Earlier this year, the world lost a truly brilliant, beloved, and subversive musician -- Devo's Robert Casale, or Bob 2. Known for his work as Devo's guitarist, keyboard player, and audio engineer, Casale passed away unexpectedly of heart failure on February 17 of this year. Leaving behind no will or insurance, the recent 11-date "Hardcore Devo" tour (which was intended to include Bob 2 performing the band's early work with the remaining founding members of the group) was turned into a fundraiser to support his family and final expenses.
Publicity photo Bob Casale is second from the left at the top
As the collective of Spudboys continue to mourn the loss of such an important figure in the fading realm of genuinely radical rock 'n' roll, fans can take solace in the fact that his ashes have been preserved in a particularly fitting and beautiful fashion.