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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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>
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>