Hardcore Devo - 28 June 2014, Oakland, CA

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Earlier this year it was announced that Robert "Bob2" Casale of the band Devo passed away at the age of 61 of heart failure. Shortly after the announcement Devo publicized that they were embarking upon a memorial tour during which they would play lesser known songs from what is known as their hardcore phase which spanned the years 1974.ev through 1977.ev when they still lived, worked, and performed in Akron, Ohio. Even though I'm up to my neck in shipping crates and stuff all over the place I made the time to get tickets for the show at …

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Bob Casale, RIP

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On Monday, 17 February 2014 Bob Casale, guitarist and audio engineer of Devo died of heart failure. Known as Bob2 to bandmates and spuds, he was a member of the band since their beginnings at Kent State University in the 1970's. In addition to being a solid member of Devo he worked on the soundtracks of dozens of television shows, video games, commercials, and movies. His gift for the guitar will be missed by fans around the world.

Bob2 is survived by his brother and fellow bandmate Gerald, wife Lisa, and children Alex and Samantha.

In tribute, the video for …

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