Anyone with the Internet knows by now that Robert "Bob 2" Casale of Devo is no longer a part of our beautiful world. Sure, you know, but do you know why you should care?

"We came of age in the middle of a huge cultural war. This country was basically in the midst of a new civil war — the lines were drawn very clearly. [We formed Devo because] it was a more immediate way of self-expression that required less money and no outside permission. You try to make a film and you have to come up with the money, you need a big crew, you need to ask people for favors and get permission. If you have an idea for a song you can pretty much go into your basement with your band mates and do it."