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12.30.05

THE GUESTBOOK IS DOWN INDEFINITELY DUE TO SPAMMERS

SPAMMERS SUCK!


12.30.05

 to the right is a new poster being hung all over NYC for an upcoming exhibition in the world renowned Mary Boone Gallery.

I LOVE MY SCENE

An exhibition in three parts
Curated by Jose Freire (TEAM)

View: Nine/Scene I
5 January - 25 February 2006

View: Nine/Scene II
2 March - 1 April 2006

View: Nine/Scene III
6 April 2006 - 13 May 2006

photos in "SCENE I" to include pictures by Roberta Bailey, the artist who shot the 1st ramones album cover photo in the poster on the right >

Mary Boone Gallery and the Ramones in NYC.


11.18.05  

 

rockabilly punk

Yo Punk! - What happens in a dark dank alley when a stray cat struttin' meets a brat packin' a baseball bat? The answer is in CMH Records’ latest release entitled "The Rockabilly Tribute to the Ramones". Picture if Joey, Dee Dee and Elvis ever hung out for a dream recording session...Joey and Dee Dee writing and Elvis crooooning Rockaway Beach! Wow!
 

Rockaway Beach

 

READ MORE HERE


8.08.05 -RAMONESMANIA.COM NEWS FLASH!! WARNING- NORMAN BATES IS ON THE LOOSE! DONT GO DOWN TO THE BASEMENT...THERE'S SOMETHING DOWN THERE!!

THEY'RE BAAAAACK!!!!


   

8.08.05 - SAVE CBGB

 

RED ALERT: The Countdown

SAY IT AINT SO...

WHY ISN'T CBGB's A NYC LANDMARK, GRANTED WITH LANDMARK STATUS?

SEE A CRIME AS IT HAPPENS ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK, AT THE BOWERY AND "JOEY RAMONE PLACE" TO PUT IT RIGHT...OR STOP IT!

THIS IS A TRAGEDY WAITING TO HAPPEN. INTERVENE!

JUMP IN!

STOP THE SLAUGHTER!

CBGB is a symbol of raw American energy – for 31 years CBGB has provided a space for new creativity in music and art, a spotlight for young talent, and a unique safe-space to pursue art and free expression.

CB's has always kept its prices affordable for all music lovers, evolved to fill the needs of the music and cultural communities of New York City, and jump started the careers of thousands of performers.

Now CBGB needs your help to keep its doors open.

 

 OFFICIAL SAVE CBGB's .org WEBSITE here

 

 SAVE CBGB's BENEFIT CONCERT LIST here

 

 CBGB main site here

 

 SAVE CBGB BLOG here

If your at this RAMONES site you are a influenced by CBGB's. Period.

A NY TRAGEDY: "Here today, gone tomorrow...take it Dee Dee.."

The back-story - CBGB does not own their space. Their rent in downtown NYC is about to jump astronomically high after their current lease expires this month. This is a place that should be "landmarked" or given an affordable lease by the building owners, which they are not. This aint no fancy boutique selling $900 garments and $2000 shoes in trendy NYC? What gives?

This is a smaller space that might be 3 times the size of your bedroom, selling $5 beers (warm sometimes) and bad music most of the time for 31 years. A breeding ground for bands at best. Not a GOLDMINE. Sometimes you get lucky and you get a band who gets a little heat nationally and comes "back" to play there. Some come for the 1st time, like Greenday, go to play there to just play "THERE". You get a little "goose" to your merch sales, which are usually dead for 25 years, and make a little press for the moment. No huge "5-night 20,000 IN ATTENDANCE...nothing like that shit happens ever or can happen. If you walk from the front straight to the stage, 100 feet or so in front of you, you have experienced the entire space, fit for 300-500 at best.

The RAMONES, the TALKING HEADS, PATTI...these are names of yesteryear, when no (literally) fortunes were made, just a lotta' cool press, warm beers and mostly bad music. Gold nuggets "in a mound of dirt". The Bowery was "unwanted" until a few years ago when trendy boutiques and NYU needed to spread their wings further than SOHO and the E.Village where NYU dorms where predominanlty located. Away from the bowery bums and homeless, away from the "dark" club scene (the boggie man) that was left for the lower income downtrodden NY'ERS or artists. Music artists and otherwise.

You get the point. The fact that Hilly allows the music scene to use his "spot" for 31 years like a gold miner does, sifting through mounds of dirt to find a few RARE gold nuggets has been to his credit, but this is not Donald Trump here, and this aint even no MUD CLUB...its just CBGB's. Tiny, smelly and classic for what is represents to rising bands and fans of punk music everywhere around the world.

Punk is hot now. It was hot once or twice before too. But for more time than not, it was not hot. That's PUNK. Hilly Krystal, the proprietor of CB's deserves better than this for managing what has easily become New York City most well known live music mecca today, bar none.

We're talking losing CBGB's. Have you ever been? Have you been lately? Wanna go again and again? Or would you prefer a $9 cup of coffee and another "specialty cupcake" shop? $5 for a single cupcake. Yes...a .30 cent frickin' cupcake for $5 and a .50 cent coffee for $9.

Yipeeee! Are we having fun yet? NO. HELP OUT IF U CAN - Zippy

You can click the banner above to learn more on how to let your voice or actions be heard, and they need it heard in NYC!

It wont take much of your time to do SOMETHING, ANYTHING.


 

7.07.05 - This f*ckin' rocks!!

 

Premieres Saturday July 9

at 10pm ET/11pm PT


“All you need is one guy or girl to stand up and say “Fuck this,” and everyone goes: Voice of a generation - thank you. I’ve been thinking that, I never had the guts to say it - and all of a sudden - “Fuck this” has a backbeat.”

Henry Rollins in PUNK: attitude

The Independent Film Channel Presents:

PUNK: attitude

An IFC Original

by Acclaimed Filmmaker Don Letts

 GET THIS MOVIE!


 

5.16.05 -UPDATE from RAMONESMANIA news item below!!!

VICTORY!!!!

wea.de PuNks oUt!!!!

  latest message sent from RAMONES.DE in germany:

"commandos win again!" "wea.de backs off. message over."

gabba gabba!

 a fight well fought and a win well deserved!


 

4.14.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit

 ramones.de 

and support them.

 

Gabba Gabba Hey!

Read below -  German RAMONES fan website at war w/WEA.de -

 

  message sent: "...Help needed...send in the commandos"

 

  return message: "...roger, Commandos, involved again" 

 

 

below email from:> tHe wEbSiTe oWNer oF Ramones.de

 

WEA against Fansite "Ramones.de“

Hoping for your support in any way. Thanks!

 

With a letter dated April 7,2005 the Warner Music Group Germany told me to give the Internet domain “Ramones.de” to them in 2(!) weeks. Otherwise there will be juridical steps, which will cost me a lot of money...Their explanation is, they “having the only right to use the name of  the band and their pictures...”.

 

Ramones.de is an non-commercial fan site, where for example a couple of crazy German followers to the band, who had the luck to meet them personal many times, write about their... experiences... we did an official Fanzine in 1994, an authorized Fan-Sampler in 1999, and Tribute-Concerts and Festivals to honour them in 1994,1996,1999 and 2004 so far.


This German “Ramones-Thing” is even known under the name “Loudmouth!”cause we originally named the Fanzine this way. It all was authorize by the that-time-members in 1993 and by Dee Dee Ramone (the originally Bassplayer) in 1994. None of us ever will forget when Johnny said, “if someone should do it, these crazy German Followers must do it!”.


In fact, we think, the big media tycoon WEA is afraid of our Site. But why?Cause the people who visit us will never buy any Ramones-Stuff...Bullshit!They will... so we should be „good“ for the WEA because of our kinda Promotion for the Band, Promotion by the WEA was missed here especially in Europe over all the Decades the Band were active- that’s only as a Side comment! But now as the Ramones (and that’s a good thing) are having a kinda “Boom” over here, it explains this WEA-Reaction. A very late one indeed... the Site was registered by a fan in 1996, who gave it to us in 2002, not for money, just because to support us.None of us knows what to do now... fighting against the Tycoon? That’s a very expensive thing... and because of the unclear law in Germany, no one knows what will be the result.

There is a chance, cause we have this relationship to the Band.
 

What will be the next step of WEA... forbidden any Websites having the name “Ramones” in it... and pics... forbidden any cover bands... that’s all a BAD WORK AGAINST the Ramones, isn’t it!? And what about any other band’s fan sites.....Would please like to know your meaning about it.


Up the Ramones forever!

A petition is in the works next!


LOUDMOUTH! - Punk'N Roll for Boys & Girls and the official German Ramones-Thing* est. 1994 Jörg F. Büscher - Dorotheenstrasse 94 - D-40235 Düsseldorf Tele *49 (0)211 240 62 35

http://www.loudmouth.de  &
http://www.ramones.de

*authorized by Johnny and Joey Ramone November 1993 and by Dee Dee Ramone in May 1994. Still FUCKING official, even some people don't like it this way.


Those Creeps we hate!

 

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zippy the admin - Leave your comments here.

 


4.14.05

Marky Ramone News - Marky Ramone won't be playing with Jerry Only (Misfits) and Dez Cadena (Misfits/ Black Flag) anymore.

Marky feels he has to move on and that he won't be on the next European tour with them. The last shows he will be doing with Jerry and Dez will be in Mexico. Then he will be doing mainly Ramones related things and will be seeing you soon, with his own band.

Marky wishes Jerry and Dez the best of luck.


4.6.05 - Updates  

TODOS SOMOS RAMONES RECORD LISTENING PARTY

 CBGB’s 313 GALLERY, 313 BOWERY ST, NEW YORK, NY

 FRIDAY APRIL 8, 2005 7.00-9.00PM

$4.00 Rheingold beer available!

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s own Rockaway Records is proud to announce the release of its 59-band, international tribute to the Ramones, the TODOS SOMOS RAMONES: A HOMAGE double CD. So come on down to CBGB’s 313 Gallery on Friday April 8, 2005 between 7.00PM and 9.00OM for special listening party. Copies will be on sale. TODOS SOMOS RAMONES is the first-ever worldwide tribute album of its kind with 90% of the featured acts being direct associates of the band. Songs from all 13 of the band’s official albums are featured on this release. The deluxe package contains a 60-page, full-color booklet containing extensive liner notes by Tommy Ramone and Dr. Donna Gaines as well as a host of never-before seen photos by Roberta Bayley, Leland Bobbe and Alan Tannenbaum.

Rockaway records founder, Mariano Asch single-handedly crafted this eclectic, world-class tribute to the greatest band ever to come out of New York City as a labor of love. Not only did he get permission for the various band member’s estates, he even got Ramones long-time engineer, Ed Stasium to master the record!

The CD features tracks by local heros Stop [feat. Joey’s brother, Micky Leigh], Furious George, Sonny Vincent, Sylvain Sylvain w/the She Wolves and The Bully's. Also featured are with the individual Ramones collaborating with their favorite bands: Dee Dee w/Youth Gone Mad, Joey w/the Independents and C.J. with Argentina’s own, Bien Desocupados.

The CD also contains tracks by veteran 1977 punk legends: The Heartbreakers, Ivan Julian, Stiv Bator, Alternative TV [whose own Mark Perry created the legendary Sniffin’ Glue fanzine after hearing the Ramones self-titled debut], The Boys [the Ramones personal favorite] and Airport, feat. Buzzcocks bassist Tony Barber.

Copies of TODOS SOMOS RAMONES will be on sale at the event.

Log on to http://www.rwyrcds.com.ar/ for full band listing and ordering information.

 


3.26.05

 

The best Johnny Ramone statue tribute photos online are here at Ramonesworld. HAIL JOHNNY IS RIGHT! Gabba Gabba!


1-2-3-4...Check out the incredibly honest Ramones documentary End of the Century on PBS Television April 26th.

 Preview it here!

Read more here and  don't miss it!


2.26.05 - New 2-CD Tribute album.

 

Todos Somos Ramones

( 2005 - Rockaway Records / Argentina )

Just another homage? Not this time.

We heard about this album and were not sure who else found something to put out with the word "ramones" in the title or subtitle. Then two things become apparent very fast, number one...Ed Stasium, longtime Ramones producer mastered the 58 tracks on this 2-cd set, and number two...the music was all pretty damn good. The album actually has some newer tribute tracks tracks and assembles the best of the some previously released tributes after somebody carefully sifted through the many tribute tracks already out there in the world.

The tracks are mostly by punks, for punks and almost all begin with some verbal snippet of the ramones themselves saying something cool. I like the music. The songs that were picked are good songs (was there really a bad one ever made? no.) and the ramones are featured on a few older tribute tracks. The amount of songs mean I can leave it on forever and hear nothing but great Ramones songs and many of them, which in itself is a good thing. The fact that the 2 cd-s rock are a huge plus!!!!

Some of the great bands on this 2-cd set include Sylvain Sylvain and the She Wolves, Stiv Bator, Collider, The Independents, The Boys, Airport, Plan 4, Alternative TV, Goin Places, Meat Depressed and over 20 more great bands. This shit is fun!

The little book that comes with the set is pretty phenomenal. It contains some never-before-seen old-school photos of the Ramones plus cool short stories like "My Ramones", written by Donna Gaines and it even starts with a message by Tommy Ramone. I love the cover art,  done by Gonzalo Facio. It's a really great cartoon of all 7 ramones zooming along the road! (see mouse-over below and left). Good music tribute for da'brudda's!

Executive producer: Mariano Asch [ press release w/full track listing- pdf file]

 


 

 

put your mouse over on

 the picture on the right >

 

 

 


 

LANDLORDS TO PUNK

2.18.05

TROUBLE AT NYC

PUNK PARADISE!

 

REPRINT FROM

THE NY POST

Click photo RIGHT-2 page story

 

(PDF format)

 

Latest CBGB's update

here 4.04.05

 


 

It's like goin' dowwwwn

to the basement!

 

(mouse over to pause)

 

 

2.2.05

 

END OF THE CENTURY: DOCUMENTARY ON PUBLIC TELEVISION

Broadcast premiere Tuesday, April 26 at 10 p.m. est on PBS

(90 minutes)

 

 

 

END OF THE CENTURY: The Ramones | PBS

 


Above L - Eddie Vedder, Rob Zombie, Nicholas Cage, Johnny's wife Linda Cummings, Chili Pepper' John Frusciante, Vincent Gallo, Tommy Ramone, Mitch Hyman, Lisa-Marie Presley, CJ Ramone, Unknown w/ hat

and Seymour Stein of Sire Records (Photo A.Vega)

 

 

 

 

Here today...

gone tomorrow.

Hail Johnny!

In Death, He Wants to Be Celebrated

By Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer

Lions of literature and war heroes get grand memorials, but rock stars usually get scruffier send-offs — consider the years of vandalism inflicted on Jim Morrison's grave in Paris or the fact that Kurt Cobain is celebrated in his hometown by a papier-mache statue in a muffler shop.

Johnny Ramone wanted better, and on Friday the underground rock hero got it.

Read a 2nd article here: Johnny Ramone Honored


 

IN HONOR OF OUR FALLEN BRUDDA'...JOHNNY RAMONE

About a thousand fans along with several of Johnny Ramone's friends — including Rob Zombie, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Pete Yorn, John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Nicolas Cage — gathered at Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Friday, January 14th, to unveil a four-feet tall bronze statue of the guitarist, who according to Cage's speech, "willed the Ramones to happen."


 

Linda and Johnny

 ( Mrs. Johnny Ramone )

Los Angeles'

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Friday, January 14th

 


 

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