Go-Betweens' Grant McLennan Dies In Australia

Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan died yesterday (May 6) in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia, according to the influential Australian rock act's official Web site. He was 48. No cause

Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan died yesterday (May 6) in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia, according to the influential Australian rock act's official Web site. He was 48. No cause of death has been announced.

With longtime partner Robert Forster, McLennan led the Go-Betweens to critical, if not commercial, success with such albums as 1983's "Before Hollywood" and 1988's "Sixteen Lovers Lane." After the band split in 1989, McLennan recorded with the band Jack Frost and released four solo albums.

The Go-Betweens reunited in 2000 for the album "The Friends of Rachel Worth," which featured backing from members of Sleater-Kinney. Ever since, the group has enjoyed a productive period of recording and touring, as its influence became more apparent on such groups as Luna, the Clientele and Belle & Sebastian.

The band's most recent release was the CD/DVD "That Striped Sunlight Sound," released in January via Yep Roc Records. Its last show was Jan. 16 at the Sydney Festival.