Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Dead
February 18, 2014 at 1:24 PM (PT)
On the band's FACEBOOK page, DEVO Founder/bassist GERALD CASALE, posted on the passing of his brother, guitarist BOB CASALE at the age of 61.
"As an original member of DEVO, BOB CASALE was there in the trenches with me from the beginning," he posted. "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."
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH took to FACEBOOK to post: “We are shocked and saddened by BOB CASALE’s passing. He not only was integral in DEVO’s sound, he worked over 20 years at mUTATO, collaborating with me on 60 or 70 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."
Here is his guitar work from a 1978 performance in FRANCE.