New York Dolls’ guitarist Sylvain Sylvain pays tribute to Malcolm McLaren

Singer says manager opened up the doors for punk music across the world

New York Dolls‘ guitarist Sylvain Sylvain has paid tribute to his former manager Malcolm McLaren, who died earlier today (April 8) after suffering with cancer.

Talking to NME.COM, the guitarist said that McLaren was a “beautiful guy” who was “ahead of his time”.

“Me and Malcolm [McLaren] always stayed friends throughout the years,” he explained. “He always had a great sense of humour, he always had a smile on his face. He would cheer you up if you were down.”

Adding that he thought McLaren had “opened up the doors” for punk music across the world, he revealed that New York Dolls would dedicate their song ‘Jet Boy’ to McLaren at their upcoming show at London’s Koko on April 19.

McLaren managed New York Dolls up until they broke up in 1976.

Meanwhile, Sex Pistols’ John Lydon and Vivienne Westwood have also paid tribute to Malcolm McLaren.

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