Pete Shelley, co-founder and lead singer of groundbreaking UK punk band Buzzcocks, sadly passed away at the age of 63, and the music world (and beyond) have taken to social media to pay tribute. Read tributes from Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, Pete Wylie of Wah!, Geoff Rickly of Thursday, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Tracey Thorn, Neil Gaiman, Stiff Little Fingers, Superchunk, Mike Mills of R.E.M., Trevor de Brauw, Membranes, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Tanya Donnelly, Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian, Hutch Harris of The Thermals, Captain Sensible of The Damned, Ron Sexsmith, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, Ted Leo, Carl Newman of The New Pornographers, Ryley Walker, Junior Boys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Norman Brannon of Texas is the Reason, Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels, The Stranglers, Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers), Duran Duran, Slaughter and the Dogs, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Billy Corgan, Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, and more, below.

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