Ian McLagan


R.I.P IAN McLAGAN (Keyboardist; Faces, Small Faces)

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Empty Hearts, the band featuring Elliot Easton of The Cars, Clem Burke of Blondie, Wally Palmar of The Romantics and Andy Babiuk of The Chesterfield Kings, have released a statement mourning the loss of keyboard legend Ian McLagan who played on their recently released eponymous debut.
Says co-founder Clem Burke on behalf of the band: "The Empty Hearts are deeply saddened to learn that our dear friend and keyboardist Ian McLagan has passed away.  We will remain forever grateful to him for lending his legendary talent to our work and his enthusiastic support of our efforts - but more so for his legacy as the exemplary man and musician he was. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones. Today, our hearts are empty."

"It is with great sadness and eternal admiration that we report the passing of rock and roll icon Ian McLagan," read the statement. "He died today surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Austin, Texas due to complications from a stroke suffered the previous day. Ian’s artistry, generosity and warmth of spirit touched countless other musicians and music fans around the world.  His loss will be felt by so many."

"I am completely devastated by this shocking news and I know this goes for [Faces members] Ronnie [Wood] and Rod [Stewart] also," said McLagan's bandmate Kenney Jones.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ian-mclagan-faces-rolling-stones-keyboardist-dead-20141203#ixzz3KswKwD1x


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