The band pay tribute to their fellow New Yorkers...

THE STROKES and Ramones are to headline a special benefit in honour of Ramones.

The New Yorkers will perform in aid of Cedars Sinai Cancer Research Centre and the Lymphoma Cancer Research Foundation, and takes place on October 8 at New York Spirit Club, according to Billboard.

The benefit comes as Johnny Ramone battles prostate cancer. Frontman Joey died from lymphoma in 2001.

Meanwhile, Johnny is currently working on his memoirs alongside Washington Times reporter Steve Miller. He said: “I will tell my story and the straight story of Ramones in this book, with all the rough edges attached. Some people will be surprised to find out my version of how life Ramones was and the lasting effect that band has had on my music.”