"Minute of Mayhem" for Sex Pistols Manager

In this Oct. 13, 1978 file photo, band manager Malcolm McLaren leaves Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, after the arraignment of Sid Vicious of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols, on second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. McLaren, 64, died of cancer, Thursday, April 8, 2010. AP Photo/File

Punk rockers around the world were asked to observe a "minute of mayhem" Thursday in honor of late Sex Pistol's manager Malcolm McLaren.

McLaren's son, Joseph Corre, organized this minute for fans to blast music, instead of a more traditional moment of silence, as a fitting tribute to his father's life, reports the BBC News. It was observed today at noon London time (7 a.m. Eastern).

McLaren died earlier this month of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. His funeral was set to take place today in Highgate Cemetery, following a procession through the streets of Camden Town, London's punk rock Mecca. The cemetery service will be private but the family has welcomed fans to pay respects during the procession.

A BBC Radio 4 editor compiled his own one-minute musical tribute using pieces of McLaren's songs.


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