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Dave Grohl Learned To Play Drums By Bashing Pillows

Dave Grohl learned to play drums on a set of pillows.The Foo Fighters frontman started his career as the drummer in Nirvana and he has revealed that he had to improvise when it came to...

Phil Spector Dies Aged 81 Of Coronavirus Complications

Phil Spector has died aged 81 of coronavirus complications.The legendary music producer - who worked with some of the world's biggest artists including Tina Turner, The Beatles and The Ramones and was the creator of...

Album Of The Week: The Ramones' Often Overlooked Sophomore Release 'Leave Home'

We are enjoying some oldies this week as we celebrate 43 years since the release of punk icons the Ramones' second studio album 'Leave Home'. Released on Sire Records, the album saw the band take...

Bono Writes Song For Mother

Bono wrote a love song for his mother on U2's latest album. The 54-year-old singer paid tribute to his mum Iris on the band's 13th studio album, 'Songs of Innocence', and admits the autobiographical theme...

Ramones Documentary Movie To Be Directed By Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is set to direct a documentary movie about the acclaimed New York punk band Ramones ahead of the fortieth anniversary of their debut album in 2016. In addition to the film, a book...

Tommy Ramone, Raucous Drummer With The Ramones, Dies Aged 62

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of New York punk band The Ramones whose raucous and energetic drummer defined the band's unique sound, has died at his home in Queens, aged 62.Tommy Ramone [L] and...

Tommy Ramone Dies Aged 62

Tommy Ramone has died aged 62.The drummer - who was the last surviving original member of iconic punk band The Ramones - was undergoing treatment for bile duct cancer at a hospice when he...

The Cbgb Music And Film Festival Is Back For 2013 Bigger And Better Than Ever Before!

Almost like the SXSW Festival of New York, the CBGB festival will return this year with an impressive 700 artists in 150 venues across the state, plus 40 movie premieres from October 9th - 13th....

Disco Anthem 'Saturday Night Fever' One Of 25 Songs Added To Library Of Congress National Recording Register

As part of a diligent plan to preserve and document American musical culture, Saturday Night Fever - the song that not only soundtracked one of the most popular films of the 1970s starring John Travolta...

Marky Ramone Wants To Take Comic Book Zombie Killer Character To Tv

Ramones star Marky Ramone is keen to turn his latest comic book project into a gritty new Tv series.The drummer has been animated alongside GoodFellas and The Sopranos star Frank Vincent and actress Brea Grant...

Cee Lo Records New American Football Anthem

Cee Lo Green has recorded a new version of the Ramones' punk classic Blitzkrieg Bop for U.S. TV show Thursday Night Football.His new sports anthem, I Love Football, will lead into big games during the...

Metallica Become Family Friendly

Metallica singer James Hetfield has made his band's live shows "more family-friendly" since becoming a father. The heavy metal singer has toned down his language when the group play live for the sake of his...

Tony Hadley Perfoms At Chazzstock

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Mr Hudson and The Kooks paid tribute to Charles Haddon last night (04.10.10).The musicians were part of an all star bill which came together for 'Chazzstock', to celebrate the frontman of...

Tony Hadley's Charles Tribute

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Mr Hudson and The Kooks paid tribute to Charles Haddon last night (04.10.10).The musicians were part of an all star bill which came together to celebrate the frontman of electro pop...

Ramone Sues For Royalties

THE RAMONES drummer MARKY RAMONE is taking legal action in a bid to secure his share of the band's royalties.The punk legend - real name Marc Bell - claims he signed a deal in 2005...

Phil Spector Releasing Lp

Phil Spector is releasing a new album.The legendary producer - who is currently in prison serving a minimum 19-year sentence for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson - has masterminded the debut album of...

Ramone's Brother Slammed For Reprinting Psychiatric Evaluation

JOEY RAMONE's brother has come under fire from the late RAMONES star's friends and fans for posting details of the punk icon's asylum visit in his new book.Mickey Leigh admits he wrestled with his conscience...

Ramones Were Huge Fans Of Boardgame Trivial Pursuit

Punk icons THE RAMONES staged booze and drug-fuelled Trivial Pursuit battles at the height of their career.Late frontman Joey Ramone's brother Mickey Leigh reveals the bandmates were hooked on the quiz game when it first...

Ramone's Ex-wife Fears 'Curse'

The former wife of THE RAMONES star DEE DEE RAMONE is convinced the pioneering punk band is cursed - and she is dreading the next tragedy to hit the rockers. Vera Ramone King is adamant the...

Howard Stern To Remake Ramones Movie

Shock Jock Howard Stern has signed up to produce a remake of the 1979 RAMONES movie Rock N Roll High School.The original movies starred the members of the band as they teamed up with a...

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Former Ramones Manager Killed With Yoga Stick

LATEST: The personal assistant to LINDA STEIN killed the former RAMONES manager by clubbing her to death with a yoga stick. Stein, 62, was found bludgeoned to death in the kitchen of her New York...

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...

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...

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