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Johnny Thunders Sidekick Billy Rath Dead At 66

18th August 2014

Former Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers star Billy Rath has died, aged 66.The bassist replaced original Heartbreakers star Richard Hell in 1976, and appeared on the group's only studio album, L.A.M.F., in the late 1970s....

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Rocker Johnny Thunders' Children Battling Over Estate Funds

10th December 2013

Rocker Johnny Thunders' adult children are locked in a bitter battle over his estate.The New York Dolls member passed away in 1991, at the age of 38, from a likely drug overdose. At...

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New York Doll Warns Doherty: 'Heroin Will Take You'

14th July 2006

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...

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Killer Kane To Release Memoirs From Beyond The Grave

24th October 2005

NEW YORK DOLLS founder ARTHUR `KILLER' KANE is set to release his memoirs from beyond the grave. The punk icon wrote all about the early days of the Dolls and planned to release his...

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Killer Kane's Wife Blasts Mormons For Ruining His Last Wishes

24th October 2005

NEW YORK DOLLS founder ARTHUR 'KILLER' KANE's remains had to be cremated because Mormon officials refused to release his body to his estranged wife before they started decomposing. BARBARA KANE wanted to honour her...

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New York Dolls Bassist Dies

15th July 2004

NEW YORK DOLLS bassist ARTHUR KANE died on Tuesday (13JUL04) after battling leukaemia. He was 55. The punk rocker passed away in Los Angeles, following complications from the cancer, only four weeks after performing...

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