Friday, August 3, 2012

Public Readings - Tony Sly

Public Readings - Tony Sly. guitarist and singer for the pop-punk band No Use for a Name, has died, his record label said Wednesday. He was 41.

No cause of death was given.

"It is with great sorrow that we must say goodbye to Tony Sly of No Use For A Name," the group's label, Fat Wreck Chords, said on its website.

"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."

The label's owner, NOFX frontman "Fat Mike" Burkett, added, "One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed."

Sly joined the San Jose, Calif.-based No Use for a Name in 1989. The group achieved minor mainstream success with the song "Soulmate," from their 1995 album Leche Con Carne. Band members came and went, and Sly focused more on his solo acoustic career in later years, but the group had been working on a new studio album since 2010.

Their last studio album, Feel Good Record of the Year, was released in 2008.