August 3, 2006

Knack frontman Fieger undergoes brain surgery

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Doug Fieger, singer/guitarist with
1970s rock band The Knack underwent successful surgery in Los
Angeles on Thursday to remove two brain tumors, a spokesman

According to a statement, Fieger's surgeon at Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center expects him to make a full recovery. The
spokesman declined to provide additional information on the
health of Fieger, a 53-year-old Detroit native with a passion
for the Beatles and automobiles.

Fieger co-founded The Knack in 1978. The band's 1979 single
"My Sharona" was the biggest song in the United States that
year, according to Billboard magazine, and helped the band's
debut album "Get the Knack" sell millions of copies.

The band broke up in 1982, but reunited in recent years to
record and tour.