artists pay tribute to Kim Shattuck (mem of Pixies, Green Day, Fucked Up, Vivian Girls, more)
Today came the very sad news that Kim Shattuck of The Muffs (and The Pandoras, The Coolies, briefly the Pixies, and more) has sadly passed away at age 56 after a two-year battle with ALS. Several fellow musicians, music industry figures, and artists have since paid tribute to her, including the Pixies, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Veruca Salt, Waxahatchee, Damian Abraham (Fucked Up), AC Newman (The New Pornographers), Tim Kasher (Cursive), Jeff Rosenstock, Brian Posehn, Tom Scharpling, Nardwuar, Katy Goodman (Vivian Girls, La Sera), Silversun Pickups, David Cross, Ted Leo, The Dollyrots, Riot Fest, Asian Man Records, and more. See their tributes below…
We are devastated about Kim's passing. She was a genuine musician, writer and performer who committed her life for the cause. She brought all of her life force to her endeavors and we are fortunate for her sharing some of that life force with us. RIP. pic.twitter.com/iTBagHViah
— PIXIES (@PIXIES) October 3, 2019
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So sad to hear the news about Kim. She was always so cool and tough. All my interactions with her were great. She was one of my favorite song writers. When we recorded dookie we listened to the first Muffs record constantly. We will hear that rock n roll scream from heaven. @kimshattuck #kimshattuck ..
RIP to Kim Shattuck. One of the all time great voices. LISTEN TO THE MUFFS!!!
— Damian Abraham (@leftfordamian) October 2, 2019
Without here part in Lori Myers I don’t know if I ever would have wanted to sing in a band?
— Damian Abraham (@leftfordamian) October 3, 2019
Was just remarking over the weekend how Kim has the best scream in the biz. Love The Muffs and was fortunate to see them, still rippin’, a few years back. RIP Kim Shattuck
— Tim Kasher (@timkasher) October 2, 2019
Kim Shattuck RIP. She was so good, always will be.
— Carl Newman (@ACNewman) October 2, 2019
RIP Kim Shattuck of The Muffs, one of my favorite songwriters, an inspiration, someone whose music I have been listening to on repeat for years. https://t.co/vvI2ZbYGPJ
— Jeff Rosenstock (@jeffrosenstock) October 2, 2019
RIP Kim Shattuck ❤️
— Katy Goodman (@iamkatygoodman) October 2, 2019
Heartbroken about Kim. One of the all time greats. How could anyone be such a brilliant pop songwriter, singer, screamer, and such a total punk-rock badass, and be so insanely cute at the same time? No one funnier or cooler. We love you, Kim #kimshattuck #RIPKimShattuck pic.twitter.com/rD8fsARpV7
— Veruca Salt (@verucasalt) October 3, 2019
Beyond speechless right now with this news. Kim, thank you for being our big sister in the scene, for always supporting our art, for singing on our records and playing shows together. Total heartbreak with this news Everyone, play your Muffs records tonight.#kimshattuck pic.twitter.com/E056m5IHvT
— The Dollyrots (@TheDollyrots) October 2, 2019
I love you Kim Shattuck. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/LGaQG5Giwf
— Asian Man Records (@asianmanrecords) October 2, 2019
— Nardwuar (@nardwuar) October 3, 2019
Kim Shattuck wrote the best songs and had one of the best screams. A monumental talent and such a huge loss. Just heartbreaking. Her music was so life-affirming.
Rest in peace.https://t.co/u4yyb2E8PG
— scharpling (@scharpling) October 2, 2019
RIP Kim Shattuck. pic.twitter.com/ruhUrB1rgd
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) October 2, 2019
RIP Kim Shattuck. I’m in shock. One of the coolest humans ever. Such a total badass. So sad.
— Brian Posehn (@thebrianposehn) October 3, 2019
Heartbroken to learn that Kim Shattuck of The Muffs has died. Love to her family, friends, fans and those she inspired. Rest In Peace, Kim. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5yHxA6zQNY
— Amoeba Music (@amoebamusic) October 3, 2019
Absolutely gutted to hear that Kim Shattuck has passed after a battle with ALS. Immensely talented, inspirational, ferocious and sweet whether with the Pandoras, Muffs, Pixies or Coolies. An absolute icon. pic.twitter.com/Reu9QuAJ6S
— 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (@1234gorecords) October 2, 2019
Kim Shattuck got more hooks in 1 finger than most of us mofos have in a lifetime. And also the greatest scream in rock and roll, a genre full of great screams
— Radiator Hospital (@radhostweets2u) October 3, 2019
RIP Kim Shattuck. I went to a Muffs show at Tower records in Woodland Hills when I was a wee thing. I got to meet her at the Toys r Us next door. I was over the moon. I still am. So sad…_b #KimShattuck
— Silversun Pickups (@SSPU) October 3, 2019
RIP Kim Shattuck. A complete original and the nicest and smartest badass you could ever hope to meet. You will be missed.
— )))David Cross((( (@davidcrosss) October 3, 2019
God. And in the same breath, RIP to the great Kim Shattuck.
— Ted Leo (@tedleo) October 3, 2019