Green Day, Pearl Jam And More Pay Tribute To Late Buzzcocks Singer

Pete Shelley died of a heart attack at age 63

December 7, 2018
Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks performs in 2012

Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella

An artist who influenced many of the alternative bands you listen to today is being remembered as a music pioneer. Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley died yesterday at the age of 63, his brother and management confirmed.

Gary John Mcneish wrote on facebook that Shelley had suffered a heart attack.

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The band’s official twitter praised Shelley as one of the UK’s most influential and prolific songwriters.

Buzzcocks did better commercially in their homeland than in the U.S., but their punk / pop punk sound had a lasting impact on musicians everywhere, as evidenced by the tributes pouring in by everyone from Pearl Jam to Green Day.