Mick Zane of Malice Has Died

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Mick Zane, the fiery guitarist who co-founded the beloved ’80s outfit Malice has died.

The cause of death was a brain tumor.

Zane, who was born Michael Landauer, was in his mid-fifties.

A fan favorite, the L.A.-based Malice–who moved to California from Portland in the early ’80s–are best known for the one-two punch of the albums In The Beginning (1985) and License To Kill (1987).

Fixtures of the Sunset Strip metal scene, Malice were a riveting live act who played with ferocious energy and muscle.