Update, 12/4: Our good friends over at Perfect Sound Forever have a terrific video interview (in two parts) conducted with McLagan in ’08 by Robin Cook. It’s well worth watching – McLagan is in top spirits, outgoing and funny. Check it out:
Beloved musician passes away shortly after experiencing a severe stroke.
By Fred Mills
An hour or so ago we reported that Small Faces/Faces keyboard legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan – also a veteran session musician and frontman for his on Bump Band — was being reported by KXAN of Austin as being “in critical condition at an Austin hospital with what a source tells KXAN is a head injury.” At that time no additional details had been released; the Austin-based musician was scheduled to be touring with Nick Lowe.
Since our post, however, we’ve learned that McLagan has died in the hospital today (Dec. 3); according to the Austin Chronicle, apparently he experienced a stroke on Monday and was admitted to Brackenridge Hospital on Tuesday.
God bless you Mac, you were one of the greats. McLagan performed this past March at Blurt’s SXSW day party, and I was also fortunate enough to meet him a number of years ago when I was in Austin shortly after he published his autobiography, 1998’s All The Rage.