May 26, 2024

Mojo Nixon, the unapologetic musician and radio host who gained cult standing for rabble-rousing, died whereas on a rustic music cruise he was internet hosting and acting on. He was 66.

Nixon suffered a cardiac occasion after his efficiency on the Outlaw Nation Cruise Wednesday.

Information of his passing was shared in an announcement posted to the official Fb web page for a 2020 documentary movie concerning the artist, “The Mojo Manifesto: The Life and Occasions of Mojo Nixon.”

“Mojo Nixon was full-tilt, wide-open rock laborious, root hog, nook on two wheels + on hearth,” stated the movie’s Fb web page. “Passing after a blazing present, a raging night time, closing the bar, taking no prisoners and breakfast with bandmates and associates. A cardiac occasion on the Outlaw Nation Cruise is about proper … and that is simply how he did it.”

Nixon, whose actual title is Neill Kirby McMillan Jr., was identified for his superstar spoofs like hit songs “Elvis is In all places,” “Don Henley Should Die” and “Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Little one.” 

“Since Elvis is in all places, we all know he was ready for him within the alley out again. Heaven assist us all,” stated the assertion. 

In a 2017 interview posted by SiriusXM, Nixon stated he was serious about music from a younger age as a result of “it is thrilling, it is harmful, and it makes the church individuals nervous.” The music artist recorded a number of albums, each solo and with collaborators, and likewise turned an actor. 

“I am a rabble-rouser who does humorous social commentary inside a rock-and-roll setting,” he stated in a 1990 interview with The New York Occasions.

He additionally advised the Occasions he got here up with the title Mojo Nixon as a result of “it is two phrases that should not go collectively.” 

Nixon is survived by his spouse Adaire McMillan and two sons, Rafe Cannonball McMillan and Ruben McMillan. He additionally had a granddaughter.

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