Kim Shattuck Bio – Kim Shattuck Wiki
Kim Shattuck born Kimberly Dianne Shattuck, was the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the band The Muffs.
Shattuck was best known for being the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the band the Muffs, whose cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” was prominently featured in the 1995 film Clueless. She was also a member of both the Pandoras and the Beards, and contributed her vocals to songs by NOFX and Bowling For Soup. In 2013, Shattuck joined the Pixies for their European tour replacing original Pixies member Kim Deal before eventually departing at the end of the tour.
Shattuck and Melanie Vammen were members of the Pandoras in the 1980s. In 1991, they started the punk band the Muffs and released their first singles “Guilty” and “New Love” that same year. A 1992 single on Sub Pop, “I Need You,” followed in 1992, and their self-titled debut album was released in 1993 via Warner Bros. Records. Their cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” famously appeared on the Clueless soundtrack in 1995.
Four albums followed: 1995’s Blonder and Blonder, 1997’s Happy Birthday to Me, 1999’s Alert Today Alive Tomorrow, and 2004’s Really Really Happy. The group went on hiatus. Shattuck collaborated with other musicians and bands over the years, including NOFX, the Dollyrots, and more. She was briefly a touring member of the Pixies following Kim Deal’s departure from the band. The Muffs returned for various live performances before releasing 2014’s Whoop Dee Doo. The Muffs’ next album No Holiday is set for an October 18 release.
Kim Shattuck Age
She was born on July 17, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on October 2, 2019 at age 56.
Kim Shattuck Husband
She was married to her husband Kevin Sutherland. In February, Shattuck said of her husband in an Instagram post, “I love this fuzzy faced, Dodgers fan, hero, human husband with all my heart! Thanks for everything Kevin! Yeah you are a keeper for sure!”
Kim Shattuck Family
Kim Shattuck had two siblings, a sister Kristen Shattuck and a brother Kirk.
Kim Shattuck Children
Kim Shattuck had no children.
Kim Shattuck Death
Kim Shattuck died on October 2, 2019 after a two-year battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 56 years old. Kim Shattuck’s husband Kevin Sutherland confirmed her death in a statement on Social Media. The statement read, “This morning the love of my life Kim passed peacefully in her sleep after a two year struggle with ALS. I am the man I am today because of her. She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce creative spirit. I love you always my Kimmy. Thank you for sharing your life with me.”
“My heart is forever broken,” wrote Kim Shattuck’s former Muffs bandmate and longtime collaborator Melanie Vammen.
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The Muffs’ Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald said in a statement: “We are very sorry to announce the passing of our bandmate and dear friend Kim Shattuck. Besides being a brilliant songwriter, rocking guitarist and singer/screamer extrordinaire, Kim was a true force of nature. While battling ALS Kim produced our last album, overseeing every part of the record from tracking to artwork. She was our best friend and playing her songs was an honor. Goodbye Kimba. We love you more than we could ever say.”
Kim Shattuck Cause of Death
Kim Shattuck’s cause of death was complications of ALS.
Kim Shattuck ALS
In an interview with Vents Magazine, Kim Shattuck said, “Sadly, it runs in my damn family, and that disease is a mystery to just about every scientist! We are definitely interested in finding a cure for ALS! Cure it already!”
Kim Shattuck Net Worth
Kim Shattuck’s net worth was estimated to be $1 million.
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