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Ramones News

Johnny Depp attends Johnny Ramone tribute event in LA

The Hollywood star take part in a Q&A for cult film 'Cry-Baby' during the evening

  • Aug 19, 2013

Ramones artistic director Arturo Vega dies, aged 65

Vega designed the band's famous crest and apparently attended all but two of their 2,263 gigs

  • Jun 10, 2013

'There will be a Ramones movie,' says Johnny Ramone's widow

Linda Ramone is currently in talks to turn the band's story into a biopic

  • Mar 12, 2013

Joey Ramone's record collection goes up for auction

The Ramones frontman's leather jacket, passport, t-shirts and glasses are also being sold

  • Feb 7, 2013

Ramones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith to be depicted in new 'CBGB' film?

New production about legendary New York club is on the way

  • May 18, 2011

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Ramones Music Videos

Teenage Lobotomy Play Video

Teenage Lobotomy

Ramones plays Teenage Lobotomy on My Beat Club`s Best of Musikladen live in 1979

Sheena Is A Punk Rocker Play Video

Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

Ramones plays Sheena Is A Punk Rocker on My Beat Club`s Best of Musikladen live in 1979

Rockaway Beach Play Video

Rockaway Beach

Ramones plays Rockaway Beach on My Beat Club`s Best of Musikladen live in 1979

I Don`t Wanna Walk Around With You Play Video

I Don`t Wanna Walk Around With You

Ramones plays I Don`t Wanna Walk Around on My Beat Club`s Best of Musikladen live in 1979

California Sun Play Video

California Sun

Ramones plays California Sun on My Beat Club`s Best of Musikladen live in 1979

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Ramones Reviews

Joey Ramone : Don't Worry About Me

Joey Ramone : Don't Worry About Me

Last musical testament of Ramones singer...

  • Feb 8, 2002

Ramones : Ramones / Leave Home / Rocket To Russia / Road To Ruin

Four reissues from the original NYC punk kings

  • Jun 19, 2001

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Ramones Biography

The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was a major influence on the punk rock movement in both the United States and, perhaps to a greater extent, the United Kingdom.

All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Ramone", although none of them were related. They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell concert and disbanded. Only a little more than eight years after the breakup, all three of the band's founding members--lead singer (and, at the time of founding, drummer) Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, and bassist Dee Dee Ramone--had died.

Their only record with enough U.S. sales to be certified gold was the compilation album Ramones Mania. However, recognition of the band's importance built over the years, and they are now mentioned in many assessments of all-time great rock music, such as the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. In 2002, the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine, trailing only the Beatles. On March 18, 2002, the Ramones--the three founders and drummers Tommy and Marky Ramone--were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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