Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tony Sly

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RIP Anthony J Sly


This is a tragic day for our community, and the punk rock community at large. Our hearts go out to Tony, his family (especially his two young daughters) and his friends. The music (both solo and with No Use) he has left behind will comfort us all, and ensure an unforgettable legacy that will endure for years to come. Thank you for giving us so much of yourself, Tony, Rest In Peace.
-GFS and the whole Fat Wreck Wiki Crew.


The Sly family & friends of Tony have created a website in memory of Tony, celebrating his life and works. Visit it here.

A public mass was held for Tony in San Jose. You can learn more about that on the facebook event page for it.

Tony's Family has set up a fund that you can donate to, through Wells Fargo Bank, which you can learn more about right here.

You can also donate via PayPal by sending your donation to:

Reactions from around the web:

Fat Mike: “One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed.” --via

El Hefe: "Tony Sly, you were a great inspiration to me. You will never be forgotten. Travel well my brother. I'll see you on the other side." --via twitter

Old Man Markley: It was an honor to have had the chance to play with him. It's a sad day for punk rock. RIP Tony Sly" --via twitter

It was a privilege for us to get to do some shows with No Use For A Name this year. Tony's voice was singular, and he was a rad guy. He will be missed by everyone his music touched. The first night we played with No Use, Tony bought us a pitcher of beer after the show at a bar down the street and proved that he was as generous and fun as he was talented. Our deepest sympathy to his family, bandmates, and friends. --via Facebook

Teenage Bottlerocket: "Crushed. RIP Tony Sly you were a great friend to us and so many others. Our hearts go out to his wife and daughters." --via twitter

Toby from Red Scare: "Genuine heartbreak. Tony Sly was one of the BEST music dudes I ever got to work with. Love him. Be good to each other, Tony would want that." --via twitter

Pulley: "Our good friend and No Use For a Name band member, Tony Sly has passed away. Pulley toured with NUFAN many times back in the heyday. We will miss him and the music he made very much. R.I.P." --via facebook

The Ataris: "Tony sly, you wrote some solid songs. When we were just starting out, you generously let us crash your hotel floor. Stay gold man. Godspeed." --via twitter

Rise Against: "We are truly saddened to hear about the passing of our friend Tony Sly. He was an amazing song writer and an amazing person. RIP Tony Sly" --via twitter

Strung Out: "So sad to hear of the passing of our friend Tony Sly from NoUse for a Name today.Our thoughts & prayers are with his family, band & friends" --via twitter

Ken Yokoyama: "it's the saddest day. my friend, tony sly passed away. R.I.P tony, and your sound will live on with me." --via twitter

Karina Deniké: "All my heart felt wishes go out to Brigitte and the Girls. Heart broken over the loss of a dear friend, wonderful musician, and lovely guy. much much too soon. :(" --via facebook

The Bouncing Souls: "We're extremely sad to hear about the passing of Tony Sly. RIP brother. You will be missed" --via twitter

The Offspring: "So sad to hear of Tony Sly's passing. One of the nicest guys ever. Our thoughts are with his family & friends. He'll be greatly missed. -N" --via twitter

Less Than Jake: "A sad day for all. Our thoughts are with Tony Sly's family and the rest of the No Use For A Name family today." --via twitter

Kevin Lyman: "RIP Tony Sly, you were a good friend and singer and one of the few on the original warped tour 95." --via twitter

Ryan of Yellowcard: "RIP Tony Sly. What an inspirational and influential musician for me, I don't even know what to say. So awful." --via twitter

Bad Religion: go easy, tony sly. thanks for all the good times - --via Facebook

goodbye to a good friend, tony sly. -- via twitter

Lagwagon: With the heaviest of hearts. Saddest of days. All of our thoughts are with Tonys family. -- via twitter and Facebook

Remembering a friend. One of the best. Goodnight Tony. (photo) -- via Facebook

Face To Face: "Terrible news today about Tony Sly passing away. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends." --via facebook

Pour Habit: "The world lost an amazing person yesterday. No Use for a Name brought us out on our 2nd U.S. tour ever and I even had the chance to play guitar for them on their last Canadian tour. I am lucky to have been friends with such a legend. Tony was one of the kindest guys you could ever meet and I know I'm not alone when I say the entire music community has some heavy hearts today. My thoughts and heart are with your family. R.I.P. Tony Sly, you are truly going to be missed. -eric" --via facebook

Joel Madden: "Rest in Peace Tony Sly. My deepest sympathy to family, friends and fans of Tony and No Use. Very Sad News." --via twitter

Weigh in with your reaction on the forum here.

Fat Wreck: In Memoriam
Tony Sly Wiki
No Use For a Name Wiki
Tony's Facebook Fan Page
PunkNews obit
Entertainment Weekly obit
Spinner obit
International Business Times obit