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Tony Sly

Hometown: San Jose, California
Latest Release: Sad Bear
Status: Inactive
Years active 2004-2012
Current Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Associated Bands: No Use For A Name, Scorpios
Website Tony's Page
Vocals, Guitar Tony Sly
RIP Tony


May, 2014 - The Order of Service to Tony's funeral

A very sad day had a beautiful service as documented by the order of service here

30 Oct, 2013 - The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute is released

33 Bands and Artists pay tribute to the late Tony Sly on the essential The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute.

07 Aug, 2012 - Fatwreck site releases eulogy and details on memorial mass event

From Fat Wreck Chords:

The loss of a loved one is a stark reminder of how short life really is, especially when they go before their time. Last week, Tony Sly was taken too soon, dying peacefully in his sleep at age 41. He is survived by his wife Brigitte, their two daughters Fiona and Keira, his brothers Mike and Jonathan Sly, and his parents Pauline and John Sly. In our time of grief it has been the stories from all over the world shared by band members, friends, and fans that have brought solace in an inconsolable time. To his family, he was a loving husband, a father, a brother, and a son; to us he was a loyal friend, an artist, a poet, and a philosopher. He was a man unafraid to bare his soul to the world. Throughout his lifetime as a musician, whether it was fronting No Use For a Name, or during his solo career, it was as if he was speaking directly to each of us, and because of that, each of us felt a special connection to him. Of course the real connection was to his family, and his loved ones, but somehow when he sang “International You Day” (for Brigitte of course) you felt that he was singing to you. Thank you, Brigitte, Fiona, and Keira, for sharing him with us. He was loved by so many, and will be forever missed.

With a heavy heart we will say goodbye to Tony this Friday, August 10th in San Jose at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, located at 80 South Market Street. Service starts at 9:30AM. Please arrive early as the street will be closed due to the area Jazz Festival. The service is public in hopes that all of you, friends and fans, who have loved and supported Tony, can join us to celebrate his life and his legacy.


We have no choice but to say goodbye to the physical presence of Tony Sly, but he will live on in our thoughts, in our hearts, and in our memories; eternally through his music and his children. Goodbye, our friend.

01 Aug, 2012 - Tony Sly has Passed Away

From Fat Wreck Chords:

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.”

28 Dec, 2011 - New split acoustic album with Joey Cape.

Starting next month, January 22nd I am going to start work on my next acoustic split with Joey. Except this time? 5 No Use songs and 1 new one I am going to try to write right before I record it. Never done that, should be fun. Anyway, I have my songs picked out and hoping on finding a deal out there on a Martin HD-28 to record with. Anyone? Happy new stuff and things- Tony