Posted in music on August 1, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Tony Sly

it's been a while since I've dusted off my copy of No Use for a Name's ¡Leche con Carne!, but it was one of the more impressionable albums on me in my music taste forming days, which began with a whole lot of '90s pop punk. And when their video for "Soulmate" from that album (which you can watch below) appeared on Hopeless Records' video compilation Cinema Beer Goggles (along with NOFX, Vandals, Circle Jerks, Blink-182, etc) I must have watched it enough times to recite it's storyline.

We're now saddened to receive news from No Use for a Name's label Fat Wreck Chords, that the band's frontman Tony Sly, who also had a solo career and has recorded with Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, has passed away. He was 41 years old. Fat's website reads:

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."
RIP Tony. You'll be missed and always remembered through your music. The video for "Soulmate" is below.

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No Use for a Name - "Soulmate"

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Tags: RIP, Tony Sly

Comments (13)

Still shocked about this. RIP Tony :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:13 PM

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:17 PM

Very sad, 41 is too young. I will play some No Use For A Name in honor/

Posted by aahxzen | August 1, 2012 3:21 PM

so incredibly sad about this. Tony you will be missed and forever loved big guy!

Posted by anon | August 1, 2012 3:37 PM

I'll always remember Tony and No Use For A Name at Coney Island High sometime in 1997. I had Zits,a bouncing souls shirt a wallet chain, a need to crowd surf and no responsibilities. They were great songs for a great time in our lives. RIP

Posted by Phineas | August 1, 2012 11:01 PM

Who? RIP

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 11:21 PM

Wow, not again. They seriously always come in threes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 11:36 PM

Rest easy, hombré. Thanks for being so good to so many of us.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 9:04 PM

41 why so young. Very sad. r.ip.

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awesome threads. truly great music

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