News: Statements from John Lydon and Steve Jones on the passing of Malcolm McLaren

Ex-Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren died yesterday in New York at age 64.

Here is a statement from former Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten:

“For me Malc was always entertaining, and I hope you remember that. Above all else he was an entertainer and I will miss him, and so should you.”

Also is a statement from Rotten’s colleague in the band, guitarist Steve Jones via Twitter:

“I was upset when I heard the news, as I’ve always had a soft spot for Malcolm. I knew him since I was 17 before the Pistols formed. I used to drive him around in Vivienne Westwood’s car to the tailors in London in the days of the ‘Let It Rock’ clothing store. Malcolm was definitely the Brian Epstein of punk—without him it wouldn’t have happened the way it did. I stayed friends with him throughout the years despite some of our differences. He came on ‘Jonesy’s Jukebox’ a couple of years ago, and that’s a good memory. But my fondest memory of Malcolm, and I loved the guy, was his birthday gift to me when I turned 21—he got me a hooker and some heroin.”

(statements via MSOPR)

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One thought on “News: Statements from John Lydon and Steve Jones on the passing of Malcolm McLaren

  1. As one of the thousands of “old” punks from the 1970s id like to offer my condolences at the passing of Malcolm Mclaren.Like all us 15 year olds, my coming of age were the Sex Pistols, and Malcolm provided the catalyst to make the movement happen.
    In hindsight maybe there were elements of luck/intuition/and that whole social era thing, but it had to have people like Malcolm and Lydon and Vivian to make the pieces fit together,
    like all originals,these are the people who will make a mark on history and will be remembered long after we are all gone.
    Still, as a 1970s “Punk Rocker” i will have my place in history assured at least.Thanks Malcolm, and thanks for those all to brief Punk years.

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