Wednesday, February 04, 2009

About 10 minutes ago, Duglas T Bandit called me to say that he had been told that Lux Interior died over the weekend. When I fired up the computer there were 20 messages asking if i'd heard anything. The answer is no and I sincerely hope that it's not true.

Having said that, I'm trying to substantiate this. In these fucked up times, I guess it's not out of the bounds of possibility, however this internet thing has a lot to answer for so let's all hope that it is indeed a crock.

Update: I'm about to shut this thing down for the night but let's not forget that these are intensely private individuals. If it does turn out to be true then it's a pretty devastating thing. Have faith though and more importantly, don't add to the possibility that it could be nothing more than rumour.


Anonymous said...

So far as I can tell, this story originated on the Daily Swarm website. All other reports come from there. I think people are jumping the gun. This is happening way too often on blogs and the like these days - death announcements before it's official... There's been no official announcement, despite the "fact" that he was supposed to have died three or four days ago already. Indeed, a pal of mine in Los Angeles said to me that, "The dead don't use the phone."

Karate Boogaloo said...

Yes, I saw it at the same place - the Daily Swarm. I'm with you Lindsay - highly skeptical.

Anonymous said...

PJ from the Dirty Water Club/Dirty Water Records here...

I've received this email from The Cramps' publicist Aleix Martinez:

For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2009

Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, passed away this morning due to an existing heart condition at Glendale Memorial Hospital in Glendale, California at 4:30 AM PST today. Lux has been an inspiration and influence to millions of artists and fans around the world. He and wife Poison Ivy’s contributions with The Cramps have had an immeasurable impact on modern music.

The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Their distinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movie imagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexy rock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.

The family requests that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.