RIP Jim Carroll.

Legendary punk poet, Jim Carroll passed away from a heart attack this past Friday. He was 60 years old. Carroll was best-known for his autobiographical book, The Basketball Diaries, which was later made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His poetry and music was very influential, fans include:

Allen Ginsberg, Ted Berrigan, Jack Kerouac, Patti Smith. He contribued dialogue for Andy Warhol’s films. Collaborating with musicians Lou Reed, Blue Öyster Cult, Boz Scaggs, Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Pearl Jam, and Rancid. One of his poems is the source of the phrase "… And Out Come the Wolves" which inspired the album of the same name and also featured his voice.


With Patti Smith back in the day.