News broke today that Tony Sly, best known as the lead singer of Bay Area punk band No Use For a Name, has died at the age of 41.
This is a bummer for many reasons, not the least of which being that Sly made some really great music that I loved. I had the pleasure of seeing NUFAN live several times and chatting with Sly on more than one occasion. He always seemed very down-to-Earth; a nice guy.
Details are sketchy about the cause of death (I haven’t seen any details reported, actually). I fear that it was drug related because I feel the cause of death would have been released otherwise. If you need a fix of NUFAN, or need an introduction to the band, check out All the Best Songs, the band’s best of compilation, available as a digital download for only $6.00 from Fat Wreck Chords.