By Alex Young

R.I.P. Grant Hart, Hüsker Dü drummer has died at 56

Hüsker Dü co-founder and drummer Grant Hart has died at the age of 56. According to Variety, Hart had been battling cancer. In a statement, Hart’s Hüsker Dü singer Bob Mould wrote, “Grant Hart was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician. Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember.” (Read: The […]

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Holger Czukay of influential Krautrock band Can has passed away

Holger Czukay, the bassist and co-founder of highly influential Krautrock band Can has passed away. He was at the 79 years old. According to German Newspapers, he was  found dead in the original Can studio in Weilerswist near Cologne. The band announced their shock at his passing via Facebook: “We are very sad to confirm that Holger […]

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Drab Majesty honors the memory of Cash Askew in new song ‘Oak Wood’

Our favorite interdimensional Alien darkwaver Deb Demure aka Drab Majesty has released his first new material since early 2017’s melancholic post-punk opus—The Demonstration. Available today is a new two-song 7inch, “Oak Wood b/w Egress,” which is being released for DAIS Records  10th Anniversary celebration which is being being held at The Regent in Los Angeles on Saturday. The 7 […]

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Tuxedomoon’s bassist and co-composer Peter Principle Dachert has passed away

Tuxedomoon’s bassist and co-composer, Peter Principle Dachert has sadly past away. According to  the band’s singer/multi instrumentalist Blaine L. Reininger via band’s website, he was found in his room at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels, where Tuxedomoon had been preparing for a new tour and composing new music. The cause of death has apparently been either a heart […]

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Jonathan Demme director of The Silence of the Lambs has passed away

Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs and director of 1984’s Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense(above), “died Wednesday morning from complications due to heart disease and esophageal cancer.“ as reported by Rolling Stone. He was 73. The Silence Of the Lambs, in addition to being one of the most iconic films […]

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The Chameleons’ John Lever has passed away

We at Post-Punk.com are saddened to learn that Manchester musician John Lever has passed away today. John was the drummer of the legendary Post-Punk bands such as The Chameleons  and The Sun and the Moon, having a long standing musical partnership with frontman/bassist Mark Burgess from both bands. John had initially joined Mark to reconvene […]

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Mark Tighe, founding member and guitarist of post-punk band 1919 has passed away

Share Tweet Share Share Email Mark Tighe, founding member and guitarist of original Post-Punk 1919 has passed away. There are no additional details regarding his passing at this time. The band were formed Bradford, England in late 1980 by Tighe and vocalist Ian Tilleard—initially calling themselves Heaven Seventeen. The band released 1 album and 4 singles, and performed […]

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Tom Edwards, Guitarist and Musical Director for Adam Ant, passes away

Share Tweet Share Share Email Tom Edwards, guitarist and Musical Director for Adam Ant has passed away yesterday from suspected heart failure at Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ. He was only 41 years old. More information from the band’s press release:“Tom was on tour with the band as part of the North American Kings of […]

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Cash Askew of Them Are Us Too tragically lost in Oakland Warehouse fire

Share Tweet Share Share Email Photo by Kristen Cofer The loss of Cash Askew of San Francisco Bay Area dream-pop/shoegaze band Them Are Us Too has devastated many in the Post-Punk community. She was among one the 36 victims who perished in the tragic warehouse fire in Oakland on December 2. She was 22 years old.  Them […]