The last few years have been pretty hard for Devo. Last year their former drummer Alan Myers passed away after a long battle with cancer, and now news has come to light that their guitarist Bob Casale has died as well at the age of 61.

He was one of the original founders of the band along with his brother Gerald. It was started at Kent State University back in the 70s. Other influential musicians like David Bowie and Iggy Pop were drawn to the band who had just released their single 'Mongoloid' and a cover of the Rolling Stones' hit 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction', both of which were on their 1978 record Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!.

From there the band released two more albums in 1979 and 1980 before moving towards the sound that would become arguably their biggest hit, 'Whip It'. Since then they've released five more albums throughout the 90s and early 2000s, and took a bit of a break before coming back together to release Something for Everybody in 2010.

Gerald Casale posted a message on the band's Facebook, saying "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."

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