I feel like just about everyone in this comments section missed the point. Grayson is neither exploiting or trivializing the death of Moore. Rather, he's using DMB as an example of the existential crisis that comes with art; the crisis of meaning and value and memory and longevity (I could go on) that plagues both artists and their audiences.
Also, it should be noted that Indy Week has shamefully changed the title of Grayson's essay, from the reasonable, concise "Live After Death" to the unnecessarily lengthy and scandalous "On the Dave Matthews Band and when old bands should break up" , one would have to assume to garner more page views.
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