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Ryan Adams, Craig Finn, Tanya Donelly, Carl Newman & more pay tribute to Grant Hart

Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl
Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl in May (more by Stephanie Augello)

We woke up to the sad news today that Grant Hart lost his battle with cancer at age 56. His former Husker Du bandmate Bob Mould penned a tribute, and other musicians have been paying their respects too. See below for tributes from Mike Watt (The Minutemen), Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses, The Breeders, Belly), Justin Broadrick (Jesu, Godflesh), Ryan Adams, Carl Newman (The New Pornographers), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), comedian Michael Ian Black, Fred Armisen, Mac McCaughan and Jon Wurster of Superchunk, METZ, Cloud Nothings, The Meat Puppets, Frank Turner, Ted Leo, J Mascis’ band Sweet Apple, and more.

We’ve also unearthed some never-seen photos of Husker Du playing NYC’s Peppermint Lounge in 1985

This one hurt. Bad. The passing of Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü .. there are no words that describe the huge impact that Grant Hart and Bob Moulds music on Green Day. When we first started we listened to Warehouse songs and stories, candy apple gray, flip your wig constantly. We were 16 years old. Hüsker Dü was our favorite band. We became a three piece because of Hüsker. We went through adolescence listening to this band. I wanted to be a song writer because of Hüsker Dü To put it simply there would be no GD if it wasn't for Hüsker Dü .. Grant where ever you are , I don't have to put on your records to listen to them. They are memorized in my head. "Please leave a number and a message at the tone Or you can just go on and leave me alone" heart breaking #granthart #hüskerdü

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