Hüsker Dü Founder Grant Hart Dead At 56
Grant Hart, a founding member of hugely influential Minnesota outfit Hüsker Dü, has died, aged 56.
There’s no formal word from the band, but the official Hüsker Dü Facebook page has posted a caption-free photo of Hart, whose gaunt appearance at recent shows has been commented on, and Variety has posted that he has, indeed, passed away.
Music critics and journalists have been posting about his passing on social media.
Oh no. RIP Grant Hart. One of my favourite songwriters ever. Write the Du songs I loved the most.— Stevie Chick (@stevie_chick) Thu Sep 14 07:05:39 +0000 2017
Oh god Grant Hart RIP— John Mulvey (@JohnRMulvey) Thu Sep 14 06:55:56 +0000 2017
Hart’s songwriting, alongside band colleagues Bob Mould and Greg Norton, was a foundational element of today’s alternative rock landscape. Enjoy some classic Hüsker Dü in the shape of the trio’s 1985 hit Makes No Sense At All, and their evergreen 1984 LP, Zen Arcade.
Bob Mould has posted a statement on Facebook, which you can read here:
Grant Hart, man. Fuck. In addition to his work with Hüsker Dü, Hart recorded two full albums with Nova Mob, and four solo LPs. His most recent, 2013’s The Argument, was released through Domino - whose publishing arm also posted in reaction to sad tragic news.
Rest in Peace, Grant Hart. https://t.co/ElvytVK6Sq— Domino Publishing Co (@DominoPubCo) Thu Sep 14 07:37:39 +0000 2017
More as we get it. RIP, dude.