Photo: “Jules Bates/Artrouble 1980”
Only a few hours after finishing up our last post about DEVO we've learned that guitarist Bob Casale died February 17, 2014 at the age of 61; according to his brother Gerald, it was a "sudden death from conditions that led to heart failure.
“We are shocked and saddened by Bob Casale’s passing. He not only was integral in DEVO’s sound, he worked over twenty years at Mutato, collaborating with me on sixty or seventy films and television shows, not to mention countless commercials and many video games. Bob was instrumental in creating the sound of projects as varied as Rugrats and Wes Anderson’s films. He was a great friend. I will miss him greatly. “