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Tony Sly Dead: No Use for a Name Singer Dies at 41

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Tony Sly, the singer and lead guitarist for punk heroes No Use for a Name, has died at the age of 41. A cause of death has not been released.

The sad news comes from the band’s longtime label, Fat Wreck Chords. Label owner and NOFX frontman Fat Mike said, “One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed.”

No Use for a Name formed in 1987 with Sly joining two years later. The group, which formerly included Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett, has released nine LPs, with the latest being 2008’s The Feel Good Record of the Year. Sly also recorded several solo albums, featuring acoustic songs as opposed to NUFAN’s melodic punk.

In an interview with Spinner just six weeks ago, Sly spoke of having a herniated disc and his old hard-partying ways, as well as his plans to record a new album. To read the whole thing, click here.

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