Drummer of Twin Cities Indie Rock Bank, Husker Du, Dies
Hart died Wednesday of cancer at his home in St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Grant Hart, the drummer and vocalist for pioneering Twin Cities indie rock band Husker Du, has died.
He was 56.
Hart died Wednesday of cancer at his home in St. Paul.
Hart formed Husker Du with bassist Greg Norton and guitarist Bob Mould, with whom he shared singing duties, in St. Paul in 1978.
The band began as a punk outfit before moving into alternative rock.
The trio broke up in 1987 and Hart launched his solo career.
Mould writes on his Facebook page that Hart “was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician.”
A tribute concert honoring Hart took place in Minneapolis in July.