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Husker Du's Grant Hart dead at 56

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Punk band Husker Du's drummer Grant Hart has passed away at the age of 56, according to reports.

The musician had been struggling from and the is yet to be confirmed, reported Variety.

The reports started doing the rounds on after Hart's photograph was posted on the official Husker Du page.

The musician formed the group with bandmates Bob Mould and Greg Norton in 1979, which ushered in a new wave of punk with hardcore leanings.

Their style was, however, melodic and palatable, especially cherished by the college-going crowd of the '80s.

They released six albums from 1983-87 with 'Everything Falls Apart' and 'Warehouse: Songs and Stories'. Their 1984 set 'Zen Arcade' is considered a classic.

Hart is often said to have been an influence to Foo Fighters frontman and ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 17:57 IST