The Empty Hearts, the band featuring Elliot Easton of The Cars, Clem Burke of Blondie, Wally Palmar of The Romantics and Andy Babiuk of The Chesterfield Kings, have released a statement mourning the loss of keyboard legend Ian McLagan who played on their recently released eponymous debut.
Says co-founder Clem Burke on behalf of the band: “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.”
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.