Grant Hart (born Grantzberg Vernon Hart, March 18, 1961) is an American musician, best known as the drummer and co-songwriter for the influential alternative rock and hardcore punk band H├╝sker D├╝. After the band's breakup in 1987, Hart formed the alternative rock trio Nova Mob, where he moved to vocals and guitar. Hart's solo career became his main focus after the dissolution of Nova Mob in 1997. As the co-songwriter of H├╝sker D├╝, Hart's songs (such as "The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" and "Turn On The News") received praise from critics and contemporaries. Hart's vocal style, in contrast to that of H├╝sker D├╝ bandmate Bob Mould, was a more measured and melodic delivery. His choice of lyrical themes, which included teenage alienation in "Standing By The Sea" and the depiction of a murder in "Diane," helped to expand the subject matter of hardcore punk.