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Lorna Doom, Germs bassist, dies at 61

The first documented onstage performance by L.A. punk bassist Lorna Doom, whose death was announced Wednesday, resulted in her and her Germs bandmates promptly getting booted from the stage.

"Darby stuck the mike in a jar of peanut butter. We made noise for five minutes and then they threw us off," said Germs guitarist Pat Smear, who co-founded the band with Doom and singer Darby Crash and is now a member of Foo Fighters.

Born Teresa Ryan, Doom became an icon of the U.S. punk explosion despite having to learn her instrument after joining the band. Along with her

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