Tony Sly Dead; No Use For a Name Singer Was 41

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Tony Sly, the frontman for Northern California-based punk rock band No Use for a Name, has died of as yet undisclosed causes. He was 41.

"It is with great sorrow that we must say goodbye to Tony Sly of No Use For A Name," a statement on their record label's website reads.

"We received a call earlier today of his passing, and are devastated."

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"We have lost an incredible talent, friend, and father - one of the true greats.

"[Producer] 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.'"

Tony Sly joined the band in 1989, replacing founding member John Meyer (no relation to John Mayer), and they released Incognito in 1990.

No Use broke through into mainstream with "Soulmate," off of 1993's Leche Con Carne and were on several Warped Tour lineups in the '90s.


Had the strange and unique luck talking to him in Athens-Greece at the bar right next door from the venue they had just performed live in March '10. I told him that it was the BEST gig I had ever seen in my life, and funnily enough, it was true. To me, he looked sad that night, even after an absolutely triumphant, totally sold out and madly moshing for 90' gig... but nevertheless a TRUE PUNK ROCKER sitting alone at the stool sipping on his drink, not looking for extra glory or fanship, or groupies or any crap like that... A TRUE BELIEVER ALL THE WAY MAN!


I grew up with you i am 38 and even if i don t know you personally i felt your honesty .trough your songs,.i feel like ive lost a friend R.I.P


"Well I heard you got a new place and it's far away from here
Reality has sunken in now confirming all my fears
Not gonna track you down but it's too late to stop
thinking 'bout the time that we have lost"...."I'm dying on the inside, you're never coming back
and now I know whatever we go through
my heart is stuck with you" r.i.p. -Sarah, Las Vegas


The world has lost an extremely talented musician. His music will always remind me of the happiest times in my youth. May he rest in peace.

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