Tony Sly, Sänger und Frontmann der Punkrock-Band „No Use For A Name“ (NUFAN) ist am 31.07.2012 im Alter von 41 Jahren gestorben. Am Mittwoch (01.08.2012) war davon bereits auf der Homepage des Plattenlabels „Fat Wreck Chords“ zu lesen und auch über die sozialen Netzwerke verbreitete sich die traurige Nachricht rasant. So ist auf der offiziellen Facebook-Seite von NUFAN ein Statement dazu zu lesen von dem Bassisten der Band Matt Riddle:

„hello everybody.

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.

matt riddle
no use for a name.“ Quelle

In Gedenken an diesen großartigen Künstler, der leider viel zu früh von uns gegangen ist, hier noch ein Einblick in seine künstlerische Leistung:

Tony Sly – Via Munich


R.I.P. Tony Sly (04.11.1970 – 31.07.2012)