Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lux Interior, Dead At 62

Glendale resident and The Cramps frontman Lux Interior died at Glendale Memorial today of a heart condition. The official statement:

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.

Glendale just got less interesting.

4 comments:

Mike said...

Notice that the Glendale News-Press didn't bother to make note of this... Papers and blogs across the nation note that he died in Glendale, and yet no mention in our own paper!

Scott said...

I believe he was your neighbor in Adams Hill.

Lisa said...

R.I.P--

Whenever people ridicule me for living in Glendale, I could always smugly think to myself "how could it be so uncool if Lux & Poison live here?"

I've spotted them on Brand, near Broadway.

Anonymous said...

Lux and Ivy once went through my pile of wares I was selling at the Glendale College Flea Market. It was awesome! I was speechless as I looked up at my music heroes quietly looking thru my funky stuff. Lux was an original and he will be dearly missed.