Another New York Doll passes away
Sad day for Rock Historians and fans....I didn't know that David JoHanson had reorganized the band (and he shouldn't have without Johnny Thunders..because it would be kinda like the Stones going on without Keith Richards)....no matter. Probably nobody here ever heard them, but if you like Stonesish stuff, I'd recommend them...IMO, they were a great and seminal band.....RIP Arthur.
New York Dolls Bassist Dead at 55
Thu Jul 15, 4:07 AM ET Add Entertainment - Reuters to My Yahoo!
By Jonathan Cohen
NEW YORK (Billboard) - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died Tuesday night in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the pioneering '70s glam rock group's manager told Billboard.com. Kane was 55.
The reunited Dolls were fresh off a well-received appearance at Morrissey's Meltdown Festival in London last month and had also opened some of Morrissey's concerts in May in New York. It is unclear if the David Johansen-led group will still perform next month at Little Steven's International Underground Garage Festival in New York.
The Dolls are scheduled to release an album for Morrissey's Attack imprint in September, but no details have been revealed. Johansen is understood to be in Paris and is preparing a statement on the group's future.
Kane is the fourth member of the Dolls to pass away, including guitarist Johnny Thunders (news), who died of a drug overdose in 1991.