News - December 7, 2018

Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley dies, age 63
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Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley dies, age 63

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Shelley, best-known to most as the frontman of punk legends Buzzcocks, has died at the age of 63.

It is believed that Shelley suffered a heart attack, with a statement from the band's management saying that Shelley had died on Thursday at his home in Tallinn, Estonia, where he had been living since 2012.

Scoring their biggest hit in 1978 with 'Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)', Buzzcocks were amongst the most influential bands of the punk movement and would go on to release nine albums, with Shelley also releasing a further six solo albums between 1980 and 2016.

A tweet from the band reads: “It's with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters,” while figures from across the music industry have also posted their condolences and tributes to Shelley, some of which you can find below...


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