What's that?  Weren't expecting The River to pay tribute to GWAR???  Hey, they might not exactly be Real Rock Variety, but Greatness is Greatness.  RIP Dave Brockie, frontman and leader of legendary (and legendarily obscene) space-metal band GWAR, who was reportedly found dead yesterday at age 50.

Seeing GWAR in concert was on my bucket list and now it'll never happen.  I'm really bummed out about that today.

Here's GWAR covering a River staple, Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son" for the AV Club last year: