D'Molls

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D'Molls
Also known as The Chicago Dolls (1984)
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Glam metal, hard rock
Years active 1984-1991
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts Diamond Rexx
The Screamin' Mimis
Past members Desi Rexx
Lizzy Valentine
S.S. Priest
Billy Dior
Sean Freehill

D'Molls, originally known as The Chicago Molls, were a band featuring lead vocalist/guitarist Desi Rexx, bassist Lizzy Valentine, guitarist S.S. Priest, and drummer Billy Dior. In 1985, the band relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a recording contract. Guitarist S.S. Priest was still under contract with his other band Diamond Rexx, and could not follow the band to Los Angeles. Priest was replaced by another guitarist, Sean Freehill.[1] S.S. Priest would rejoin the band in 1986, after they signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records. The video for '777' received some airplay on MTV, but album sales failed to prosper.

Billy Dior was reportedly in the bands Kid Rocker, and the Screamin' Mimis with future Poison guitarist C.C. Deville prior to joining D'Molls. He went on to publish a novel in 2004 under the name Billy McCarthy, The Devil of Shakespeare, inspired in part by his experiences with the band and the 1980s L.A. glam rock scene.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • D'Molls (1988)[2]
  • Warped (1990)

Compilation Albums[edit]

  • Beyond D'Valley Of D'Molls (1997)
  • The Best of Everything (2007)

Live Albums[edit]

  • Desi Rexx & S.S. Priest of D'Molls Double Platinum Live (2009)

Members[edit]

Former[edit]

  • Desi Rexx - lead vocals, guitars (1984-1991)
  • S.S. Priest - lead guitar (1984-1985; 1986-1991)
  • Sean Freehill - lead guitar (1985)
  • Lizzy Valentine - bass guitar (1984-1991)
  • Billy Dior - drums (1984-1991)
  • Vince Serpico - drums (1984)

External links[edit]

Original line up of D'Molls was Desi Rexx Vocals; Lizzy Valentine Bass; Jimi Kidd Guitars; Vince Serpico Drums.

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