Published Oct 13, 2009Legendary L.A. punk promoter and author Brendan Mullen has died at the age of 60. According to various reports, Mullen suffered a massive stroke and died in a Los Angeles hospital on Monday (October 12).
Mullen was perhaps best known as the founder of the Masque, a dingy L.A. punk club that played host to a number of early punk bands, including the Germs, the Go-Go's, the Screamers and X. After that club folded, he continued working as a promoter in the city.
Besides booking shows, Mullen also made a name for his work as a punk historian and author. His published titles include 2001's We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk, 2002's Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs and 2007's pictorial Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley.
Mullen is survived by his companion, Kateri Butler, and three sisters. The details of the funeral service have yet to be announced.