Malcolm McLaren began his career in fashion and entertainment in the early 1970s when he opened a store in London with Vivienne Westwood, kickstarting punk fashion. He then founded and managed the Sex Pistols, and worked with artists like Boy George, Adam And, and Bow Wow Wow. Presently, McLaren is developing a stage musical about fashion for Broadway.

Thirty years after the death of Sex Pistols front man Sid Vicious, the band’s legendary manager, Malcolm McLaren, reflects on the punk god’s life—and why he was incapable of murder.