Kim Shattuck, the longtime frontwoman of punk-rock band The Muffs who additionally briefly performed in Pixies, has handed away on the age of 56. She died after a two-year battle with ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s illness.
After a five-year run as a guitarist within the Los Angeles rock band The Pandoras, Shattuck shaped The Muffs in 1991. The band launched six albums, with a seventh LP, No Vacation, set to reach later this month on October 19th. Amongst their most notable songswere “Unhappy Tomorrow”, “Fortunate Man”, and a canopy of Kim Wilde’s “Children in America” (which appeared on the Clueless soundtrack).
Shattuck’s husband Kevin Sutherland introduced her passing in an Instagram publish (shared on Fb by former Muffs guitarist Melanie Vammen):
“This morning the love of my life Kim handed peacefully in her sleep after a two yr wrestle with ALS. I’m the person I’m right now due to her. She’s going to dwell with all of us via her music, our shared recollections and in her fierce inventive spirit. I really like you at all times my Kimmy. Thanks for sharing your life with me.”
In 2013, Shattuck joined the Pixies as bassist following the departure of founding member Kim Deal. Nevertheless, she was fired from the band later that yr and ultimately changed by Paz Lenchantin.
Our condolences exit to Kim Shattuck’s household, associates, and bandmates throughout this tough time.