Kim Shattuck, Lead Singer and Songwriter for The Muffs, Dies at 56

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I met Kim on one of her tours with The Pandoras and she was the most gracious and compassionate musicians I ever had the fortune of meeting.

Absolutely gutted to hear that Kim Shattuck has passed after a battle with ALS. She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce creative spirit, ' he continued.

The Muffs released four albums with Shattuck as their lead singer: 1995's Blonder and Blonder, 1997's Happy Birthday to Me, 1999's Alert Today Alive Tomorrow, and 2004's Really Really Happy.

"This morning the love of my life Kim passed peacefully in her sleep after a two year struggle with ALS", he wrote in an Instagram post that was re-posted by Shattuck's former bandmate, Melanie Vammen.

Kim died at the age of 56 after being diagnosed with the disease, a couple of years ago.

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Her most successful band was the Muffs, a trio who, beginning in 1993, released six albums of pop-punk and became well-known for their cover of Kim Wilde's Kids in America, included on the soundtrack to teen film Clueless. Her husband confirmed the news via social media today.

- 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (@1234gorecords) October 2, 2019Heartbroken to learn that Kim Shattuck of The Muffs has died. "Thank you for sharing your life...", said Sutherland. Besides being a brilliant songwriter, rocking guitarist and singer/screamer extrordinaire, Kim was a true force of nature. I love you always my Kimmy. She will forever be remembered by all of us ⁦@littlesteven_ug⁩ & beyond.

Shattuck and The Muffs had completed a new album, No Holiday, which is slated for release October 18 on Omnivore Recordings.

Shattuck formed another band called The Coolies, with Vanmen and Palmyra Delran, and the released an EP in July.

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