Ramones Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

26th August 2014

Fact: Morrissey has compiled the tracklisting for a new Ramones compilation album. The Sire-Rhino release will be the first to hit stores following the death of Tommy Ramone, who lost his battle with cancer in July (14). Meanwhile, Morrissey has announced his first London date in two years - he will play at the O2 Arena in November as part of a European tour.

24th March 2013

Quote: "I have been approached to use my name in clubs and bars in New York... It's a bar situation/coffee shop... I don't think there will ever be Marky Ramone restaurants but I could see a club maybe in L.A. or New York." Ramones star Marky Ramone is interested in adding his name to a bar franchise.

20th March 2013

Quote: "Every band under the sun has a reunion but in this case there will never be one." Drummer Marky Ramone regrets the fact The Ramones will never reunite now that bandmates Johnny, Joey and DeeDee Ramone have died.

19th March 2013

Quote: "I haven't played a club in years but it's good to go back to the little places. It should be an interesting night... I'm gonna do five Ramones songs and I'm gonna play with Lemmy and two other people." Ramones star Marky Ramone is planning a big night out in Los Angeles when he performs at the upcoming Rock Against Ms benefit at the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood on 27 March (13). Lemmy and Mark MCGrath are also billed to perform.

30th August 2010

Fact: Former Ramones star Marky Ramone has recruited MR. BIG rocker BILLY SHEEHAN and SUGARCULT's MARKO DeSANTIS for an all-star tribute to his punk roots. Ramone, real name Marc Steven Bell, will front the supergroup when it takes to the stage at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles in October (10) for a tribute to his former band.

1st August 2008

Fact: U.S. shock jock Howard Stern is set to remake cult music movie ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL. The original 1979 film starred legendary rockers THE Ramones as a group of rebellious students who overthrow their school principal.

24th June 2008

Quote: "We don't see rock 'n' roll as being about coke-taking, leather trouser-wearing rebellion... It doesn't matter if you don't look as cool as the Ramones." Coldplay star Chris Martin.

26th September 2007

Quote: "THE Ramones to me were never punk; they were closer to Status Quo." Sex Pistols star Johnny Rotten sneers at America's punk darlings.

16th January 2006

Fact: <p>Punk icons the Ramones are the subject of the year's oddest tribute album - the group's tunes are given the steel drum treatment on quirky new CD PAN FOR PUNKS: A STEELPAN TRIBUTE TO THE RAMONES. </p>

19th September 2005

Fact: <p>Former the Ramones drummer Marky Ramone has become the latest rocker to host his own radio show - he'll front the two-hour Sirius satellite radio show MARKY RAMONE'S PUNK ROCK BLITZKRIEG next month (OCT05). </p>


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