“Elvis Is Everywhere” singer Mojo Nixon has died. He was 66 years old.
Mr. Nixon, whose maiden name was Neil Kirby McMillan Jr., was found dead Wednesday after suffering a “heart attack” aboard his annual Outlaw Country Cruise, his family said in a statement on Facebook. Announced.
The musician played on the cruise the night before. He was a frequent performer and co-host on the annual voyage.
“Mojo Nixon. How you live is how you die. Mojo Nixon was full tilt, wide open, hard as a rock, rotten at the roots, blazing around corners on two wheels…” the family writes. “After a wild show, a wild night, closing the bar, taking no prisoners, and having a delicious breakfast with my bandmates and friends.”
“The heart event at Outlaw Country Cruise was just that…and that’s how he did it. Mojo left the building.”
“Elvis is everywhere, so we know he was waiting for him in the alley. Heaven help us all,” concluded the statement.
The performer was born on August 2, 1957 in North Carolina. He grew up in Virginia, but started his music career in Denver, where he joined his punk band Zebra 123.
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When the punk band broke up, he traveled to San Diego and joined Dick Montana’s band the Snuggle Bunnies. Richard Banks, also known as Skid Roper, joined the band. The group won San Diego’s Best New Band award at the Battle of the Bands. They also recorded a three-hour recording session at Soundtrax Studio in San Diego.
Shortly after, Nixon and Lauper signed a contract with Enigma Records, which helped release their debut album in 1985. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper. Two years later, Nixon was released. Bodeishus!!!, It started with his hit song “Elvis Is Everywhere.”
After the success of “Elvis Is Everywhere,” he began performing in the following ways: arsenio hall show — The performer has released several albums with more collaborators, including Toadliquors and Jello Biafra.
Two years after the success of “Elvis is Everywhere,” Nixon entered the acting industry.He played James Van Eaton in the 1989 Jerry Lee Lewis biopic great fireball.Also included in his credits Super mario bros Since 1993 Car No. 54, where is it? following year.
He later hosted radio shows in Cincinnati, Ohio, and San Diego. In the early ’80s, he got a job with his SiriusXM, Outlaw Country: Music without fences show.
his outlaw country His colleague Elizabeth Cook also shared the news of his death on Facebook. “I am sad to announce that my partner in crime, Mojo Nixon, on Sirius I will miss you when you are gone.”
In 2022, a documentary chronicling his life premiered at SXSW. The Mojo Manifesto: The Life and Times of Mojo Nixon.