Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart dies at 56 from cancer
American musician Grant Hart, best known as the drummer and co-songwriter for the alternative rock and hardcore punk band Hüsker Dü, died from cancer early this morning (Sept. 14) at the age of 56.
At around 2am ET, Hüsker Dü posted on Facebook a photograph of Hart without comment. Soon after, Variety reported his death via a source, though the situation is yet to be formally confirmed.
Grant formed Hüsker Dü with bandmates Bob Mould and Greg Norton in 1979 helping to usher in a new wave of punk with hardcore leanings, but at the same time, melodic and digestible. The band, and Hart as a drummer, is often cited as having influenced Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl.
Hüsker Dü released six albums from 1983’s Everything Falls Apart to 1987’s Warehouse: Songs and Stories. Their 1984 set Zen Arcade is considered a stone cold classic.