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No Use For A Name



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Hometown: San Jose, CA (USA)

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No Use for a Name (Abbreviated NUFAN) is a Punk rock band from San Jose, CA, USA, formed in 1987 by Tony Sly and Rory Koff. The band is highly appraised in the Skate punk and Hardcore punk scenes, though the band's sound has evolved considerably through its career, taking on a much lighter and poppier brand of melodic punk as the years passed.

The band was first featured on Maximum RocknRoll's 1987 Turn It Around compilation, with the song Gang Way. A year later, the band's debut EP, Let 'em Out, was released through Slap–A–Ham Records.

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 breaking into the mainstream and 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 and Matt Riddle 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 Shiflett left the band on 1999 to join the successful Foo Fighters, being replaced by Dave Nassie.

The band released, their 10th full–length titled Keep Them Confused June 14th, 2005. It takes a more political position than earlier releases.

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Reviews

NOFX / No Use for a Name live in Minneapolis

NOFX / No Use for a Name

live in Minneapolis (2008)

live show

No Use for a Name The Feel Good Record of the Year

No Use for a Name

The Feel Good Record of the Year (2008)

Fat Wreck Chords

No Use For A Name Keep Them Confused

No Use For A Name

Keep Them Confused (2005)

Fat Wreck Chords

Sum 41 / No Use For A Name / The Starting Line / Authority Zero live in Jacksonville

Sum 41 / No Use For A Name / The Starting Line / Authority Zero

live in Jacksonville (2003)

live show

No Use For a Name Hard Rock Bottom

No Use For a Name

Hard Rock Bottom (2002)

Fat Wreck Chords

No Use For a Name Hard Rock Bottom

No Use For a Name

Hard Rock Bottom (2002)

Fat Wreck Chords

No Use For A Name/ Yellowcard/Eyeliners live in Orlando

No Use For A Name/ Yellowcard/Eyeliners

live in Orlando (2002)

live show

No Use For a Name/Yellowcard/Eyeliners live in Chicago

No Use For a Name/Yellowcard/Eyeliners

live in Chicago (2002)

live show

No Use For A Name/Yellowcard/Eyeliners live in Seattle

No Use For A Name/Yellowcard/Eyeliners

live in Seattle (2002)

live show

No Use For A Name Incognito [reissue]

No Use For A Name

Incognito [reissue] (2001)

Fat Wreck Chords

No Use for a Name Live in a Dive

No Use for a Name

Live in a Dive (2001)

Fat Wreck Chords

No Use For A Name Live in a Dive

No Use For A Name

Live in a Dive (2001)

Fat Wreck Chords

Pennywise/Face To Face/No Use For A Name live in San Diego

Pennywise/Face To Face/No Use For A Name

live in San Diego (2001)

live show

No Use For A Name More Betterness!

No Use For A Name

More Betterness! (1999)

Fat Wreck Chords

No Use For A Name Making Friends

No Use For A Name

Making Friends (1997)

Fat Wreck Chords

No Use For A Name Leche Con Carne

No Use For A Name

Leche Con Carne (1995)

Fat Wreck Chords

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Interviews

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No Use For A Name

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 9:33 PM (EST)

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Tony Sly (No Use For A Name)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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Interviews: Fat Wreck Chords to release Tony Sly (No Use for a Name) tribute album
Fat Wreck Chords owner and NOFX frontman, Fat Mike, has announced plans to release a tribute album to the late Tony Sly of No Use for a…
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