Punk rock pioneers and provocateurs, the Dead Boys
, celebrate the 40th anniversary of their landmark first album "Young, Loud and Snotty" with a worldwide tour and a special re-recording of the classic record. "Still Snotty: Young, Loud & Snotty at 40!" Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the Dead Boys were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like the Stooges and the New York Dolls with a new level of intense energy. The 1977 debut LP, Young, Loud and Snotty, was a landmark album in the birth of hardcore punk. Following the death of lead vocalist Stiv Bators in 1990, the band members went their separate ways except for two brief reunions in 2004 and 2005. The return of the Dead Boys began with guitarist Cheetah Chrome's dedication to pay tribute and do justice to the original material with a killer line-up, which led to reuniting with original Dead Boys drummer Johnny Blitz. "When Blitz and I are playing it's like we re 20 years old again, of course I feel a lot worse the next morning", Chrome says with a laugh. "It's still just as loud and snotty!"