Help us support the American Cancer Society and Northeastern’s Relay For Life this month because cancer sucks.
Join us in remembering and acknowledging some of our favorite artists that have been affected by cancer.
Grant Hart, drummer and vocalist for legendary punk band Hüsker Dü, is another example of a musician taken too early by cancer. At age 56, Hart passed due to liver cancer. Two years before his passing, Hart expressed hope about a Hüsker Dü reunion and tour. In the wake of Hart’s untimely passing he left behind a wife and son.
Hailing from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Hüsker Dü got their start playing vicious hardcore punk. Over the course of their career, their sound evolved and began to incorporate melodic pop sensibilities. The band had a gold streak of albums beginning with 1984’s Zen Arcade and ending with 1986’s Candy Apple Grey. The records they released in this era are hailed by critics today as some of the best punk albums of all time. Hart is remembered for his excellent songwriting, with many songs that featured lyrical topics previously unexplored in the genre. Hart launched his solo career after Hüsker Dü. His solo career was prolific as he created music throughout several decades. If it weren’t for cancer coming into his life, there is no doubt he would have continued to create and release music.
As one of Northeastern’s largest philanthropic events, we are helping raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society at Northeastern’s Relay for Life on March 23, 2018. Our team of staff, DJs, writers, and music lovers, will be relaying and hosting a live radiothon over the air to remember and acknowledge those who have been affected by cancer. Help us reach our goal for this year and please consider donating. Your donation is hard at work funding cancer research to helping someone with their medical fees—every penny counts and means the world to people affected by cancer.