Two Legends in the Studio
New York Dolls
What started with a reunion show at the Meltdown Festival in June of 2004 at the request of Smiths legend, Morrissey, will culminate with the summer release of the first new New York Dolls material in over 30 years. Next month, original Dolls David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain will enter an undisclosed New York studio with legendary producer Jack Douglas to record their first album since 1974's Too Much Too Soon. Completing the Dolls lineup will be Steve Conte (Crown Jewels), ex-Hanoi Rocks bassist Sami Yaffa, Brian Delaney and Brian Koonin. According to the Roadrunner Records website, new tracks include "Punishing World," "Plenty of Music," and "Rainbow Store."
Since 2004, the Dolls have been touring steadily, playing festivals around the world including two dates in Ireland as special guests of fans the White Stripes. The band has also been headlining shows around the US including Little Steven's Underground Garage Festival on Randalls Island, NY, shows at both SXSW and NXNE and most recently the Across the Narrows concert on Staten Island.
Brian O'Neal and the BusBoys are preparing a new menu of delectable treats to be served sometime in early 2006. Yes, the band that hit the big time after appearing in the Eddie Murphy/Nick Nolte romp, 48 Hrs., is returning with its first new material in more than 10 years. According to the band's website, "The BusBoys took rhythm and blues roots and fireballed them into a blazing, amazing multi-dimensional rock and roll career trail. Under the creative and musical leadership of founder Brian O'Neal, they lit up the big and small screen, full-tilted the concert stage and collected multitudes of fans."
Little is known about the new material or its exact release date, but you can bet that when the boys back, there ain't a thing you can do.