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Billy Rath was the bass player with Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers... he has toured with Iggy Pop; played gigs with Nico (The Velvet Underground); Lenny Kay (Pattie Smith); Left Handed Frank (Blues man); The Muggers (Phil & Eddie from Moterhead, Speedy Keen from Randy Newman) a one time tour in the UK; played bass on a Ronnie Spector album, produced by Gynya Ravan... He disappeared in 1985 to get his health back for doctors told him his body was ready to give up the ghost. Billy returned in Sept. 2010 at the Max's Kansas City Reunion were he jumped on stage with Walter Lure (The Waldos) also one of the surviving Heartbreakers. Billy is now putting together his own band, "Billy Rath's Street Pirates". Billy will be touring the UK with Steve Dior in a band called "The Broken Hearts", from Oct.19-Nov.20, 2011... They will be playing The Best of The Heartbreakers, on this 30th aniversery of The Anarchy in The UK, sex pistols tour.... While in the UK Billy will be seeking a record deal and hopes to release a solo album called "Billy's Hit List"... Know that Billy loves you all and is greatfull for your response of his return... Billy says, "Rock 'n Roll is good for your Mind, Body and Soul"... keep in touch u-all.... :)