Hart formed the influential Minnesota punk band in 1979.

Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart has reportedly died aged 56 after losing his battle with cancer.

The influential US punk band shared a photo of Hart on their Facebook page this morning (September 14) with no caption. Variety later reported news of Hart’s passing via a source, although his death has yet to be confirmed.

Hüsker Dü began life as a hardcore punk band in 1979, formed by Grant with Bob Mould and Greg Norton, and went on to release six albums across a five-year period. Along with Mould, Hart was one the band’s principal songwriters, notably penning the two singles from Hüsker Dü’s 1986 major-label debut Candy Apple Grey. Remind yourself of ‘Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely’ below.

Following Hüsker Dü’s split in 1988, Hart formed alternative rock three-piece Nova Mob and performed guitar and vocals with the band, before calling it a day in 1997. He later turned his attention to releasing solo material, including 2013’s The Argument, a concept album based around John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

Hart’s drumming has been cited as an influence on Dave Grohl and other leading rock artists.

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