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Kim Shattuck, star of LA punk scene, dies aged 56

3 October 2019

Kim Shattuck, who was once bassist with The Pixies, has died aged 56.

She died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a nerve condition.

Her most successful band was The Muffs, a trio who, beginning in 1993, released six albums of pop-punk and became well-known for their cover of Kim Wilde’s Kids in America, included on the soundtrack to teen film Clueless.

“Besides being a brilliant songwriter, rocking guitarist and singer/screamer extraordinaire, Kim was a true force of nature,” her bandmates Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald wrote on Facebook. “We love you more than we could ever say.”

She was also a member of The Pandoras and The Coolies and performed guest vocals for bands including Nofx and Bowling for Soup.