Germs Bassist Lorna Doom Dies


Lorna Doom, bassist for seminal Los Angeles punk band the Germs, has died. The information was confirmed on Facebook by onetime Germs drummer Don Bolles.

The musician, born Teresa Ryan, joined singer Darby Crash and guitarist Pat Smear within the Germs in 1977. The band launched only one album -- 1979's (GI) -- earlier than Crash dedicated suicide in 1980, although their legacy had already been cemented within the punk scene. The surviving members of the band performed collectively right here and there till 1990 (with Smear after all becoming a member of Nirvana as a touring guitarist after which an authentic member of Foo Fighters in '90s), however they wouldn't workforce up once more till 2005, when a Crash biopic referred to as What We Do Is Silent spurred reunion reveals with the movie's star, Shane West, taking on on lead vocals.

Smear has but to touch upon the information, although he's set to play with the Foo Fighters on Wednesday night time (Jan. 16) at LA's The Forum in a tribute live performance to late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell.

There's no phrase on Doom's reason for demise. Some shops are reporting she was 50 years outdated, however Billboard has but to verify.

The Germs have been featured within the 1981 documentary The Decline of Western Civilization, which was launched after Crash's demise. Watch a clip of the Germs performing within the movie beneath.