Bob Casale – Devo guitarist RIP

We are sad to hear that Bob Casale – the guitar player from Devo has died.

Bob’s brother Gerald — also a founding member of the band said that he had passed away suddenly on Monday from health complications that led to heart failure.

Gerald tells us, “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer, and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got.”

Bob was 61.

Devo was formed in 1972 and hit the Billboard charts in 1980 with “Whip It” … one of the first music videos to make a huge splash on MTV back in the day.

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  1. I saw DEVO in ’79 and ’80 in the Glasgow Apollo. To this day they are still the most phenomenal band on stage I’ve ever seen. They were truly unique. Their music was devastatingly mind-opening. ‘Are We Not Men?’ still stands today.

    Sad to hear of Bob Casale’s passing. RIP.


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