Kimberly Shattuck Biography
Kimberly Dianne Shattuck was the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the band The Muffs. From 1985 to 1990, she was a member of The Pandoras. In 2001, she was a singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Beards, a superpop side project composed of Shattuck, Lisa Marr, and Sherri Solinger.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 2, 2019
Kimberly Shattuck Cause of Death
Kim Shattuck died on October 2, 2019, following a two-year battle with ALS. On that same day, the Muffs confirmed that they have disbanded once again. Kim Shattuck, the lead singer, and songwriter for The Muffs, died today following a two-year struggle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Hours and hours I spent listening to your vocals, as did thousands of others.
Will play ‘Blonder and Blonder’ on my way to work tomorrow, but with sadness instead of rage.
RIP Kimberly Dianne “Kim” Shattuck.
This really does hurt.#RIPKimShattuck #TheMuffs #Pixies #NOFX pic.twitter.com/EekEAA8S4n
— Martin Wake (@martinwake81) October 2, 2019
Kimberly Shattuck Death Confirmed News by Her Husband
Her husband, Kevin Sutherland confirmed the news today via Instagram. She was 56. Her husband broke the news on social media and Shattuck’s former bandmate, Melanie Vammen, has said: “My heart is forever broken.”The Muffs’ Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald released a statement following the sad news, which said: “We are very sorry to announce the passing of our bandmate and dear friend Kim Shattuck.
Kimberly Shattuck Age
She was 56 years at the time of death (July 17, 1963 – October 2, 2019)
Kimberly Shattuck Formation
The band started as a collaboration between guitarists Kim Shattuck and Melanie Vammen, both former members of the 1980s all-female hard rock group, The Pandoras. The Muffs started performing and recording after the addition of bassist Ronnie Barnett and drummer Criss Crass.
Kimberly Shattuck Start Of Career
In 1991, they started The Muffs as a punk band, who will most likely be remembered for their cover of Kim Wilde’s Kids in America, which appeared on the soundtrack for 1995 movie, Clueless.
The Muffs released four albums before going on a hiatus, which saw Shattuck then collaborate with other bands, including NOFX
She then replaced Kim Deal in Pixies, when they went on tour before returning to the Muffs in 2014 for a new album release. Speaking about motor neuron disease, Shattuck said: “Sadly, it runs in my damn family, and that disease is a mystery to just about every scientist.”
Kimberly Shattuck & Vanmen
Both Shattuck and Vanmen were guitarists in the all-female hard rock group The Pandoras, which ultimately lead them to form The Muffs, adding bassist Ronnie Barnett and drummer Criss Crass.
The group released three 7-inch singles and EPs, New Love and Guilty in 1991 and I Need You in 1992, which lead to the group signing with Warner Bros. Records.
Love passed: ‘This morning the love of my life Kim passed peacefully in her sleep after a two-year struggle with ALS,’ Sutherland’s statement began
They released their sophomore album Blonde and Blonder in 1995, the same year they covered Kim Wilde’s Kids In America for the Clueless soundtrack.
They released two more albums in the 1990s, 1997’s Happy Birthday to Me and 1999’s Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow, before going on a hiatus.
Five years later, The Muffs reunited for their 2004 album Really, Really Happy before going on another hiatus for a decade before reuniting with 2014’s Whoop Dee Doo, which hit #32 on Billboard’s Heatseeking Album chart.
The group had reunited yet again for their upcoming album No Holiday, an 18-track album set for release October 18 on Omnivore Recordings.
Heartbroken: Melanie Vanmen, who was a guitarist in Shattuck’s band The Muffs, shared Sutherland’s photo, while stating, ‘My heart is forever broken’
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.’
Shattuck formed another band called The Coolies, with Vanmen and Palmyra Delran, and the released an EP in July.
She said that 100% of the proceeds of the album would go to ALS research, but it was not known that she suffered from it until she passed.