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Brendan Mullen† Oct. 12, 2009 (aged 60)
* Oct. 09, 1949
† Oct. 12, 2009
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cause of Death
Died at Ventura County Medical Center after suffering a massive stroke.
Mullen, who moved to L.A. from Scotland, opened the punk club "the Masque" in Hollywood in 1977. It had launched the careers of the GERMS, X, the GO-GO'S, the WEIRDOS, the SKULLS, the CONTROLLERS and more.
He also was a writer and wrote the book "We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk" (2001, with Marc Spitz). He also co-wrote 2002's "Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs" (with Adam Parfrey and Germs band mate Don Bolles). He was the author of the oral history of Jane's Addiction, "Whores," published in 2005, and wrote the text of the fantastic 2007 illustrated history "Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley."
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