Lux Interior – RIP

UPDATED:  It’s official – Lux Interior has passed away.  Details at The Daily Swarm.

This hasn’t been officially confirmed by the band but according to Daily Swarm, Lux Interior  of The Cramps has passed away.

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Here is the official press release:

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.

I was lucky enough to see Lux, Ivy and the band live several times and they always, always killed.

Go out and buy a Cramps record today, you’ll never regret it.

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5 responses to “Lux Interior – RIP

  1. I’ve been avoiding truly freaking out until the band confirmed, but… The Cramps was one of the first bands I truly loved. I was 8 years-old when my sister handed me a cassette of “Bad Music For Bad People.” It changed my life. I’m gonna miss you, Lux Interior…

  2. this is more shit on top of my bad day. i was truly saddened by this.

  3. Horrible. So sad.

    First Joe Strummer, now this. I am getting old and missing my rock and roll.

    http://blasphemes.blogspot.com/2009/02/bad-news-for-bad-people.html

  4. ugh, that totally sucks

  5. So sad…makes me wish I’d seen The Cramps live and in person at least once… :(

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