Malcolm McLaren is Vivienne Westwood's former partner in crime (and in marriage) who first sold Vivienne's designs on King's Road at the now legendary Let It Rock store. Then he managed The Sex Pistols and became the world's worst behaved publicist. The New York Times bypasses all that this week and lets Malcolm reminisce on his days as a wine taster, though the most interesting thing about the article may be at the bottom of the piece. It reads, "Malcolm McLaren is an artist, musician and designer best recognized for his work with the Sex Pistols and Vivienne Westwood. He is currently working on a stage musical." A stage musical?! Oh my. We hope it's a lot like Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening and nothing like Taboo, The Times, They Are a Changin', or the other rock flops that left Broadway quickly. We also hope that Vivienne Westwood does the costumes, though that may be too much to ask.
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Tim Blanks on Malcolm McLaren, the "Silver-Tongued Devil"
"It’s going to be all 'Sex Pistols svengali' and 'punk impresario' and—God forbid—'Vivienne Westwood’s plus one' for a few weeks, but more than three