Though the New York Dolls disbanded in 1975, the legendary glam rock band's surviving members (frontman David Johansen, guitarist Syl Sylvain and bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane, who died in 2005) reunit

Though the New York Dolls disbanded in 1975, the legendary glam rock band's surviving members (frontman David Johansen, guitarist Syl Sylvain and bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane, who died in 2005) reunited to play a set for the 2004 Meltdown Festival in London at the behest of the New York Dolls fan club's former president, Morrissey.

One gig turned into another and eventually led to the recording a new album, "One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This," with producer Jack Douglas and with guests like Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop and Bo Diddley. The set arrives this week via Roadrunner.

"A lot of these bands all sound the same," Johansen says when asked what he thinks of today's rock'n'roll. "They're singing about the same kind of nonsense with a lot of negative energy and hatred, a lot of songs about stabbing your friend in the eye with a ballpoint pen. With this record, we kept our original philosophy and wanted things to be and feel more positive than that. The songs have a really good feel to them."

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