The Ramones

Tommy Ramone, Last of the Original Ramones, Dies at 62

Tommy Ramone, the original drummer for The Ramones, has died at age 62 from bile duct cancer. Tommy Ramone was born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary. His Jewish parents were Holocast survivors after escaping the Nazis and relocating to Forest Hills, New York. Tommy became a record producer in his teens and worked as assistant […]

CBGB in Movie Theaters October 11

We can’t wait to see this… CBGB, starring Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene and Joel David Moore, opens in theaters Friday, October 11. The drama takes a look at the 70s punk rock scene and the CBGB club in New York City.

First Song From Posthumous Ramone’s Album Released

The first track from Joey Ramone’s upcoming solo album, …Ya know?, hit the web Friday. The posthumous record titled “Rock ‘N Roll is the Answer” was unveiled at spinner.com and is due in stores on April 21. The track is a nod to 80s AC/DC-era arena rock, a style never embraced by the Ramones. …Ya […]

2011 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Details Unveiled

On what would have been his 60th birthday, the life of punk icon Joey Ramone will once again be celebrated at the annual JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH which takes place Thursday, May 19th at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.  Mickey Leigh, event organizer and brother of Joey Ramone, has announced this year’s lineup and a sellout Bash is expected […]

John Cafiero Accepts Grammy on Behalf of Dee Dee Ramone

Punk pioneers the Ramones were presented a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s award ceremony. John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar vocalist) accepted on behalf of Dee Dee Ramone while Johnny Ramone’s wife Linda accepted for her husband, who formed the band that launched punk rock over 35 years ago out of New York City. Cafiero […]

Osaka Popstar Release “Where’s The Cap’N” Free To Fans

Osaka Popstar has released a video and free downloadable mp3 single for “Where’s the Cap’n?” on its official website. Osaka Popstar consists of the groups’ founder, frontman and producer John Cafiero with a revolving line-up of legendary special guests in the backing band, including Misfits bassist Jerry Only; Black Flag guitarist Dez Cadena, members of […]

RAMONES: Rock It To Ya!-Original Ffanzeen Interview from 1980

Source: Courtesy of RBF/Ffanzeen Text by Barry Geiger, intro by Robert Barry Francos Interview © 1980; RBF intro and live photo collage © 2010 by FFanzeen Photo of Colleen Caffiene, of the band Choking Susan, by Bernie (myspace.com/colleencaffiene) Artwork and video from the Internet  The following interview with the Ramones was originally published inFFanzeen magazine, issue […]

Poisoned Heart is a must-read for all those loyal Ramones fans and true music lovers everywhere.  Even if you are not a Ramones fan, you’ll love reading Poisoned Heart: I Married Dee Dee Ramone.  Written by Vera Ramone King former wife of original bass guitarist, Dee Dee Ramone this book is the intimate and shocking […]

Joey Ramone 2009 Birthday Bash Lineup & New Album Info

(PR) Celebrating what would have been the 58th birthday of punk icon JOEY RAMONE, the annual JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH will take place Tuesday, May 19th at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.  Mickey Leigh, event organizer and brother of Joey Ramone, has announced that, as part of the 9th annual Bash, fans will […]

ON THE BIG SCREEN…Burning Down The House

Text © M.A. Cassata Image from the internet   This 90-minute tribute to CBGBs and its founder Hilly Kristal may be a little rough around the edges, but then again wasn’t the famed club sorta the same way—  rough and messy, but oh so worth it in its heyday.  So, how did a club called “Country […]