New York Dolls

  1. Marty Thau, Manager of New York Dolls and Founder of Red Star Records, Dead at 75

    February 17, 2014 3:33 PM EST Marty Thau, the man who discovered and managed the careers of the New York Dolls and Suicide, among many others, passed away in Petersburg, VA, at the age of 75 last Thursday, after complications from renal failure. New York City native Thau, the ...

  2. Omnivore, Rhino to Release 'CBGB' Soundtrack

    August 02, 2013 3:00 AM EDT Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Dictators and other bands that played significant roles in the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene of the mid-1970s will appear on “CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” that Omnivore ...

  3. Backbeat: Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba Launches Line of Bobbleheads

    March 23, 2012 12:58 PM EDT Here Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, center, listens to the marketing plans for his bobblehead from Aggronautix owner Clint Weiler and Ed Seaman, GM at Oaks, Pa.-based Music Video Distributors, which distributes Aggronautix. (Photo: Ed ...

  4. Michael Davis, MC5 Bassist, Dead at 68

    February 19, 2012 4:56 PM EST Michael Davis, the bassist of legendary rock band the MC5, has died of liver failure, his wife said Saturday. He was 68. Davis died at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., on Friday afternoon after a month-long hospitalization for liver disease, ...

  5. Exclusive: St. Vincent Records Track for 'Boardwalk Empire'

    September 12, 2011 4:53 PM EDT St. Vincent and Justin Townes Earle last week joined the growing gang of pop and rock singers recording songs of the 1910s and 1920s for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," which begins its second season Sept. 25. The second season opener beg ...

  6. Business Matters: Smartphones Now Over Half of New Phone Sales in US, iPhone Driving Growth

    June 30, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Increasingly American as Apple Pie: Smartphones -- Smartphones have reached an important milestone in the U.S. According to Nielsen, 55% of mobile consumers who reported buying a new handset in the last three months purchased a smartphone instead ...

  7. Joan Jett, Cherie Currie Sue To Stop Runaways Tribute Album

    June 10, 2011 7:46 AM EDT NEW YORK - Joan Jett loves rock and roll, but not on a tribute album she says an ex-employee put together without her permission. The "I Love Rock N' Roll" singer-guitarist and 1970s bandmate Cherie Currie sued Thursday to try to st ...

  8. Foo Fighters Announce Special Record Store Day Gig, Album

    April 04, 2011 4:39 PM EDT The Foo Fighters will be one of the artists making high-profile shows of support for Record Store Day on April 16 when the Rosewell/RCA recording act plays a set at Fingerprints in Long Beach, Calif. "I'm proud to be a part of Record Sto ...

  9. New York Dolls' Fourth Set In 36 Years

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act the New York Dolls will issue its fourth album "Cause I Sez So" via Warner Music Group's Atco label on May 5 in the U.S and a day earlier in the U.K. The band, which was revived in 2004 at the instigation of Morriss ...

  10. MVD, Big Daddy To Merge

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MVD Entertainment Group and Big Daddy Music Distribution have agreed to merge their operations. The new company, which will use the MVD Entertainment name, will have $15 million in annual revenues. The Big Daddy warehouse will be shuttered and all ...

  11. New York Dolls Book First Major Tour In 30 Years

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kicks off Nov. 6 in San Diego. The New York Dolls will kick off their first extended headlining tour in more than 30 years on Nov. 6 in San Diego. The Supersuckers will support on the outing, which runs through Dec. 2 in St. Louis. The group will ...

  12. Scene & Heard

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST There is little about the sweetly unassuming 55-year-old with the wispy yellow hair that hints at Arthur "Killer" Kane's days as a hard-partying bass player with 1970s rock legends the New York Dolls. There is little about the sweet ...

  13. Voodoo Music Experience Returns To New Orleans

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Oct. 29 Riverview Park. After being moved to Memphis in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Voodoo Music Experience will return to its original home of New Orleans for the first of its two-night duration. The Oct. 29 show at New Orlea ...

  14. New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died Tuesday night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.biz. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died Tuesday night (July 13) in Lo ...