Kim Shattuck of lead singer and songwriter of The Muffs has passed away. Reports broke that Kim passed away this morning after a two-year battle with ALS.

Shattuck’s husband confirmed the news via social media. She was 56.

From 1985 to 1990, Shattuck was a member of The Pandoras. In 2001, she was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter for The Beards, a side project composed of Shattuck, Lisa Marr, and Sherri Solinger.

Shattuck joined the Pixies for their fall 2013 European tour, following the departure of original member Kim Deal. At the conclusion of the tour in late November 2013, she was fired by the Pixies.

In 2015, Shattuck participated in a reunion of The Pandoras, taking on vocals and guitar duties, as the original Pandoras lead singer and guitarist Paula Pierce had passed away in 1990.

Please support! You can do so via: