a bunch of times after their 1st few albums came out. A couple of times in clubs, one time in Central Park and then at Radio City. They were always a great live band. Their debut, produced by Eno, is one of my absolute favorites from the 70's punk/new wave era. We still play some early Devo tunes at any party that we throw. RIP Spudboy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 6:12 PM

SOMEBODY DIED ASSHOLE!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 6:34 PM

isn't anon a mouse cute? aren't you so edgy, clever and contrarian? did you get the reaction you wanted?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 6:53 PM

anon's comment is funny

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:35 PM

I think I recognize 6:53. He's that homeless guy screaming at the air at the corner of 6th Ave. & 42nd St. His buddy is the one that hit that model in the head with the brick for no reason. Real balanced people. Same old shit, nothing to see here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:10 AM

Through being cool. like forever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 10:44 AM


It's a beautiful world we live in. A sweet romantic place. Beautiful people everywhere.The way they show they care


Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 10:55 AM

we must repeat

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 11:44 AM

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