Boutique owner, political candidate, occasional recording artist and most famously, former manager to the New York Dolls, Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow, Malcom McLaren passed away in New York City today following a battle with cancer.  History hasn’t been kind to McLaren’s svengali role in the Pistols’ formation and collapse, though it should be said future generations’ empresarios did a far worse job in assembling boy bands.