Mojo Nixon, a self-styled voice of “the doomed, the damned, the weird
The ‘Elvis Is Everywhere’ singer dies at 66
By TOI Desk Report February 8, 2024 Update on : February 8, 2024
Mojo Nixon, the psychobilly musician, radio host, actor, and DJ has died at the age of 66.
He was also known for satirical songs including “Elvis Is Everywhere” and “Destroy All Lawyers.”
Nixon had a “cardiac event” while he was asleep as the Outlaw Country Cruise was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, said Matt Eskey, the director of a 2020 documentary film about Mr. Nixon, in a statement.
Nixon, whose real name is Neill Kirby McMillan Jr, gained cult status for his rabble-rousing and celebrity spoofs like the 1987 hit “Elvis Is Everywhere.”
The singer had died “after a blazing show, a raging night, closing the bar, taking no prisoners,” said a statement posted by the film’s official Facebook page.
He was best known for his celebrity spoofs, like “Don Henley Must Die” and “Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child,” and for satirical tirades like “I Hate Banks”.
Nixon told The New York Times in 1990 that he is a rabble-rouser who does humorous social commentary within a rock-and-roll setting.
The singer in another interview with the paper described himself as a voice of “the doomed, the damned, the weird.
He was born on August 2, 1957, in North Carolina to a father who owned a soul music station.
Nixon was drawn to music from a young age, he said in 2017.
He began performing with Richard Banke, better known as Skid Roper, in San Diego in the 1980s.
He told The Times that he came up with the name Mojo Nixon in 1983 while drinking at a bar during a bicycle trip across the United States.
Nixon left behind wife Adaire McMillan, sons– Rafe Cannonball McMillan and Ruben McMillan–, granddaughter Avery Frances McMillan, sister Jane Holden McMillan and brother Arthur Reese McMillan.