Steve Harwell, Former Smash Mouth Frontman, Dead At 56

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He was 56. According to Rolling Stone, Robert Hayes, the manager of the band, Harwell died at his home in Boise, Idaho, “surrounded by family and friends.” He was 56.

Band manager Robert Hayes told Rolling Stone that Harwell died at his home in Boise, Idaho, “surrounded by family and friends.”

Hayes said earlier this week that Harwell had been placed in hospice care and had only a short time left to live.

“Steve’s iconic voice is one of the most recognizable voices from his generation,” Hayes said on Sunday. “Steve loved his fans and loved to play.” “Steve led a full-throttled life. During his career, Smash Mouth had sold over 10 million albums. They also achieved two No. In 2019, the band had two No. 1 singles: “Walkin’ on the Sun”, and “All Star”. The latter became an international success, earning the band a Grammy nomination. It would never have been what it now is. “‘All Star’ would never have been what it is now.” It was and is still so popular because it was meant to be Smash Mouth. The song was meant to be Smash Mouth and that is what makes it so great. We had no clue,” Harwell (left) told Rolling Stone in 2019.

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“We had no clue how big ‘Shrek’ was going to be. Harwell said to Rolling Stone that he had no idea. The song was reborn again.” The song was reborn again.”

Harwell retired from Smash Mouth two years ago after an erratic performance in New York, saying at the time his health issues had become too serious to allow him to continue.

“Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a Rockstar performing in front of sold-out arenas and have been so fortunate to live out that dream,” he said. “To my bandmates, it’s been an honor performing with you all these years and I can’t think of anyone else I would have rather gone on this wild journey with.”

Smash Mouth has continued to tour with vocalist Zach Goode.

“Steve’s iconic voice is one of the most recognizable voices from his generation,” the band’s manager said. “Steve’s legacy will live on through music.”