Published: Fri, October 04, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

The Muffs Singer Dead At 56

The Muffs Singer Dead At 56

Kim Shattuck, a celebrated LA punk musician who was once bassist with the Pixies, has died aged 56.

Kim's husband Kevin Sutherland wrote on Instagram: "This morning, the love of my life passed peacefully in her sleep after a two-year struggle with ALS. I am the man I am today because of her", he wrote.

"All of us at Omnivore Recordings are devastated by the loss of our friend Kim Shattuck of The Muffs", her most recent record label shares. Farewell Kimba. We adore you beyond what we would ever say.' The band was set to discharge its 6th collection on 18 October. She brought all of her life force to her endeavors and we are fortunate for her sharing some of that life force with us. She formed the Muffs with Melanie Vammen in 1991 after leaving the Pandoras; the two later teamed up again to start the Coolies, which released its debut in July-and pledged all profits to an ALS nonprofit.

In 2013, Shattuck generated headlines when she was quickly replaced as the new bass player for the Pixies following Kim Deal's departure. A final album from the Muffs, "No Holiday", is scheduled for release in October 1999. She quit the Pandoras in late 1990; shortly afterwards, the band broke up and frontwoman Paula Pierce died of a brain aneurysm.

She was additionally a member of The Coolies with Melanie Vammen and Palmyra Delran, and the band launched an EP in 2019 particularly to donate the proceeds to the ALS Basis. I love you always my Kimmy.

Ronnie Barnett, The Muffs longtime bandmember, didn't release a statement after Shattuck's passing, but he changed his social media status to, 'feeling devastated'.

Was just remarking over the weekend how Kim has the best scream in the biz.

What people said about her: "So sad to hear the news about Kim". Her songs did their infectious damage with concision and verve.

The band's cult 1993 debut was later re-issued by Burger Records, and it remains a braving, astute, funny, and fearless listen.

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