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.
The band had been enjoying a career renaissance in recent years, with a string of live shows and a new album “Something for Everybody” in 2010 reaching audiences that weren’t even alive during their 1970s and ‘80s heyday.