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Joey Ramone's Personal Items Up For Auction

Fans of late singer Joey Ramone will have the chance to snap up some of the star's personal items when they go under the hammer...

Ramone's New Album Features Duets With Brother And Lost Songs

Joey Ramone's second posthumous album will feature lost songs the punk icon wrote with his brother Mickey Leigh and members of the Plasmatics and Dictators.Joan...

Ramone's Sign Moved

A sign in New York City commemorating late punk legend JOEY RAMONE has been moved following a series of thefts.The corner of Bowery and East...

Ramone's Brother Slammed For Reprinting Psychiatric Evaluation

JOEY RAMONE's brother has come under fire from the late RAMONES star's friends and fans for posting details of the punk icon's asylum visit in...

Ramone's Brother Calls On Depp For Dee Dee

JOEY RAMONE's brother MICKEY LEIGH wants JOHNNY DEPP to play DEE DEE RAMONE in the film adaptation of his new book I SLEPT WITH JOHNNY...

Ramone Stole Food From Hare Krishna Temple

Peace-loving punk icon JOEY RAMONE once raided a Hare Krishna temple food store after balking at the idea of cleaning the place for nothing.Before he...

Joey Ramone's Brother Writing The Ramones Biopic

An upcoming memoir by JOEY RAMONE's brother, MICKEY LEIGH, is to be turned into a major movie about punk icons THE RAMONES.Leigh is working on...

The Things They Say 13448

"There I am sitting behind JOEY RAMONE and then I look up and there's MICHAEL JACKSON and LISA MARIE PRESLEY kissing onstage. It was a...

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Ramone Honoured Again

Late punk icon JOEY RAMONE will be posthumously honoured at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this week (14May09). The award is to make up...

Ramone's Brother Slams Bandmate's Widow For Mccain Endorsement

The brother of late punk legend JOEY RAMONE has blasted the widow of his sibling's bandmate JOHNNY RAMONE after she publicly endorsed U.S. presidential candidate...

Lost Interviews With Dead Ramones Unearthed For Dvd

Rare interviews with late punk icons JOHNNY and JOEY RAMONE have been unearthed for a new RAMONES DVD. Frontman Joey discusses the band's violent songs...

Ramone Star Honoured In New York With Street Corner

Late punk legend JOEY RAMONE will have a New York street named after him. The area, which is to be called JOEY RAMONE PLACE...

Joey Ramone, Ya Know? Album Review


As iconic frontmen go, there are very few past or present that hold a candle to Joey Ramone. Along with the rest of his stage-ordained "siblings", the man christened Jeffrey Ross Hyman by his parents will always be heralded as a true innovator, his band's first long player preceding the spittle emblazoned likes of The Clash and the Sex Pistols by a good year or so. Unfortunately, as happens with so many artists that pave the way for others to follow, commercial success never really materialised to the extent The Ramones deserved, and despite releasing fourteen albums up to their split in 1996, they struggled to achieve anything beyond moderate levels of acclaim compared to the dizzy heights of those formative years.

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