NYC's Reagan Youth were one of my favorite American hardcore bands. It pained me to hear about all the troubles that plagued singer Dave "Insurgent" Rubenstein. Here is their only official statement Youth Anthems for the New World Order released in 1984, smack dab in the middle of Ronald Reagan's term. The band had the good sense to call it a day when Ronnie left office. After that, Dave's life spun recklessly into a miasma of drugs, hustling, and homelessness on the mean streets of New York City's lower east side. In a short span of time his father accidentally killed his mother with a car, and his girlfriend fell victim to notorious serial killer, Joel Rifkin. This proved too painful and insurmountable for the already beaten down man, and in 1993 he ended his life with a fatal dose of heroin. Peace for David Rubenstein, Long Live Reagan Youth.