No Use For A Name Singer Dead At 41


Yes, I know…No Use For A Name aren’t metal. But I don’t care — I’ve been to hundreds of punk shows and listened to lots of it during my college years, and No Use For A Name were on point.

Of all the new school Epitaph-y type bands of the 1990s, they were one of the best. Now, singer and guitarist Tony Sly has died. He was only 41.


A cause of death has not been released yet.

The news was broken by the band’s longtime label, Fat Wreck Chords.

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

This is fucking disturbing. I mean, he was young. I hope it was from nothing nefarious.

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 albums.

Sly also recorded several solo albums, featuring acoustic ditties.

Rest in peace, dude.

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