Rock icons THE New York Dolls are to reform for superfan Morrissey's MELTDOWN FESTIVAL in London.

The PERSONALITY CRISIS group - who have been credited for kickstarting the glam rock movement and influenced THE SEX PISTOLS - were persuaded to team up again by Morrissey, who wanted singer David Johansen (corr) to reform the band for his upcoming festival in June (04).

Johansen will be joined by original rhythm guitarist SYLVAIN SYLVAIN and bassist ARTHUR KANE, as well as former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist IZZY STRADLIN and Libertines drummer Gary Powell.

Stradlin and Powell will replace deceased New York Dolls stars JOHNNY THUNDERS and Jerry Nolan respectively.

13/04/2004 09:23