It is very sad news to report that singer/composer/badass Kim Shattuck has passed after a two year battle with ALS. Kim is best known for her band The Muffs, but has been in several notable bands over the years including The Pandoras, The Pixies, and most recently The Coolies. Certainly everyone remembers The Muffs cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” that opens the cult classic Clueless.
I met Kim on one of her tours with The Pandoras and she was the most gracious and compassionate musicians I ever had the fortune of meeting. Kim could have easily been voted “Class Clown” of any band she was a part of. Her sense of humor was only outshined by her huge heart. I can’t express how much I’m going to miss her and her music. Goodbye Kim, the Afterlife’s house band just got that much cooler.