The Strokes have signed up to headline a special tribute for fellow New Yorkers THE RAMONES - to raise money for cancer research.

The LAST NITE rockers will perform alongside veteran group Blondie in aid of Cedars Sinai Cancer Research Centre and the Lymphoma Cancer Research Foundation.

The fundraising event comes as Ramones star Johnny Ramone battles prostate cancer.

Frontman Joey Ramone died from lymphoma in 2001.

The gig will take place on 8 October (04) at Manhattan's Spirit Club.

13/09/2004 21:41