Malcolm Mooney Net Worth 2024, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Parents, Salary

Malcolm Mooney net worth

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Malcolm Mooney is a prominent American singer, poet, and artist. He is well known as the original vocalist for German krautrock band Can.

Early life

NameMalcolm Mooney
Net Worth$5 million
Age84 years
Malcolm Mooney net worth

Malcolm Mooney was born in 1940 (age 84 years) in United States. He is the son of American parents.


Malcolm Mooney began singing in high school, and was a member of an a cappella vocal group known as the Six-Fifths. He gained some fame as a sculptor in New York City, then moved to Germany where he became a friend of Irmin Schmidt and Holger Czukay, who were forming a band. Mooney joined as lead vocalist. The band was originally known as “Inner Space”, but Mooney came up with “The Can”, later shortened to Can.

An album of material was recorded, initially entitled Prepared To Meet Thy Pnoom, although no record company was willing to release it; it was later released in 1981 as Delay 1968. Can’s second album became their debut, Monster Movie, released in 1969. It was successful in the German underground scene. Various other tracks that Mooney recorded with the band during this period appear on the compilation albums Soundtracks and Unlimited Edition.

Mooney quit the band and returned to America soon after the recording of Monster Movie, having been told by a psychiatrist that getting away from the chaotic music of Can would be better for his mental health. The liner notes from the album claim erroneously that Mooney suffered a nervous breakdown, shouting “upstairs, downstairs” repeatedly.

He rejoined Can in 1986 to record a one-off reunion album, Rite Time. He also has released three albums with the San Francisco Bay Area band Tenth Planet, on the first of which, a new version of the song “Father Cannot Yell” from Monster Movie appears. For the second Tenth Planet album, a different line-up was introduced, and the album saw a limited release in Japan on the P-Vine label. Prior to its issue, the Unfortunate Miracle label issued a limited 7″ picture disc single containing two early mixes from the forthcoming album.

In 2002, Mooney was invited to sing on Andy Votel’s “All Ten Fingers” album – on the song “Salted Tangerines”, a version of Mooney’s poem of the same name. The Tenth Planet released an album on Milviason Records entitled inCANtations. Mooney now focuses on his visual art. In 2007, Matthew Higgs invited Mooney to exhibit a piece at New York’s venerable White Columns.

In 2013, Mooney began to collaborate with drummer, songwriter and producer Sean Noonan, along with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Aram Bajakian, to record Pavees Dance: There’s Always the Night. The group performed in February 2014 at the Sons D’Hiver festival in France in advance of the release of the June 2014 release of the CD and accompanying book featuring lyrics and Mooney’s art work.

In April 2017, Mooney appeared at the Barbican Centre in the City of London as the lead singer of The Can Project, a reunion concert with Irmin Schmidt joined by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe. Jaki Liebezeit, Can’s drummer, had recently died. The concert received mixed reviews and suffered sound issues, especially with Mooney’s vocals.

In 2021, Mooney’s work was exhibited at Aspen Art Museum in the exhibition Winterfest. In 2022, Mooney had an exhibition at Ulrik in New York titled “Works 1970-1986.” Mooney produced his first geometric works in 1970 as set designs for a theater play titled “Harlem Angel.” Shortly after he began work on a series of eponymous silk screens at his father’s print shop in Yonkers, New York.

He describes the origin of these pieces as developed from an image of kente cloth viewed under a microscope. This image continued to inform his paintings and drawings of grids throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Mooney’s interest evolved further through his encounter with the 1972 exhibition “African Textiles and Decorative Arts” at the Museum of Modern Art, his friendship with textile curator and shopkeeper Sara Penn as well as his own work in the mechanical processes of textile design.

From experiments with utilitarian objects to stage and lighting design, from graphic design to work with textiles, clothing, and even runway shows, there persists an ongoing migration between the applied and “high art” in Mooney’s work which intentionally cross-pollinates both.


As of January 2024, Malcolm Mooney rarely spaeaks about his wife and children.

Malcolm Mooney net worth

How much is Malcolm Mooney worth? Malcolm Mooney net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a singer. Malcolm Mooney’s salary per month and other career earning are over $121,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential singers in the United States. He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.