Los Angeles music venue the Roxy paid tribute to Kim Shattuck, devoting the club’s high visibility Sunset Strip marquee to the Muffs singer and songwriter.
A prominent figure in the alt-rock scene of the late ’80s and ’90s, Shattuck died on Oct. 2 at age 56 after a battle with ALS.
Bandmates, peers and fans posted tributes all over social media after Melanie Vammen, a bandmate in the Muffs and a more recently formed group, the Coolies, confirmed the news, writing, “My heart is forever broken.”
Shattuck’s husband, Kevin Sutherland, posted a wedding photo and wrote, “I am the man I am today because of her. She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce creative spirit. I love you forever my Kimmy. Thank you for sharing your life…”
Read other tributes to Shattuck below:
Heartbroken about Kim. 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. We love you, Kim 💔💔💔#kimshattuck #RIPKimShattuck pic.twitter.com/rD8fsARpV7
— Veruca Salt (@verucasalt) October 3, 2019
Kim Shattuck was the person I knew was cooler than I could ever be. Her riffs and melodies and style and substance. I'm so sad she is no longer with us. Listen to The Muffs. Listen to The Pandoras.
— Molly “I look great in a mask” Neuman (@mollydneuman) October 2, 2019
She was an incredible person with the best kind of rock n’ roll life story. I fell under her spell when I saw her swinging from the rafters and shredding her guitar and vocal chords downstairs at the Middle East in Central Square in ‘94. I’ve never seen a band so explosive.
— ☠️ Kay 👻 Hanley ☠️ (@kayhanley) October 2, 2019
Heartbroken to learn that Kim Shattuck of The Muffs has died. Love to her family, friends, fans and those she inspired. Rest In Peace, Kim. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5yHxA6zQNY
A sad day indeed to hear of the passing of the brilliant musician/producer Kim Shattuck.A shining pioneer of female Rock & Roll musicians. She will forever be remembered by all of us @littlesteven_ug & beyond. Rock in peace. https://t.co/l59YLdGL3h
— Michael Des Barres (@MDesbarres) October 2, 2019
— Nardwuar (@nardwuar) October 3, 2019
— Kathy Valentine (@Kathy_Valentine) October 3, 2019