Kim Shattuck of The Muffs Passes Away at Age 56

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"My heart is broken", also added Vammen in her posting.

Kim's husband, Kevin Sutherland, confirmed on Instagram that the singer died in her sleep after a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). "I am the man I am today because of her", he wrote. "She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce, creative spirit", Sutherland wrote.

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. "Thank you for sharing your life with me". "We are very sorry to announce the passing of our bandmate and dear friend Kim Shattuck", the Muffs' Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald said in a statement.

'Apart from being an excellent songwriter, rocking guitarist and singer/screamer extrodinaire, Kim was a real power of nature.

Kim bravely battled ALS before her death. She was our best friend and playing her songs was an honor. I love you forever my Kimmy. After they disbanded, Kim started The Muffs with former Pandoras guitarist, Melanie Vammen. Records, and they delivered their self-titled debut collection in 1993. Certainly everyone remembers The Muffs cover of Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" that opens the cult classic Clueless.

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.

Shattuck began performing with Lisa Marr and Sherri Solinger because the Beards, and in 2004, the Muffs reconvened to open one other album, Indisputably Indisputably Ecstatic.

Shattuck's latest project, The Coolies, released a six-song EP out on Wicked Cool Records earlier this year. The band has a new album, No Holiday, planned for October 18 release.

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