Bob Biggs, who based one of the vital influential punk rock labels of the 20th century, died in Tehachapi, Calif. after a protracted sickness, in line with his former publicist. He was 74.
Biggs based the Los Angeles-based Slash Records label in 1978 by issuing the the “Lexicon Satan” 7-inch by The Germs. There adopted a string of notable acts issued by the label, together with X, Dream Syndicate, Religion No Extra, The Blasters, Violent Femmes, Concern, The Germs, L7, and Los Lobos.
Biggs was the pinnacle of the corporate till its finish in 1996. It was one of the vital profitable impartial report labels of the period, finally being acquired by Warner Music Group, with which it had a longtime distribution deal.
Initially began as an offshoot of a punk rock fan journal, which stopped in 1980 as its founding members drifted into different tasks, Slash was bought to London Information in 1986. In 2000, after a collection of company mergers, Slash was closed as an lively label. The again catalogue of Slash was acquired by Warner.
In 2003, govt Roger Ames, who owned the rights to the Slash identify, relicensed the usage of the identify Slash again to Bob Biggs, who then relaunched the label. It now exists as a reissue label.
Biggs additionally directed a number of music movies and documentaries on his bands.
No particulars on survivors or memorial plans was instantly accessible.