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No Use for a Name frontmanTony Sly dies, aged 41

Tony Sly, guitarist and singer for pop-punk band No Use for a Name, has died at the age of 41.

In a statement released by the bands record label, Fat Wreck Chords, no cause of death was given: “It is with great sorrow that we must say goodbye to Tony Sly of No Use For A Name. We received a call earlier today of his passing, and are devastated. We have lost an incredible talent, friend, and father – one of the true greats.”

NOFX frontman and Fat Wreck Chord owner “Fat Mike” Burkett added, “One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed.”

Sly joined No Use for a Name in 1989 and released nine full length albums with the band, in addition to a pair of acoustic solo albums and two split albums released with Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape.

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Lucan said on the 2nd Aug, 2012

What??? Well, that sure sucks.


anxious0 said on the 2nd Aug, 2012

terrible news & so sudden as well! he was still touring/giving interviews a couple of days ago!

This is me and Tony Sly in Glasgow in 2010


DinkiDIDude said on the 3rd Aug, 2012

Later champ, cheers for contributing to my official highschoolepicmemories soundtrack )0: