Song of The Day – Don Henley Must Die by Mojo Nixon

His subject outlives the crafty songwriter as Nixon passes in 2024.

Mojo Nixon, the North Carolina born humorist-songwriter-psycho-hillbilly-rocker passes away on a country cruise doing what he loved best, performing and skewering the establishment.

Nixon, whose given name was  Neill Kirby McMillan Jr, was a lyricist who partnered with Skid Roper to release their first album in 1985 on Enigma Records, Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper. The song “Jesus at McDonald’s” from that album was the duo’s first single. Nixon and Roper’s third album, 1987’s Bo-Day-Shus!!! featured the song “Elvis Is Everywhere”, a deification of Elvis Presley, which is his best known song.

His Facebook page had the following statement:

Mojo Nixon
How you live is
how you should die.
Mojo Nixon was full-tilt, wide-open
rock hard, root hog, corner on two wheels + on fire…

Passing after a blazing show, a raging night, closing the bar, taking no prisoners
+ a good breakfast with bandmates and friends.
A cardiac event on the Outlaw Country Cruise is about right… & that’s just how he did it.

Mojo has left the building.
Since Elvis is everywhere, we know he was waiting for him in the alley out back.

Our song of the day comes from his 1990 solo album Otis. In it he pokes fun at Don Henley, the singing drummer of The Eagles.