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One-time Ramones Manager Murdered In New York Home

LINDA STEIN, the former manager of THE RAMONES and real estate agent to the stars, has been murdered in her New York home. Stein was found dead in the kitchen of her Manhattan apartment on...

Ramones Drummer Sues Late Bandmate

Former RAMONES drummer RICHARD REINHARDT is suing the estate of late bandmate JOHNNY RAMONE and the punk group's management company, claiming he's owed $1 million (GBP500,000) in royalties. Reinhardt, aka Richie Ramone, claims he never...

Ex-ramones Manager Sues Gay Magazine

The former-manager of rock legends the RAMONES and IGGY POP has filed a $100 million (GBP50 million) lawsuit against an American gay magazine for publishing fake quotes portraying him as a "sexual predator". Danny Fields...

Ramones Join Advert Row

LATEST: The RAMONES have waded into the row over footwear giant Dr. Martens' controversial advertisement which uses dead rock stars in heaven to promote boots. The company has already apologised to Courtney Love for featuring...

Yahoo! To Offer Song Lyrics Database

Yahoo! and Gracenote have teamed up to offer a new music lyrics service offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs.About 100 publishers are included in the database, including BMG, EMI, Sony/ATV, Universal and Warner/Chappell...

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Morrissey Has Grave Marked Out

Morbid musician MORRISSEY has already marked out the spot where he wants to be buried - next to late punk idol JOHNNY RAMONE. The former SMITHS frontman picked his designated spot after a long search...

Kaiser Chief: 'Music Is So Average Nowadays'

KAISER CHIEFS drummer NICK HODGSON insists the contemporary music scene is "average" compared to punk in the late 1970s, and is fed up with bands jumping on the ARCTIC MONKEYS "bandwagon". The I PREDICT A...

Ramone Converts To Bluegrass

Punk rocker TOMMY RAMONE is turning his hand to bluegrass music after teaming up with singer/songwriter CLAUDIA TIENAN. The RAMONES star, 55, has formed the duo UNCLE MONK with Tienan and they will release their...

Ditto Blasts 'Soul-sucking' Scissor Sisters Tour

Rock star BETH DITTO has slammed New York band SCISSOR SISTERS, describing supporting them on their recent tour as a "soul-sucking experience". Ditto's band THE GOSSIP supported the I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' hitmakers on...

Punk Music Impresario Dirksen Dies

DIRK DIRKSEN, a punk music impresario who ran San Francisco's Mabuhay Gardens nightclub during its heyday in the 1970s, has died. He was 69. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Dirksen died last Monday (20NOV06)...

Fight Turned Press Against The Stranglers

THE STRANGLERS rocker JEAN-JACQUES BURNEL blames a fight he had with THE CLASH bassist PAUL SIMONON for almost wrecking his band's career in the mid-1970s. Bass player Burnel and Stranglers keyboardist DAVE GREENFIELD both became...

Smith Plays Farewell Cgbg Gig

LATEST: Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH played an emotional last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB last night (15OCT06), insisting the venue in which she was discovered will always be in her heart. The GLORIA...

Ramones Movie Gets Green Light

Former EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND executive producer RORY ROSEGARTEN has secured the rights to a feature film about punk rock band the RAMONES. Rosegarten has optioned I SLEPT WITH JOEY RAMONE, the authorised biography of the...

Ramone Fights Emotions At Screening

MARKY RAMONE struggled to contain his emotions at the London screening of RAMONES docu-film TOO TOUGH TO DIE: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY RAMONE last night (04OCT06), because it highlighted the painful fact he is the...

Bad Brains To Rock Cbgb One Last Time

Hardcore legends BAD BRAINS will help close New York City's famed club CBGB next week (09-11OCT06), with three shows featuring the group's original lineup. The club, which launched the careers of the RAMONES and BLONDIE,...

Patti Smith Performance To Close Cbgb

Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH will play the last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB next month (OCT06). The GLORIA star will perform alongside her longtime guitarist LENNY KAYE on 15 October (06). CBGB was...

Cbgb Heads West To Las Vegas

LATEST: New York punk mecca CBGB is moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. After months of speculation as to the future of the club, CBGB boss HILLY KRISTAL - who lost his lease last year (05)...

Rock Critic Paul Nelson Dies

PAUL NELSON, a pioneering rock critic whose interest in folk music led to an early connection with musician BOB DYLAN, has died. He was 70. Nelson was found dead at his New York City apartment...

Rock Critic Paul Nelson Dies

PAUL NELSON, a pioneering rock critic whose interest in folk music led to an early connection with musician BOB DYLAN, has died. He was 70. Nelson was found dead at his New York City apartment...

Cbgb's Club To Close In September

New York's revered CBGB club will close its doors for the last time at the end of September (06). The venue, famous for nurturing the US punk scene in the mid-to-late 1970s by hosting early...

Ramones Punk Musical To Open

Seventies punk icons THE RAMONES have inspired a new musical which opens in London next month (JUL06). GABBA GABBA HEY! boasts an appearance from original drummer TOMMY RAMONE and features 18 Ramones tracks including I...

Strokes And Dead Boys To Pay Tribute To Ramone

The STROKES and the DEAD BOYS will team up to perform at a tribute to late RAMONES legend JOEY RAMONE next month (MAY06). The Joey Ramone Birthday Benefit will be staged at the Irving Plaza...

Lydon Slams New York Punk

Former SEX PISTOLS star JOHN LYDON has slammed New York punk bands, including THE RAMONES, citing them as repetitive, tatty and spoilt. Lydon, also known as JOHNNY ROTTEN, insists his transatlantic punk contemporaries lacked...

Ramones Museum To Open In Berlin

A museum dedicated to the RAMONES is to open its doors on Friday (16SEP05) in Berlin, Germany. The memorial will house over 300 items of memorabilia, including a pair of the late JOHNNY RAMONE's...

Cbgb Fights On

LATEST: HILLY KRISTAL may have lost the lease for his beloved New York club CBGB, but he refuses to go down without a fight. The 72-year-old punk patriarch has continued to book acts...

Cbgb Club Loses Battle

Legendary punk club CBGB is no more - a last-ditch bid to save the New York City venue has failed. BLONDIE, PUBLIC ENEMY, BAD BRAINS and GAVIN ROSSDALE's new band INSTITUTE were among the...

Punk Promoter Wong Dies

Iconic punk promoter ESTHER WONG has died in California, aged 88. Wong, the owner of revered Los Angeles club MADAME WONG'S, hosted landmark concerts by the RAMONES, OINGO BOINGO and THE KNACK among others....

Hutter Prefers Silence To Music

KRAFTWERK frontman RALF HUTTER refuses to put on music at home, because he prefers to listen to the imaginary tunes in his head. The AUTOBAHN star insists on silence in order to fuel his...

Judge Saves Cbgb Club From Eviction

New York City's legendary CBGB nightclub has been saved, after a judge ruled the punk Mecca cannot be evicted from its Bowery location just because its owner failed to notice he owed its landlords rent...

Punks Fight To Save Cbgb Club

LATEST: Punk icons the MISFITS and the VANDALS are teaming up to help save struggling New York music mecca CBGB as part of a month-long bid to keep the venue from closing. Club owner...

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