Green Day, Pixies, Silversun Pickups pay tribute to late Muffs bassist/singer Kim Shattuck

Kim Shattuck, 2nd from left; Omnivore Recordings

The death of Kim Shattuck, bass player and singer for the band The Muffs and member of Pandoras, Pixies, and Coolies, has hit the indie rock community hard.

Among those paying tribute to the musician, who died of ALS at the age of 56 were Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, and her former band, The Pixies, who she briefly joined in 2013.

Posting a photo of Shattuck with The Muffs, Armstrong wrote on Instagram, "So sad to hear the news about Kim. She was always so cool and tough. All my interactions with her were great. She was one of my favorite song writers."

"When we recorded Dookie we listened to the first Muffs record constantly. We will hear that rock n roll scream from heaven."

The Pixies' Twitter account posted a photo of Shattuck, along with the caption, "We are devastated about Kim's passing. She was a genuine musician, writer and performer who committed her life for the cause. She brought all of her life force to her endeavors and we are fortunate for her sharing some of that life force with us. RIP."

Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert tweeted, "RIP Kim Shattuck. I went to a Muffs show at Tower records in Woodland Hills when I was a wee thing. I got to meet her at the Toys r Us next door. I was over the moon. I still am. So sad."

Fellow '90s female-fronted band Veruca Salt posted, "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 bada**, and be so insanely cute at the same time? No one funnier or cooler. We love you, Kim."

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