The Punk Rock world is in shock right now as it has lost another great. Fat Wreck Chords sadly announced the news that Tony Sly of No Use For A Name has passed away at the age of 41. There are no details on how he passed away but he was on last day of his tour with Joey Cape of Lagwagon on Sunday. Tony and No Use For A Name were working on a new album as well(?). Such a bummer. Tony Sly will be sorely missed! Time to put some NUFAN albums…
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. 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.”
Matt Riddle commented about the tragic news on their Facebook page:
this is matt from no use for a name.
i’ve learned over the years there’s really no right way to talk about this stuff. i was kind of hoping it wouldn’t get out so fast for his family’s sake but it’s a little late for that now. i see that this news has gotten around pretty fast. so i wanted to tell you all personally that this morning i found out that yesterday tony passed away. i’m not sure of all the details yet, and i don’t think that’s really important. what’s important is i lost a great friend and you lost a great songwriter. i’ve been playing with him for 15 years? 16? i haven’t processed it yet. i’ve been on the phone all day with friends and family. i’m not looking forward to it sinking in. i’m worried sick for his wife and kids. i knew tony very well and he would definitely want to thank you for all the love and support for both no use and his solo career. if this doesn’t sound like a professional statement, it’s because it’s not. it’s just me venting and i wanted to let you guys know personally.
no use for a name.
Read our interview with Tony 2 years ago.
Reactions to Tony Sly’s passing:
Bye my friend
— Mike Burkett (@FatMike_of_NOFX) August 1, 2012
Sad news to hear of the death of Tony Sly today. My thoughts go out to his friends and family.
— Chuck Ragan (@ChuckRagan) August 1, 2012
Tony sly, you were a great inspiration to me. You will never be forgotten. Travel well my brother. I’ll see you on the other side.
— Aaron Abeyta (@ElHefeNOFX) August 1, 2012
RIP Tony Sly, you were a good friend and singer and one of the few on the original warped tour 95.
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) August 1, 2012
It was an honer to have had the chance to play with him. It’s a sad day for punk rock. RIP Tony Sly
— OLD MAN MARKLEY (@OLDMANMARKLEY) August 1, 2012
Crushed. RIP Tony Sly you were a great friend to us and so many others. Our hearts go out to his wife and daughters. vimeo.com/10691079
— Teenage Bottlerocket (@teenbottlerock) August 1, 2012
A sad day for all. Our thoughts are with Tony Sly’s family and the rest of the No Use For A Name family today.
— Less Than Jake (@LessThanJake) August 1, 2012
Tony Sly was a Great guy,a great inspiration and a Great friend…I miss you already…think I’m gonna grab a pint and listen to Daily grind
— Scruffy Wallace (@ScruffyDKM) August 1, 2012
losing my mind over the news of Tony Sly’s passing. I still refuse to believe it. he is the reason The Swellers exist. gimme a minute.
— Nick Diener (@nickdiener) August 1, 2012
Genuine heartbreak. Tony Sly was one of the BEST music dudes I ever got to work with. Love him. Be good to each other, Tony would want that.
— Red Scare (@RedScareToby) August 1, 2012
I’m gonna go with For Fiona as my NUFAN pick today
— brendan kelly (@badsandwich) August 1, 2012
So sad to hear about this. RIP Tony Sly, you’ll be greatly missed.
— The Menzingers (@themenzingers) August 1, 2012
— The Bell House (@BellHouseNY) August 1, 2012
RIP Tony Sly (No Use For A Name): fatwreck.com/news/detail/498” aw man :(”
— Sick Of It All (@SOIANYC) August 1, 2012
We pay our respects to the body of work of Tony Sly of No Use for a Name. May he rest in peace. Our deepest… fb.me/YUXQ9n72
— Shai Hulud (@shaihulud) August 1, 2012
RIP TONY SLY. you had a tremendous affect on my songwriting.Thank you. You will be missed.Love JT
— Hawthorne Heights (@HawthorneHgts) August 1, 2012
One of my favorite singer/song writers and biggest influences, Tony Sly of No Use For A Name, has passed away today. Very sad
— TheExpendables (@TheExpendables) August 1, 2012
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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
— The Offspring (@offspring) August 1, 2012
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