Star of Punk Scene Kim Shattuck, Died at 56

Veruca Salt, Brody Dalle, and Shattuck’s bandmates paid tribute to the late Kim Shattuck who died due to amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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Shattuck was the flamboyant front woman of the pop-punk trio The Muffs. She also played with bands like the Pixies, Bowling for Soup, Pandoras, the Coolies, and NOFX.

The Muffs comprises of drummer Roy McDonald, bassist Ronnie Barnett and Kim Shattuck fronting. Since 1993, the band has released six pop-punk albums and became famous because of their cover of Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids in America,’ a soundtrack from the film ‘Clueless.’

Her bandmates, Roy and Ronnie, took to Facebook to express their feelings.

“We are very sorry to announce the passing of our bandmate and dear friend Kim Shattuck. Besides being a brilliant songwriter, rocking guitarist and singer/screamer extraordinaire, Kim was a true force of nature,” they said.

“While battling ALS Kim produced our last album, overseeing every part of the record from tracking to artwork. She was our best friend and playing her songs was an honor. Goodbye Kimba. We love you more than we could ever say.”

Punk band Veruca Salt also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late punk persona.

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“One of the all time greats. How could anyone be such a brilliant pop songwriter, singer, screamer, and such a total punk-rock badass, and be so insanely cute at the same time? No one funnier or cooler,” said Veruca Salt’s Nina Gordon.

Brody Dalle of the Distillers also tweeted her feelings about the death of her fellow punk rocker.

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“So bummed Kim Shattuck died. She was hugely underrated. Badass guitar player and great voice, really cool songs. RIP Kim,” Dalle said.

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