David Johansen on Malcolm McLaren: 'He was the perfect preservation against stuffiness'

New York Dolls frontman David Johansen has issued the following statement to EW.com in response to the death of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, who briefly managed the Dolls before their breakup in 1976:

“Malcolm McLaren was such a marvelous amalgam of exuberation, sensuality, culture, and literacy 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.”

Johansen and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain reunited the Dolls in 2004; they released their fourth studio album, Cause I Sez So, in 2009.

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More from EW.com’s Music Mix:
Bow Wow Wow singer Annabella Lwin remembers Malcolm McLaren: ‘I’m so grateful to have known somebody like him’
Johnny Rotten mourns Malcolm McLaren: ‘Above all else he was an entertainer and I will miss him’
Malcolm McLaren: His most memorable videos
Malcolm McLaren, former Sex Pistols manager, dead at 64

Comments (6 total) Add your comment
  • Lee Harvey

    Never Mind the Bollocks…

    • Rabah

      Liebe Frau SchweikertBestürzt habe ich die Nachricht von Ihrem Tod vroeemmnn. Unser Kontakt war bisher nur virtueller Natur, schon lange wollte ich sie persönlich kennen lernen. Nun ist es anders gekommen.Ich bedaure dies sehr und werde Sie in bester Erinnerung behalten.Andreas Mäder

  • stevie

    madam butterfly was superb

  • carol anne

    What a 60’s team Malcolm and Vivian never to be repeated

  • rizar_omg

    Здраствуйте Предлагаю обмен ссылками (постовыми) вашего блога music-mix.ew.com с моим.
    Заранее благодарен за ответ.
    С уважением, Александр.

  • Nopp

    Thanks for putnitg this blog together and for all the great River Valley Music you do. Best of luck on this new endeavor. I’m excited to see how it develops and grows!

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