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Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against his ex-bandmates. Thus stands a June 2003 California Appeals Court decision ordering Biafra and his label, Alternative Tentacles, to pay back royalties and other damages to East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride and D.H. Peligro.

New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to He was 55.