Tony Sly, No Use for a Name frontman, dead at 41Tony Sly, No Use for a Name frontman, dead at 41
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Tony Sly, No Use for a Name frontman, dead at 41
  LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Tony Sly, guitarist and singer for the pop-punk band No Use for a Name, has died, his record ... more
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No Use for a Name

No Use for a Name

No Use for a Name (sometimes abbreviated NUFAN or No Use) is a punk rock band from San Jose, California, United States formed in 1987 by Chris Dodge (guitar), Steve Papoutsis (bass), Rory Koff (drums) and John Meyer (vocals). The band's sound has evolved considerably through its career, taking on a much lighter brand of melodic punk as the years passed.. The original line-up of four added Doug Judd as a second guitarist. The band was first featured on Maximum RocknRoll's 1987 Turn it Around compilation, with the song "Gang Way." A year later the band's self-titled debut EP was released on Woodpecker Records. Their second EP, Let 'em Out, was released a year later through Slap A Ham Records. Chris Dodge, Doug Judd, and John Meyer left the band after the release of "Let 'em Out". Soon after, Tony Sly entered the band.. NUFAN's debut album, Incognito, was released in 1990 through New Red Archives. Chris Dodge rejoined on second guitar, and they released their second album Don't Miss the Train in 1992 before signing up with Fat Mike's label Fat Wreck Chords in 1993. During this year Chris Dodge left the line-up, and was replaced with guitarist Robin Pfefer, who took over on lead guitar so Sly could concentrate on singing and stick to rhythm. No Use for a Name also released their first record on Fat that year, The Daily Grind, which turned out to be a highly successful album....
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