Rare John Lennon, Jim Morrison Letters Up for Auction

July 23, 2015

A hand-written letter from Doors singer Jim Morrison during his stint in Paris – postmarked May 18th, 1971, less than three months before his death – is currently bringing over $23,000 at RR's Marvels of Modern Music auction. The...

Album Review

Live at German Television: The Musikladen Recordings

June 18, 2015

On September 13th, 1978, the Ramones made their live European television debut to a studio audience of young Germans — seated at tables. The effect on the DVD that comes with this rippin' artifact on CD or LP (you need a region-free player)...


Rare Johnny Ramone Guitar Brings $71K at Auction

January 23, 2015

Johnny Ramone's Mosrite guitar, one of only nine Mosrites the legendary punk guitarist owned, sold at auction Thursday for a whopping $71,875, Boston-based auction RR Auction announced. The red guitar, personally owned and used by Ramone for at least...


Marky Ramone Exclusive: Read an Excerpt From His New Memoir

January 7, 2015

Marky Ramone may not be the last surviving member of the Ramones (he shares that honor with Richie, C.J. and even the short-lived Elvis Ramone), but he is the last man standing to play with the group in their 1970s heyday and he lasted far longer in the...



Fricke's Picks Radio: Milestones for the Ramones and John Zo

September 22, 2014

The September 14th Ramones tribute show at New York's Bowery Electric, celebrating the band's debut gig at CBGB 40 years earlier, was a communion of generations – from the young singer-actor John Gallagher Jr., who played the title vagabond...


Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Ramones Albums

September 3, 2014

Fate was not kind to the Ramones. The Queens foursome played a pivotal role in the development of punk rock  (and really most popular music of the past 40 years), but they never had anything resembling a hit single, playing clubs all the way...

Live Review

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Hosts a Fitting Ramones Tribute

August 25, 2014

All four of the original Ramones are gone now, but the legacy of these Queens punk legends lived on as the annual Johnny Ramone birthday tribute returned to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last night. Celebrating both the legendary guitarist...


Watch Marky Ramone Sit in With Arcade Fire in Brooklyn

August 24, 2014

Arcade Fire have upped the ante on their regional covers project as the Reflektor tour enters its closing days, not only playing their usual songs by notable locals, but also bringing on musicians from the bands to join them. The night after Buster...


Tommy Ramone on Birth of the Ramones: 'It Was Time for Something New'

July 12, 2014

Tommy Erdelyi, who passed away Friday of bile duct cancer at age 65, never forgot how thrilling it was to be a Ramone during the band's formative days. "I thought what we were doing was unique and exciting and potentially influential," he recalled last...


No Compassion: CBGB in the Seventies

May 30, 2014

In the mid-Seventies, a tiny New York City club named CBGB — short for "country, bluegrass and blues" — became the epicenter of the country's punk and New Wave scene. Before the decade was out, countless musicians would spill their sweat and...

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New York Bands Celebrate 40 Years of the Ramones

September 15, 2014

On August 16th, 1974, the Ramones – the founding lineup of Johnny (guitar), Joey (voice), Tommy (drums) and Dee Dee (bass and song count-off) – performed at CBGB, a year-old club on a war-zone stretch of New York's Bowery, for the first time....


Martin Scorsese Attached to Direct Ramones Movie

August 28, 2014

Martin Scorsese is attached to direct a new movie about the Ramones, one of several projects in the works to celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of the band's first LP in 2016, Billboard reports. Jeff Jampol, who now co-manages...


Watch David Byrne and Arcade Fire Cover Suicide

August 25, 2014

Arcade Fire added a new dimension to their geographic covers series during their three-night residency at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, recruiting musicians from classic New York City punk bands to join them onstage. Sunday night's gig featured...


Chris Frantz on Tommy Ramone: "He Sounded Like a Big Guy"

August 4, 2014

Thomas Erdelyi, better known as Tommy Ramone, who died of cancer at 65 on July 11th, was the Ramones' manager, co-producer and original drummer. After leaving the band, he produced the Replacements' 1985 LP "Tim" and, more recently, led a bluegrass duo....


Tommy Ramone Dead at 65

July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, the original drummer for the Ramones and the band's last surviving original member, died on Friday at the age of 65. A spokesman for Ramone's family confirmed the news to Rolling Stone. Tommy Ramone on Birth of the Ramones: 'It Was Time...



Ramones Pack a Punk Wallop on New Box Set

October 8, 2013

A new Ramones box set, Ramones: The Sire Years (1976-1981), which collects the seminal New York City punk act's first six records, will see release on October 29th on Rhino. For around $40, fans will be able to score the Ramones' 1976 debut, Ramones; their...


Watch: 'CBGB' Film's First Trailer

August 7, 2013

"50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom." The trailer for CBGB, the movie exploring the history of New York City's most storied venue of the same name, arrived today via The Hollywood Reporter. The two-minute clip gives viewers a look at all the film's...


Johnny Depp a Surprise Guest at Johnny Ramone Tribute

August 20, 2013

At the annual Johnny Ramone tribute Sunday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, director John Waters hosted a reunion of his cast for the 1990 bad-boy musical Cry-Baby, including a surprise appearance by Johnny Depp. "Everybody in this movie wanted a little...