Buzzcocks Frontman Pete Shelley Passes Away

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The Buzzcocks, with Steve Diggle (L), Pete Shelley, Steve Garvey and Danny Farrant (rear) perform at "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" at CBS Television City on July 24, 2006, in Los Angeles.

According to the BBC, Pete Shelley, frontman for punk rock heavy-hitters Buzzcocks, has died at the age of 63. The band's management informed the BBC that Shelley passed away today, December 6, in Estonia, where he had been living.

The full-lengths spawned a series of songs that made the U.K. Singles Chart, including "Orgasm Addict", "What Do I Get?" and "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)". The band debuted in 1976 in Manchester, opening for the Sex Pistols. "The first album I ever owned was Love Bites by Buzzcocks".

The Buzzcocks were part of the punk revolution which began in England in the mid-1970s and also featured such groups as the Sex Pistols and the Clash. The following year, Buzzcocks began work on a fourth studio album, only to break up after recording demos for the effort.

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Shelley pursued a solo career, introducing more experimental electronic music into his repertoire, and had a club hit with Homosapien.

Buzzcocks reformed in 1989 and released new music, touring with bands such as Nirvana, the Adored, the Strays, Lola Ray, and Images.

The band had released its final LP, The Way, in 2014.

Peter Hook, the bassist and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, tweeted: "Pete Shelley - a true gent!"

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