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San Jose, United States (1987 – 2012)

No Use for a Name (often abbreviated NUFAN) was a band from San Jose, California. They were formed in 1987 by Tony Sly and Rory Koff. The band is highly praised in the skate punk and hardcore scenes, though their sound has evolved considerably through the years, taking on a much lighter and poppier brand of melodic punk.

NUFAN’s debut album, Incognito, was released in 1990 through New Red Archives. The band has released a single and one more full-length on this label, until signing up with Fat Mike’s label, Fat Wreck Chords, on 1993. At that year, No Use For a Name released its first record on Fat, The Daily Grind, which turned to be a highly successful album.

In 1995, After the release of Leche Con Carne, their fourth full-length, Chris Shiflett (now in the Foo Fighters and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) and Matt Riddle (also in Pulley) joined the band to play Guitar and Bass, respectively. In 1997, after the success of Making Friends, the band went on a worldwide tour through U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, and Japan.

Chris left the band to play in the Foo Fighters, so now they have Dave Nassie playing guitar

The band released their 8th full-length album, titled Keep Them Confused, on June 14th, 2005. It takes a more political, philosophical and religious position than earlier releases.

A greatest hits collection titled All the Best Songs was released on July 10, 2007.


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  • Amplify_hate

    Thanks for everything Tony

    5 Aug 4:49pm Reply
  • JohnFeldman

    hope you're doing well.

    31 Jul 1:24pm Reply
  • Dark__Prototype

    thanks for all Tony

    31 Jul 1:16pm Reply
  • gndtsucx

    Miss you, I hope you're doing well, Tony :)

    31 Jul 12:16pm Reply
  • Ayash

    2 years. Hi tony..

    31 Jul 10:08am Reply
  • GP_Javi

    Greetings from Spain. Miss you, I hope you're doing well ♫ [17] I remember seeing them live with Pulley many years ago, tickets were sold to anyone over 16 years old, but at the venue, they wouldn't let anybody under 18 in. NUFAN was pissed (obviously), and Tony said they wouldn't play unless they let everyone in.... so the venue had to open the door again for everyone who was outside. Great show!

    1 Jul 7:39am Reply
  • Ovel_ha

    The Tribute album that's been put out in your honor is amazing! [2]

    17 Apr 1:47pm Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine.

    23 Feb 8:09am Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    I can't wait until I die and go to heaven so I can hear what else he's been working on...

    28 Jan 8:57am Reply
  • FranBlastBeat

    NUFAN: Pure Feeling

    26 Dec 2013 Reply

    Leche Con Carne is still one of my favorite punk albums of all time. I sold my Marshall and bought a Mesa Dual Rectifier after falling in love with the guitar tone on that album at the time.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • SuitcaseLife

    Miss you, I hope you're doing well ♫ [16]

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • db5vry

    Miss you, I hope you're doing well ♫ [15] The Tribute album that's been put out in your honor is amazing!

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • FuckerDance

    RIP Tony Sly :(

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Sadworld

    ever in my heart <3

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • aileen365

    I miss you.

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • deryck88

    Miss you, I hope you're doing well ♫ [14]

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • katheeeeee

    Miss you, I hope you're doing well ♫ [13]

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sickr

    Thanks for all the awesome tunes, Tony. RIP.

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • cramilo11

    thanks for all Tony RIP.

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
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