Grant Hart, the drummer and co-leader of the legendary Hüsker Dü who had been battling cancer, has died at the age of 56. At around 2am ET, the underground rock legends posted a photograph of their founding singer-drummer without comment. Soon after, Variety reported his death and now Bob Mould has confirmed, via facebook.
Hüsker Dü are due to release Savage Young Dü on November 10th – an extensive box set collecting the hardcore band’s earliest recordings and performances.
It will feature tracks from session masters, demos and live tapes for 69 recordings total – 47 of which have never been released. The set will be available digitally or on four LPs or three CDs with a giant book of photos and liner notes.