Thursday, April 08, 2010

Malcolm McLaren RIP

Music legend Malcolm McLaren passed away this morning in New York after a long battle with cancer. He was 64.

Before becoming the infamous manager of the iconic punk rock band the Sex Pistols, McLaren was in fashion and ran many alternative clothing shops in London, although he eventually would have his own clothing lines. He brought the Sex Pistols to the attention of the world and helped begin a new phase in music, even though later he was accused of mismanaging their money.

McLaren had a brief solo musical career of his own in the early 1980s introducing sampling to the industry with "Buffalo Gals" and the album "Duck Rock." He also later attempted an electronic version of the opera "Madame Butterfly." He remains a jack of all trades, as throughout his life he also created advertisements for British Airways, managed the New York Dolls and produced the film Fast Food Nation among many other projects. We've once again lost one of the good ones.

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