Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley dies aged 63

Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley dies aged 63

Details are scarce on Shelley's passing, but a heart attack is suspected as the official cause of death.

Shelley, who has just died at the age of 63, would later recount: "We were in the Blenheim Guest House with pints of beer, sitting in the TV room half-watching Guys and Dolls".

The punk rock band is famously known for its 1978 hit "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)". There, he met Howard Devoto and two friends created the group the Buzzcocks once was in London at a concert of the punk band the Sex Pistols.

"When The Adored was lucky enough to tour United Kingdom with Buzzcocks, I noticed that Pete would watch all of the supporting bands every night".

The BBC, following up on an initial announcement by Shelley's brother Gary McNeish, reported that Shelley, born Peter Campbell McNeish, had been living in Estonia. It did not elaborate on the details of Shelley's death but said that more information would be released later.

The band also gave the name to a long-running British comedy panel show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, which quizzed its sarcastic participants about pop trivia. In 1977 they released their debut EP, Spiral Scratch. His last solo album was 2016′s Cinema Music and Wallpaper Sounds, and The Buzzcocks' last album was 2014′s The Way.

Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan tweeted: "As a lifelong @Buzzcocks fan.I so appreciate the musical influence Pete".

The most recent formation of the band consisted as Pete Shelley on vocals and guitar, Steve Diggle, on vocals and guitar, Chris Remmington on bass and Danny Farrant on drums. Tributes to the frontman immediately poured in from the music world.

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