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New York Dolls
New York Dolls

Background information
Origin New York, United States
Genre(s) Glam Rock
Years active 1971—present
Label(s) Roadrunner Records
Mercury Records
Atco Records
429 Records
Frank Infante
David Johansen
Sylvain Sylvain
Brian Delaney
Jason Hill
Former members
Gary Powell
Johnny Thunders
Jerry Nolan
Arthur Kane
Billy Murcia
Peter Jordan
Chris Robison
Bobby Blaine
Tony Machine
Rick Rivets
Blackie Lawless
Brian Koonin
Steve Conte
Sami Yaffa

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The New York Dolls is an American rock band, formed in New York in 1971. In 2004 the band reformed with three of their original members, two of whom, David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, continue on today and have released two records of new material. The original bassist, Arthur Kane, died shortly after their first reunion concert.

Dancing Backwards In High Heels (2011) Cause I Sez So (2009) One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (2006) Live from Royal Festival Hall, 2004 (2004) Seven Day Weekend (1992) Red Patent Leather (1984) Too Much Too Soon (1974) New York Dolls (1973)

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New York Dolls Announce New Album 'Dancing Backward In High Heels'

January 12, 2011
New York Dolls have announced details of their new album, 'Dancing Backward In High Heels'. The record, which is the follow-up to 2009's 'Cause I Sez So', will be released on March 14.  Read more 

New York Dolls Announce One-Off UK Gig

July 29, 2010
New York Dolls have announced details of a one-off UK gig later this year. The band will play The Cluny in Newcastle on September 4 in support of recent album 'Coz I Sez So'.  Read more 

New York Dolls Dedicate Tonight's KOKO Gig To Malcolm McLaren

April 19, 2010
New York Dolls have confirmed they will dedicate a song to their former manager, the late Malcolm McLaren, at their gig at London's KOKO tonight (April 19). Despite the Icelandic volcano ash halting many UK gigs featuring international acts, the band's KOKO gig will go ahead tonight where they will dedicate 'Jet Boy' to McLaren.  Read more 

New York Dolls/Dead Boys Supergroup, Batusis, Announce UK Tour

March 9, 2010
Punk rock supergroup Batusis have announced details of their debut EP and UK tour. Featuring Sylvain Sylvain from New York Dolls and Rocket From The Tombs and Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome they will release their self-titled debut EP on collectable 7” inch multi-colored vinyl and digital download on Smog Veil records on May 4th.  Read more 

New York Dolls To Debut New Album Live On Jools Holland TV Show

April 27, 2009
New York Dolls will debut material from their new album during an appearance on Later with Jools Holland next week. The BBC2 show will air live at 10pm on May 12, while a pre-recorded edition will be shown on May 15 at 11.35pm.  Read more 

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