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Cult Singer Jay Reatard Dead At 29

January 13th, 2010 10:12pm EST
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Cult singer-songwriter Jay Reatard has died, aged 29. The acclaimed Hang Them All singer, real name Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., reportedly died in his sleep on Tuesday night. Reatard was found dead at his home in Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday morning.

A statement from executives at his record label Matador reads, "Jay was as full of life as anyone we've ever met, and responsible for so many memorable moments as a person and artist. We’re honored to have known and worked with him, and we will miss him terribly."

Known for his garage rock sound, Reatard was at the height of his career afte...
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Drunk Fans Attack Reatard

December 14th, 2009 11:00pm EST
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Rocker Jay Reatard's concert in Austin, Texas ended in arrests last week after two drunk fans jumped onstage and attempted to assault the singer. The star was wrapping up his set at a club called Emo's when the incident occurred.

Reatard tried to fight off the assailants using his microphone stand before storming off stage halfway through his final song.

Police intervened and arrested the two stage invaders, identified as Michael Buehrer, 20, and Peter Aravello, 23. Both were charged with public intoxication.

Reatard escaped uninjured and his publicist insists the rocker did nothin...
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