Buzzcocks Frontman Pete Shelley Has Died At 63

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Shelley went on to have a solo career, releasing the song Do Anything, for the film Some Kind of Wonderful but the band reformed in 1989 and released brand new music, touring with bands such as Nirvana, the Adored, the Strays, Lola Ray, and Images.

Pete Shelley, one of the founding members of the legendary punk rock band, Buzzcocks, has tragically died at the age of 63-years-old after years of touring and performing.

"He was held in the highest regard", their statement read", by the music industry and by his fans around the world". The group formed in the 1970s and greatly influenced the music scene in the United Kingdom.

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Pete formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto and they opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester in 1976. It did not elaborate on the details of Shelley's death but said that more information would be released later.

Former Sex Pistols bass player and songwriter Glen Matlock said he was "totally shocked and saddened" by the "untimely death".

The band are best known for their hit, Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've). Finding himself in dispute with EMI, which bought out Buzzcocks' label, Shelley broke up the band.

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However, they split after five years in 1981.

In an interview with Double Jay's Chris Winter in the 1970s, Shelley talked about the trend in that scene - documented in films like 24 Hour Party People - of the audience throwing objects and spitting on the bands during their sets. As an unintended outcome, the name, Buzzcocks, became associated with the TV series rather than their band, much to their chagrin.

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