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Cbgb Owner Launches Festival Idea To Save Club

The longtime owner of New York's historic CBGB nightclub is launching a last-ditch effort to save the punk mecca - and he's asking the acts who got their big breaks there to help him....

Cbgb Faces Closure

New York's legendary punk rock club CBGB faces closure in an ongoing rent dispute. The rock 'n' roll landmark, where groups like BLONDIE and the RAMONES launched their careers, will be closed if club...

Ramone's Unfinished Book Set To Be Published

JOHNNY RAMONE's unfinished book is set see the light of day, months after the rocker's death. Ramone died on 15 September (04) of prostate cancer, leaving his anticipated tome incomplete, but now his bandmate...

U2, Pretenders + Sledge To Enter Hall Of Fame

Rockers U2 and the PRETENDERS will join soul greats PERCY SLEDGE and the O'JAYS and blues legend BUDDY GUY as the 2005 inductees into the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME. U2 and the...

Ashlee Simpson's Fans Offered Alternatives

Talk of ASHLEE SIMPSON's lip-syncing scandal has been revived after a group stepped forward to offer her fans "real" music in exchange for her debut album AUTOBIOGRAPHY. New York's HOPE (HORRIFIED OBSERVERS OF PEDESTRIAN...

Pistols Top New Punk Album Poll

THE SEX PISTOLS' NEVER MIND THE B**LOCKS HERE'S THE SEX PISTOLS has topped another top punk album poll, beating out eponymous releases by THE RAMONES and THE CLASH. The classic album by the British...

Hayes To Be Honoured

Soul star ISAAC HAYES will be inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk tomorrow (04NOV04). The singer's handprints and signature will be placed outside of the Guitar Center on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. Other music stars to...

Velvet Revolver Shoot Out For Covers

The rock supergroup formed by SLASH and DUFF McKAGAN is paying tribute to its heroes with a series of B-side covers. VELVET REVOLVER have already recorded a version of AEROSMITH's NO MORE, NO...

Rockers Line Up At Ramones Tribute

A galaxy of rockers including THE STROKES, BLONDIE and SONIC YOUTH have paid tribute to legendary punk band THE RAMONES at a benefit concert in New York. Friday (08OCT04) night's BE WELL, RAMONES BEAT...

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 from 30 November (04), is located on the block housing...

Johnny Ramone Dies Of Cancer

THE RAMONES guitarist JOHNNY RAMONE has lost his battle with prostate cancer at the age of 55. The New York legend, real name JOHN CUMMINGS, has been fighting the disease for five years and...

Ramones Party Attracts Big Name Acts

Rock heavyweights THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, PEARL JAM frontman EDDIE VEDDER and wild rocker HENRY ROLLINS have confirmed plans to perform at the RAMONES 30th anniversary party. The celebration bash will be held...

Ramone : I'm Not Fighting For My Life

LATEST: RAMONES former guitarist JOHNNY RAMONE has finally confirmed he is battling with prostate cancer but slams reports that he is fighting for his life The 55-year-old rocker - real name JOHN CUMMINGS...

Ramones Guitarists' Tragic Cancer Battle

Former RAMONES guitarist JOHNNY RAMONE is losing his battle with terminal cancer, with bandmate MARKY RAMONE fearing the worst. The 55-year-old rocker - real name JOHN CUMMINGS - was diagnosed with prostate cancer four...

Talking Heads Hated Being Called A Punk Band

TALKING HEADS singer DAVID BYRNE disliked his band being called "punk" during the genre's late '70s heyday - because he thought the New York art rockers had a ground-breaking sound. The 51-year-old recalls how...

Outkast's A Melting Pot For Andre

OUTKAST rapper ANDRE 'DRE 3000' BENJAMIN refuses to limit his musical horizons to a specific genre - because he's influenced by all styles. The HEY YA! star listened to seventies punk bands when recording...

Ramones Reach New Fans

Cult musician MARKY RAMONE hopes his mini-tour of THE RAMONES music will create a new generation of fans for the legendary New York band. The two-date MARKY RAMONE AND FRIENDS (AN EVENING OF MUSIC...

Ramone Gets Street Honour

Punk legend JOEY RAMONE is to be given an impressive posthumous honour in the form of his own New York spot. The corner of the city's East Second Street and The Bowery is to...

Stars Join Pearl Jam For Charity Show

CHRIS CORNELL, JACK JOHNSON and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star JOHN FRUSCIANTE stunned fans at a PEARL JAM charity concert in Santa Barbara, California on Tuesday (28OCT03) by joining the band onstage. The JEREMY...

Springsteen Club In Danger

The New York club that helped to launch BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's career is in danger of closing after falling behind with rent payments. The owners of the BOTTOM LINE, the legendary club that staged a...

Pistols Named Punk's Best

The SEX PISTOLS' NEVER MIND THE B******S HERE'S THE SEX PISTOLS has topped a new list of the best punk albums ever. The group's revered 1977 album, which featured punk classics ANARCHY IN THE...

Lou Gets Rockwalk Tribute

LOU REED is set to join the likes of KISS, the RAMONES and a host of rock legends when he's inducted into the HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK next week. The former VELVET UNDERGROUND star will place...

Spector: 'Clarkson Killed Herself'

Legendary music producer PHIL SPECTOR claims the woman he is accused of murdering earlier this year (02FEB03) actually shot herself. Spector, 63, is currently on $1 million (GBP670,000) bail, charged with the murder of...

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