Tag: Bob Casale

Bill Paxton, of new wave act Martini Ranch (and popular motion pictures), 1955-2017

Bill Paxton, of new wave act Martini Ranch (and popular motion pictures), 1955-2017

Sad news today for fans of Bill Paxton, the actor known for iconic mid-’80s supporting roles in “Weird Science” and “Aliens” who went on to star in blockbusters like “Twister” and “Apollo 13.” The 61-year-old died Saturday due to complications from surgery, his family announced today.

Friends of Devo’s Bob Casale seeking donations to help support his wife, children

Friends of Devo’s Bob Casale seeking donations to help support his wife, children

Friends of Devo’s Robert “Bob 2” Casale — who died unexpectedly two weeks ago from heart failure — are trying to raise $100,000 to support the late musician’s wife and children, with Casale’s brother and bandmate, Gerald Casale, noting that the 61-year-old “had no will or insurance” at the time of his death.

Devo’s Bob Casale, 1952-2014

Devo’s Bob Casale, 1952-2014

Devo fans are mourning another loss this morning with news that, less than eight months after the death of beloved drummer Alan Myers, one of the band’s original members, Bob “Bob 2” Casale, has died unexpectedly from “conditions that lead to heart failure,” the band announced on Facebook today.

New releases: Propaganda’s ‘A Secret Wish’ reissue, Art of Noise best-of, Devo blue vinyl

New releases: Propaganda’s ‘A Secret Wish’ reissue, Art of Noise best-of, Devo blue vinyl

This week’s new releases include a pair of 2CD sets from famed synthpop label ZTT Records (an expanded reissue of Propaganda’s ‘A Secret Wish’ and the Art of Noise comp ‘Influence’), as well as a blue-vinyl issue of Devo’s new ‘Something for Everybody’ and the debut from The High Confessions, featuring Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks).

This week’s new CDs: Crowded House, Devo, Suzanne Vega; Dream Syndicate reissue

This week’s new CDs: Crowded House, Devo, Suzanne Vega; Dream Syndicate reissue

This week’s new releases include the U.K. edition of ‘Intriguer,’ Crowded House’s second post-reunion album; ‘Something for Everybody,’ Devo’s first new album in 20 years; ‘Close-Up Vol. 1: Love Songs,’ a disc of Suzanne Vega re-recordings; and the reissue of The Dream Syndicate’s ‘Medicine Show.’

Devo announces tracklist for ‘Something for Everybody,’ first new album in 20 years

Devo announces tracklist for ‘Something for Everybody,’ first new album in 20 years

Archetypal New Wave nerds Devo this week finally unveiled the tracklist for this summer’s ‘Something for Everybody’ — the band’s first new album in 20 years — after doing alleged audience research through its ‘Song Study’ website.

Devo reissuing 2 classic albums, performing them live on 7-city North American tour

Devo reissuing 2 classic albums, performing them live on 7-city North American tour

Legendary new-wave nerds Devo will release expanded editions of their classic albums Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo and Freedom of Choice […]