Devo’s Bob Casale RIP

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On Monday night the legendary ‘Bob 2’ aka Bob Casale from Devo passed away and left his legacy as one of the greats within the music scene. The guitarist died of heart failure at his home and is the second Devo member to leave us in the last year following the death of former drummer Alan Myers last June.

“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. 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. – Gerald Casale, Devo founder

For us, Devo is everything. If you look around the Crossfire office here you will see a huge amount of Devo fan stuff. It’s a sound that defines nothing but Devo. It’s unique and timeless. Bob Casale was unique. His input into this band was unique. Our thoughts go out to friends and family and all of the Devo fans around the world mourning a great.

Many pro skateboarders who grew up skating to Devo in the 80s have been been leaving their marks of respect overnight. Tony Hawk and Lance Mountain are huge fans and insta’d their tributes whilst others continue to pour in.

Bob Casale RIP