Sad news in the punk world, as bassist Lorna Doom of the legendary L.A. band the Germs has reportedly died. Not much is known about her death, but her passing was apparently confirmed by Germs drummer Don Bolles via social media.
The Germs — whose classic lineup featured Doom, Bolles, singer Darby Crash, and current Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear — formed in 1976 and released the classic album (GI) in 1979, before Crash’s suicide in 1980 put an end to the band. They would re-form in 2005 with actor Shane West, who portrayed Crash in the film What We Do Is Secret, playing gigs through 2009.
A post on Bolles’ Facebook account simply reads “Lorna.” However, he followed that post up in the comments section, stating “She left this mortal coil today around 1.”
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