Metal Community pay tribute to Jimmy Webb, New York rock fashion icon

Posted by on April 15, 2020


As 2020 continues to be one of the worst years we’ve seen in quite some time, we sadly report Jimmy Webb, the New York rock-punk fashion icon has died at the age of 62. Webb was the manager and buyer from the New York clothing store, Trash and Vaudeville, in the East Village. He later opened his own shop, I NEED MORE, in the Lower East Side. Over the years, Webb had many high-class customers, including Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, and Guns N’ Roses, Duff McKagan. Webb’s keen eye to help both fans and musicians find their own rocker style along with his warmth, kindness, and generosity will always be remembered. Rolling Stone reports, Webb’s friend Heart Montalbano confirmed the news stating his cause of death was cancer.  


Members in the metal community have paid tribute to this significant loss:


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I would like to officially tell 2020 to fuck off now. But I know Jimmy wouldn’t approve of such negativity. You will be sorely missed. 💔

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This is a very difficult one. Jimmy Webb IS New York City to me. The city and his name go hand in hand. I cannot imagine being in the city and there not being a Jimmy Webb. Jimmy has been a member of our tight knit family since the very beginning. Jimmy rode the bus with us across America. Across Europe. It is inconceivable that he is gone. If Jimmy took you in you were immediately his family. He took us in like strays. Jimmy was my family. I don’t know how to live in a world without Jimmy Webb so I chose to believe he will always with me. He will watch over St. Marks and the Lower East Side forever after. The Angel Of New York City. We miss you, Jimmy. We love you. I am thankful that I was fortunate enough to be alive at a time when Jimmy Webb walked the Earth. What a gift you were to so many of us. You are with us always. Thank you for all that you gave us. Forever heartbroken. #jimmywebb @jimmywebbnyc @ixneedxmore

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Our thoughts and condolences go out to Webb’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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