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Sylvain Sylvain, New York Dolls Guitarist, Dies at 69

Sylvain Sylvain, the longtime guitarist for glam rock pioneers New York Dolls, has died at the age of 69. In 2019, a GoFundMe was launched for…
Daniel Kohn / January 14, 2021

Martin Scorsese to Co-Direct Documentary on New York Dolls Singer David Johansen

Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi will co-direct a documentary on New York Dolls singer David Johansen. The yet-to-be-titled documentary does not have a release date…
Daniel Kohn / July 7, 2020

The Ramones: Our 1986 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. It was one of those humid summer days in 1979 when the…
Legs McNeil and John Holmstrom / October 8, 2019

Hall & Oates: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1988 Issue of SPIN. "I am he, the light-bearer, Lucifer, the morning star!" shouts the handsome…
Timothy White / August 31, 2019

XTC: Our 1989 Interview

This article originally appeared in the April 1989 issue of SPIN. XTC are sitting around the butcher block in Andy Partridge's eat-in kitchen,…
Rosemary Passantino / August 3, 2019

New York Dolls, ‘Dancing Backward in High Heels’ (429)

No way the 2006 and 2009 "reunion" albums recorded by the two surviving original Dolls (frontman David Johansen, guitarist Syl Sylvain) could sound, much less…
Barry Walters / March 15, 2011

New LPs: Black Joe Lewis, Joy Formidable & 7 more!

Here's our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / March 15, 2011

Tough Questions for David Johansen

David Johansen has found the most success as a solo artist, both as himself (for 1978's campy rocker "Funky but Chic") and as his louche…
John Sellers / May 22, 2009

New York Dolls to Record New Album

The two original surviving members of glam-punk progenitors the New York Dolls -- singer David Johansen and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain -- reunited for 2006's comeback…
Larry Fitzmaurice / November 14, 2008