Sean Finnegan, drummer for DC hardcore legends VOID, died last week at 43. They weren't the best or most consistent DC band (uh, Potions For Bad Dreams, anyone?) but amongst the people I know they were always a favorite, and their early releases are all killer. Void were much more raw and frantic than any other band of that time, fusing an unconventional guitar style similar to Greg Ginn's with their very loose style of DC hardcore. Like a lot of DC bands their sound was ahead of its time and influenced a lot of bands of the 90s.
Sean Finnegan (of Void) Passes Away At 43via Dischord
We are sad to announce that Sean Finnegan, the drummer from Void and an original member of the Dischord family, passed away on Wednesday January 30th of an apparent heart attack, he was 43. Sean's family will receive friends Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland. Sean played in Void while they we're active from 1980-1983 and was recently working on the set of the HBO production, "The Wire". An obituary and guest book can be found in the Baltimore Sun. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Sean's many friends and family members.
In lieu of flowers Sean's family ask that donations may be made to the Fisher House, Walter Reed Hospital , Washington, D.C.
Void "Who Are You?" (from Faith / Void split Lp, 1982, also via Dischord)