Punk World Mourn Death of No Use For A Name Frontman,
Tony Sly -
No Use For a Name frontman, Tony Sly has died at the age of 41
The news was sadly broken by his record label Fat Wreck Chords
late last night, (Aug.1st). The cause of death is yet
Confirming the news in a statement, the punk label said:
"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."
Sly joined the San Jose hardcore outfit in 1989 replacing founding
member John Meyer and released nine studio albums with the band.
Over the years the band underwent many line-up changes, and Sly was
the longest serving member of the group at the time of his
A number of musicians took to Twitter to pay their respects to
Sly, who only performed a solo live show this past Sunday.
"We are truly saddened to hear about the passing of our friend
Tony Sly," tweeted Chicago-bred punk band Rise Against. "He was an
amazing song writer and an amazing person. RIP Tony Sly."
Bad Religion tweeted: "goodbye to a good friend, tony sly."
"We covered Chasing Rainbows by No Use For A Name during our set
today in tribute," tweeted Yellowcard guitarist Ryan Mendez. "RIP
Tony Sly, you were a massive influence on all of us."
"So sad to hear of Tony Sly's passing. One of the nicest guys
ever. Our thoughts are with his family & friends. He'll be
greatly missed. -N," tweeted Noodles of The Offspring.
The Ataris wrote: "Tony sly, you wrote some solid songs. When we
were just starting out, you generously let us crash your hotel
floor. Stay gold man. Godspeed."
The band's last studio album for label Fat Wreck Chords was
2008's The Feel Good Record of the Year, and Sly had said in 2010
that he was planning on penning tunes for a new release.