player was only 41.
By Fred Mills
Anthony J. Sly (“Tony” to his friends), frontman/guitarist
for punk stalwards No Use for A Name, has passed away at the age of 41. The
band’s label, Fat Wreck Chords,
issued a statement yesterday (Aug. 1), saying, in part, “It was 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.”
No cause of death has been announced yet.
Sly was a member of the group starting in 1989 and was on
hand for NUFAN’s classic recordings, notably 1995’s Leche Con Carne. The band’s most recent release was 2008’s The Feel Good Record of the Year. Sly
also performed as a solo artist and had released a pair of acoustic albums via
Fat Wreck Chords.