July 23, 2003 by

Exploding Hearts

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Three members of the band, Exploding Hearts, were killed on July 20 in an automobile accident.
Bassist Matthew “Matt Lock” Fitzgerald, 20, was driving the band home from a gig in San Francisco when he lost control of his van. He died at the hospital. Lead singer Adam “Baby” Cox, 23, and drummer Jeremy “Kid Killer” Gage, 21, were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Guitarist Terry Six and the band’s manager, Rachelle Ramos, sustained minor injuries. Ramos was the only one in the van wearing a seat belt.
Exploding Hearts was an up-and-coming punk-pop group out of Portland, Ore. Their debut album, “Guitar Romantic,” received good press; Rolling Stone described it as “Big Star-meets-Ramones.”
The band planned to launch a U.S. tour in the fall.

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