Singer Killed In Car Accident
(12/11/98, 7 p.m. PST) -- Lynn
Strait, singer of Geffen hard rock act Snot, died this afternoon in a three-car
crash near Santa Barbara, Calif., according to a statement released by Geffen
Records. He was 30.
Also killed in the accident was
Strait's dog, Dobbs, who graced the cover of the band's 1997 Geffen debut album,
Get Some and served as the group's mascot.
The band, which was based in Santa Barbara, was signed to Geffen Records
in 1996, a little more than a year after it was formed. Get Some was released
in May 1997. More recently, the band's song "Absent" appeared on the soundtrack
to Dee Snider's StrangeLand soundtrack.
Snot made headlines last summer after Strait was arrested at an OzzFest
show in Mansfield,
indecent exposure. According to reports, Strait appeared onstage naked
on a dare and engaged in oral sex with a dancer that was part of Limp Bizkit's
stage show. He was due in court on Jan. 14 to face the charges.
Prior to Snot, Strait played
bass in a punk band called Lethal Dose. He formed Snot in 1995 with guitarist
The band, which was hoping to release a second album in late summer 1999,
was in the process of recording demos. However, Snot's future with Geffen
Records was uncertain, since some of the label's roster is expected to
be trimmed in wake of the Universal-PolyGram merger and plans to fold Geffen
under the Interscope umbrella.
Strait, who was headed to Los Angeles, was exiting the 101 Freeway between
Santa Barbara and Carpenteria when his Ford Tempo struck another vehicle
at approximately 1 p.m., resulting in a three-car accident.
"We're devastated," said Sean Henning, who co-manages the band with Nic
Adler. "This is a tough one. His family, friends and fans will miss him.
Lynn had a lot of fans who grew to love him through his music, and hardcore
music has lost a great frontman, singer, and songwriter."
Strait is survived by his mother
and two sisters, all of whom live in Santa Barbara, and a brother.