Bob Biggs, who based one of the crucial influential punk rock labels of the twentieth century, died in Tehachapi, Calif. after an extended sickness, based on his former publicist. He was 74.
Biggs based the Los Angeles-based Slash Records label in 1978 by issuing the the “Lexicon Devil” 7-inch by The Germs. There adopted a string of notable acts issued by the label, together with X, Dream Syndicate, Faith No More, The Blasters, Violent Femmes, Fear, The Germs, L7, and Los Lobos.
Biggs was the top of the corporate till its finish in 1996. It was one of the crucial profitable impartial document labels of the period, finally being acquired by Warner Music Group, with which it had a longtime distribution deal.
Originally 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 Records in 1986. In 2000, after a collection of company mergers, Slash was closed as an energetic label. The again catalogue of Slash was acquired by Warner.
In 2003, government Roger Ames, who owned the rights to the Slash identify, relicensed using 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.