it’s not exactly a breaking news, but still a heartbreaking loss. lance hahn was an accomplished asian american indie rock musician (of chinese descent) who participated in the first asian american compilation ‘ear of the dragon'(1995). the webzine pitchfork ran an obituary here. and the following is a short obituary written by an iaspm-us member:
I’m not sure how many of you would be interested in the news, but just in case, I thought I’d pass it on: Lance Hahn, singer/guitarist/songwriter for pop-punk band J Church and longtime writer for _Maximum Rock ‘n Roll_ and _Giant Robot_
passed away from complications due to kidney disease this Sunday past, October 21st. He was 40.
AK Press will publish posthumously his history of ’80 British anarcho-punk, which orginally appeared in installments in MRR.
His friends here in Austin, TX, are planning a memorial service and have put up a website where friends and fans can leave farewells:
Dept. of Radio-TV-Film
University of Texas at Austin