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|Origin||New York City, New York, United States|
|Genres||Hard Rock, Heavy Metal|
|Labels||Kama Sutra Records|
|Associated acts||The Ramones, Richard Hell|
|Past members||Richie Wise
Dust was formed in the late 1960s by Richie Wise and two teenagers, Kenny Aaronson and Marc Bell. Additionally, Kenny Kerner wrote the group's lyrics, and acted as their producer and manager. Their debut album was released on Kama Sutra Records in 1971, and was followed by a sophomore release on the same label the following year. While the group only released these two albums, they later became of historical interest to collectors interested in early American heavy metal.
The group's members all went on to other projects.
In the mid-1970s, Bell worked with Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys, Estus and Richard Hell & The Voidoids. In 1978, he replaced Thomas Erdelyi in the Ramones, assuming the name Marky Ramone. The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Marky is currently in his seventh year as an on-air personality on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, hosting Marky Ramone’s Punk Rock Blitzkrieg. Marky has also appeared on numerous TV shows including, The Simpsons, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and ZRock.
Aaronson played with Stories with number one hit Brother Louie (Hot Chocolate song) and Kama Sutra session work in the 1970s. He also toured with Edgar Winter, Joan Jett, Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Billy Squier, Foghat, HSAS (Sammy Hagar, Neil Schon, Kenny Aaronson, Michael Shrieve), Brian Setzer, Mick Taylor, Dave Edmunds, Graham Parker, Hall and Oates, Leslie West Band, Rick Derringer and many more.
Wise and Kerner went into production with Kiss, among others.
- Richie Wise - guitar, vocals
- Kenny Aaronson - bass
- Marc Bell - drums
- Fred Singer - Keys (Hard Attack)
- Kenny Kerner - lyrics, production, management
- Dust (Kama Sutra Records, 1971)
- Hard Attack (Kama Sutra, 1972)
- Hard Attack/Dust re mastered release on (Legacy Records 2013)