Samstag, Juli 20, 2013

The Exploding Hearts

were an influential American punk rock and power pop band formed in Portland, Oregon in 2001

July 2003 accident

On July 20, 2003, the band was headed home to Portland on Interstate 5 after having played at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. It is believed that Fitzgerald, who was driving, fell asleep and lost control of their van near Eugene, Oregon. Cox, 23, and Gage, 21, were thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene and Fitzgerald, 20, died at a hospital. Guitarist Terry Six, 21, and manager Rachell Ramos, 35, sustained only minor injuries.[5][6] The band ceased to exist in the aftermath of the accident.