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 death.
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.