RIP Bob Casale, Original Devo Member

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Devo’s guitarist and original member Bob Casale has passed away from heart failure.  According to his brother and fellow Devo member Gerald Casale, the death was unexpected.

Gerald also wrote on Devo’s website that his brother had been “excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again“.

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  1. Bruce Burbank

    I got to work with Devo over the past few years, recording some of their shows throughout California. All the guys were super cool and nice, but I especially remember Bob2 being really soft spoken and humble and the most personable/amicable one of the bunch. Terrible loss for the band and for us Devo fans.

    Here’s a couple videos I did for them, Bob2 supplying the slinky intro guitar part for Satisfaction-

    • Bruce Burbank

      Hmm, dunno why the second link automatically embedded but the first didn’t. Anyway, that first link is Satisfaction, live at The Fillmore, SF, 14 January 2012.

  2. Willis

    Bob 2 was a good guy – always friendly and open. He will be missed.