New York Dolls punk rocker SYLVAIN SYLVAIN has told Pete Doherty to quit heroin, claiming it will kill him like it did his bandmate Johnny Thunders. Doll Thunders died in 1991 from a drug overdose at the age of just 41 and Silvain blames the drug for 'killing' his band. He says, "Heroin and needles killed my band. "Johnny was a junkie from the first time he ever used. He got married to heroin. "It's a shame because he was the best songwriter I ever met." He adds of Babyshambles frontman Doherty, "I see a lot of Johnny in that kid. He's a great talent. "But heroin will take him away from the songs just like Johnny, because she is a bitch and that's what she does."