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ROCK AND ROLL SUPERGROUP PERFORMS LEGENDARY ALBUM LIVE
Members of Blondie, MC5, The Heartbreakers and the Replacements Honor Stephen Saban
A benefit concert of the legendary Heartbreakers rock album L.A.M.F. will take place Tuesday, November 15, at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall (125 East 11 Street, New York). L.A.M.F. will be performed live by members of four legendary rock bands: Clem Burke (Blondie), Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers), Tommy Stinson (The Replacements), and Wayne Kramer (MC5). There will also be special appearances by Bush Tetras, Lenny Kaye, Mudd Club legend Marilyn, and surprise guests. Proceeds benefit the writer Stephen Saban, who is battling cancer. .
L.A.M.F. is the only studio album by the band The Heartbreakers, which included Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan, Walter Lure, and Billy Rath. L.A.M.F. (which stands for “Like a Mother F******r”) was a legendary 1977 record, recorded after the Heartbreakers appeared on the Sex Pistols’ Anarchy in the U.K. tour alongside the Pistols, the Clash, and the Buzzcocks.
Stephen Saban rose to prominence as a columnist at Details Magazine during the 1980’s, and was one of the most prominent arbiters of the burgeoning downtown cultural scene, with his support credited by many artists, designers, musicians, and scenesters as being instrumental to their success. During a period that saw the arrival of such diverse cultura influencers as Madonna, Keith Haring, John-Michel Basquiet, and Karen Finley, Saban’s columns took readers behind the scenes and introduced them to rising stars of the era. Mr. Saban later moved to Los Angeles to work with World of Wonder (producers of RuPaul’s Drag Race and other television programs). Now 70, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.