No Use for a Name’s Tony Sly Dead at 41
No Use for a Name vocalist/guitarist Tony Sly passed away on July 31. He was just 41 years old. As of press time, the cause of Sly’s death has not been revealed. Fat Wreck Chords, the punk band’s longtime label, confirmed the news of Sly’s passing via a post on their website, including a statement from label owner Fat Mike.
No Use for a Name had been active since the late ’80s, releasing their most recent disc, ‘The Feel Good Record of the Year,’ in 2008. Sly also made a name for himself outside of the band thanks to his solo acoustic efforts. He released a pair of acoustic albums via Fat Wreck, with his latest, ‘Sad Bear,’ dropping in 2011.
Below is the entirety of Fat Wreck’s statement about Sly’s passing:
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. Fat Mike had this to say: ‘One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed.’
R.I.P., Tony Sly.
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