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Patti Smith and Michael Stipe at Central Park SummerStage
photo by Toby Tenenbaum
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Patti Smith (and guest Michael Stipe) played SummerStage (pics, video, setlist)

Patti, who was joined by her band and children Jesse Paris and Jackson, celebrated the birthday of her late husband, Fred "Sonic" Smith, and paid tribute to Grant Hart and Sam Shepard at this joyous show.

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Hüsker Dü at Peppermint Lounge, NYC May 8, 1985
Photo by Greg Cristman
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Husker Du @ NYC’s Peppermint Lounge, 1985 (never-seen photos)

Like everybody else, we were very sad to learn of Grant Hart's passing today and has had us thinking about his days in Hüsker Dü. It had BV contributor Greg Cristman thinking about Husker Du too and he shared with us never-before published photos Husker Du playing NYC's Peppermint Lounge on May 8, 1985...

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Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl
Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl in May (more by Stephanie Augello)
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Ryan Adams, Craig Finn, Tanya Donelly, Carl Newman & more pay tribute to Grant Hart

Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Ian Black, Colin Meloy, Ted Leo, Superchunk, Jesu, Future of the Left and more have also paid tribute to the late Husker Du member.

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Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl
Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl in May (more by Stephanie Augello)
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Husker Du’s Grant Hart has passed away at 56

Bob Mould wrote, "Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember.
Godspeed, Grant. I miss you."

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Meat Puppets at Brooklyn Bowl
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Meat Puppets, Mike Watt, & Grant Hart played Brooklyn Bowl (pics, setlists)

Back in 1985, SST bands Meat Puppets, Minutemen and Husker Du went on 'SST - The Tour' with Saccharine Trust and SWA. As a nod to that tour, the Meat Puppets, Mike Watt (of the Minutemen) and Grant Hart (of Husker Du) are on tour together this year...

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Meat Puppets (photo by Jaime Butler)
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Meat Puppets made us a playlist ++ all tour dates with Mike Watt & Grant Hart

Meat Puppets' playlist includes Brian Eno, Can, Gong, and more.

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SST The Tour
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Meat Puppets, Mike Watt & Husker Du’s Grant Hart touring together

Three legendary musicians from SST’s prime era are teaming up for a tour this spring. The Meat Puppets and the Minutemen’s Mike Watt (with his early 2000s era backing band The Jom and Terry Show) are co-headlining the tour, and select dates have support from Husker Du’s Grant Hart...

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Husker Du launch official website and online store: “there’s ongoing communication between the three of us now”

Eighties midwest punk greats Hüsker Dü have launched an official website this week. It's a merch store but the "official" part has fueled all sorts of reunion gossip...

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Bob Mould, Ryan Adams & Johnny Depp joined Butch Walker in the studio (watch); Grant Hart playing NYC this week

Butch Walker, who toured with Ryan Adams last year, recently released his seventh album Afraid of Ghosts on Dangerbird, and video surfaced of Ryan joining him during the studio se...

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Grant Hart playing NYC in May with Grooms; documentary about his life continues to screen around the country

Grant Hart's 2013 concept album The Argument (based on Paradise Lost) was one of his best-received albums of his post-Husker Du career. He isn't prone to touring these days, but still plays one-offs regularly, including NYC...

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