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Stipe, Iggy Pop
play with New York Dolls

Stipe, Iggy Pop
play with New York Dolls

Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, and Bo Diddley lend a hand on the first new album in 32 years from glam-punk band the New York Dolls.

Due July 25 via Roadrunner Records, One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This features 13 new tracks and was produced by Jack Douglas, who engineered the Dolls' self-titled debut before going on to work with Aerosmith and John Lennon.

Stipe appears on "Dancing on the Lip of a Volcano," while Diddley is heard on "Seventeen," and Pop guests on "Gimme Love and Turn on the Light." Against Me! front man Tom Gabel contributes to "Punishing World."

Surviving original members David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain are backed on the set by guitarist Steve Conte, bassist Sami Yaffa, drummer Brian Delaney, and keyboardist Brian Koonin. As for the other original members, guitarist Johnny Thunders died in 1991, drummer Jerry Nolin in 1992, and bassist Arthur Kane in 2004.

"Playing music is the best thing in the world," Johansen said in a statement. "It makes show business almost bearable."

The New York Dolls will hit the road in North America and internationally this summer, with dates to be announced. (Reuters)

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