VIDEO: RIP Kim Shattuck; Her Pandoras Reunion Show Ranked Among the Best

Kim Shattuck and Melanie Vammen in The Pandoras - Photos and video by Donna Balancia for


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.

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My heart is forever broken

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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

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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.

Kim Shattuck – Photo by Heather Harris


Watch Kim Shattuck’s performance at The Satellite here with The Pandoras.

The Muffs cover of Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids in America’