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Remembering GWAR's Flattus Maximus: Cory Smoot's Last Show In Chicago

GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maxiumus) was found dead on the band's tour bus last week as they were gathering passports upon crossing into Canada on their way to a show in Edmonton. They had just played a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis and, before that, in Chicago on Halloween at the House of Blues.

"Just the other day I heard Cory tell a story about how some 20 years ago he was fourteen years old, at his first GWAR show, grabbing at the rubber feet of our then-current Flattus, and how blown away he was at the fact that now HE was the one getting his feet pulled by the same kid that he used to be," GWAR founder and lead singer Dave Brockie said in a statement posted to the band's website.

Here is a report on Smoot's death from the Artisan News Service, followed by video highlights of GWAR's House of Blues show - the last time Flattus Maximus will have played in Chicago. (Thanks to YouTube uploaders jdavidson091, KannibalKenny and piamuk.)


1. From the Artisan News Service:


2. Sick of You.


3. Maggots.


4. Goodnight, Snooki.


5. The movie version of "Lulu" directed by Lars Ulrich.


6. Vampires are giving queers a bad name.


Comments welcome.


Posted on November 8, 2011

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