Mittwoch, 1. August 2012

"In Memoriam: Tony Sly"

Uns hat die traurige Nachricht erreicht, dass No-Use-For-a-Name-Frontmann Tony Sly verstorben ist. Er war 41-Jahre alt. Wir haben Tony Sly und seine Band mit dem Waste of Mind über viele Jahre begleitet und sind sicher nicht die einzigen, in deren Punk-Sozialisierung die Band eine entscheidende Rolle gespielt hat. Fat-Wreck-Gründer Fat Mike sagte: "One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed."

Matt von No Use For a Name hat folgendes Statement veröffentlicht:

"hello everybody.
this is matt from no use for a name.
i've learned over the years there's really no right way to talk about this stuff. i was kind of hoping it wouldn't get out so fast for his family's sake but it's a little late for that now. i see that this news has gotten around pretty fast. so i wanted to tell you all personally that this morning i found out that yesterday tony passed away. i'm not sure of all the details yet, and i don't think that's really important. what's important is i lost a great friend and you lost a great songwriter. i've been playing with him for 15 years? 16? i haven't processed it yet. i've been on the phone all day with friends and family. i'm not looking forward to it sinking in. i'm worried sick for his wife and kids. i knew tony very well and he would definitely want to thank you for all the love and support for both no use and his solo career. if this doesn't sound like a professional statement, it's because it's not. it's just me venting and i wanted to let you guys know personally.
matt riddle
no use for a name."

Unser Mitgefühl gilt Tonys Familie und Freunden.