By DONNA BALANCIA
Kim Shattuck passed away today after a two-year battle with ALS, according to a post by her husband who wrote heart-wrenching words on social media. She was 56 years old.
Her bandmate, Melanie Vammen, from The Pandoras posted on Instagram.
Shattuck’s voice and demeanor onstage was impressive and a reunion show she performed with The Pandoras was rated as one of the best of the year in CaliforniaRocker.com
Shattuck, who was a well-known go-to musician in LA, came to fame with The Muffs and had a great version of “Kids In America,” originally recorded by Kim Wilde. The Muffs were on the verge of a record release, for a new album, called No Holiday, out on Omnivore on Oct. 18. No Holiday is the band’s first album in five years.
Watch Kim Shattuck’s performance at The Satellite here with The Pandoras.
The Muffs cover of Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids in America’