The New York Dolls is an American rock band, formed in 1971 in New York. In 2004 the band reformed with three of their original members, two of whom, David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, continue and have released two records of new material. Arthur Kane (the original bassist) died after their first reunion concert. In July 25, 2006, the New York Dolls released the album entitled "One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This". The album featured new member of the group such as guitarist Steve Conte, bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks), drummer Brian Delaney and keyboardist Brian Koonin. The New York Dolls invited on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in July 20, 2006. It is followed by a live performance at the WXPN All About The Music Festival in Philadelphia in July 22, 2006.
The New York Dolls influenced a whole age of musicians and bands, such as Faster Pussycat, Guns N' Roses, The Damned, The Smiths, and Japan, KISS, Hanoi Rocks, Blondie, The Clash, Ramones, Dead Boys, Mötley Crüe. They also influenced several members of the Sex Pistols, especially guitarist Steve Jones, he was embarrassed by how he imitate Johnny Thunders' style. Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols' manager), worked with the New York Dolls till the end of their career, although he never managed the band.