Clem Burke of Blondie The Empty Hearts Talks About Ian McLagan
Ian McLagan at SXSW photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ian McLagan at SXSW photo by Ros O'Gorman

Clem Burke of Blondie The Empty Hearts Talks About Ian McLagan

by Paul Cashmere on December 4, 2014

in News

One of Ian McLagan’s last projects was as keyboard player for The Empty Hearts.

McLagan, an original member of The Faces and before that The Small Faces, died in Austin today at the age of 69. He suffered a stroke.

The Empty Hearts is the supergroup featuring members of Blondie, The Romantics, The Cars and The Faces.

Clem Burke said, “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.”

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