New York Doll’s Pay Tribute to Malcolm McLaren
The legendary rock band from New York City says that it will dedicate its classic song “Jet Boy” to McLaren when the group plays its only U.K. concert at London Koko on Monday, April 19.
“Malcolm McLaren was such a marvelous amalgam of exuberation, sensuality, culture and literacy,” says NEW YORK DOLLS lead singer David Johansen. “All of this was salted with the essential recognition of his own rascality. He was the perfect preservation against stuffiness and a lack of humanity. We are going to miss him terribly.”
“Malcolm opened up the doors for punk music around the world,” adds Sylvain Sylvain, the DOLLS‘ original founding guitarist. “He was a visionary and took what was going on in New York City and made it global. He was a massive influence on everyone who ever had a punk shop or a punk band. His passing represents the final chapter in an era when music was exciting.”