Joey Ramone

American singer Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone was an American musician, vocalist and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones. Joey Ramone's image, voice and tenure as front man of the Ramones made him a countercultural icon.
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Celebrating 30 Years Of 'Fresh Air': Rocker Joey Ramone
NPR - 6 months
The Ramones helped launch the punk rock scene in the mid 1970s with songs that were short, fast and loud. In 1988, lead singer Joey Ramone spoke to Terry Gross about the band's history.
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John Ashton's Satellite Paradiso: The Boys Are Back in Town Again
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
"Yeah, it's a long time coming...." John Ashton, guitarist, producer, composer, Satellite Paradiso, ex- Psychedelic Furs "We need to do this!" Fred Schreck, singer, songwriter, Satellite Paradiso, The Ancients "I'm thrilled!" Robert Burke Warren, bassist, Satellite Paradiso; actor, singer-songwriter, author "Well, we had to do something...." Frank Coleman, drummer, Satellite Paradiso F. Scott Fitzgerald, a fairly decent writer in his time, famously opined that "there are no second acts in American lives..." Present day United States Presidential considerations aside, Francis' remark need not apply to the current line-up of a band of "merry men" which is about to fly once again under the banner of Satellite Paradiso. The group is commandeered by Psychedelic Furs founder and bona-fide guitar icon John Ashton, who, incidentally, is an affable Brit residing happily ever after with his family in upstate New York. I first chatted with John for Huffington Post back ...
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His Brother’s Keeper: A Ramones Tour of Queens
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Joey Ramone’s brother, Mickey Leigh, revisits Forest Hills, the 1970s backdrop to the Ramones’ formation, and the Queens Museum offers an exhibition on the band.
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Brent Weinbach Appeals to the Mainstream at SF Sketchfest
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Brent Weinbach presents his one man show, Appealing to the Mainstream, as an examination of stand up comedy and his relationship to it. It is a fascinating deconstruction of what makes a human being laugh. Nobody makes me laugh quite like Brent Weinbach, and I began to wonder why that is. There's a quality attached to the type of laugh he orchestrates. He briefly mentions it in his show. He wants to make people laugh like they laughed when they were children. Laughter is a mysterious thing to a child. Kids can't explain the logic of why something is funny. They just want it to keep being funny. It's not about satirizing social concepts or well-structured joke writing or having something to say... It's about ridiculous faces and inappropriate noises and people falling down. There's some particular kind of joy attached to childlike laughter. There is a rare purity about it. And as a performer, Brent Weinbach is a purest. He has an idea of what comedy should be, and he does that exclus...
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Joey Ramone's First 45 and Robert Wyatt's Lost Hendrix Session
Rolling Stone - about 4 years
In 1967 16-year-old Jeff Hyman of Queens New York was nearly a decade away from inventing punk rock as Joey Ramone He was already making records In the late winter of that year he made an irresistible offer to a neighborhood psychedelic trio Purple Majesty He would take them into
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Veteran's Day Musical Magic: LA Rocker Brings Military Spouses in CAMMO on Stage at Hard Rock
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It was Veteran's Day weekend and just another magical, crazy night on Hollywood Boulevard where Elvis poses for pictures, stars' names pave the sidewalk, and sometimes the magic is not just special effects. Rock singer Alexandra Starlight and her finance, guitar player Zachary James, were performing a rare acoustic set at The Hard Rock Café to entertain guests of the American Film Institute Fest before the World Premiere of Out of the Furnace, (starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana and Woody Harrelson) drew limos and fans to the red carpet at the theater next door. Alexandra's parents, Zachary's mom, the band's favorite photographer Billy Bennight, and band groupies sat in the front row in front of the Hard Rock stage waiting for the performance to begin when Hard Rock employees asked them to move from the table as it had been reserved for a party of 16 and they were entering the building. The group of 15 women and one man entered and sat down at the best table ...
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Rock Paper Photo: Punk Fashion on View at the Met... But You Can Collect It Right Here
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Punk fashion was the theme of the 2013 Annual Costume Ball organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. It's one of New York's most coveted tickets. But if your invitation never arrived in the mail for some mysterious reason, we hope you didn't throw yourself down on a broken bottle of glass in protest. We cordially invite you to behold some of the best punk photography -- and punk fashion -- assembled anywhere. Rock Paper Photo features work by the genre's leading photographers including Roberta Bayley, Danny Fields, GODLIS and Steve Emberton. You can purchase images on display at the Met's related exhibit -- "Punk: Chaos to Couture" -- as hand-signed limited editions. No admission necessary. Lighting up fans from the gritty club stages of New York, London, San Francisco and Boston, punk artists played perfectly to the cameras as well. Joey Ramone and Deborah Harry, for example, spent an entire day in the summer of '77 on a multiple-location...
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Binky Philips: Another Excerpt: I "Discover" CBGB and Open for The Ramones, May, 1975
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Here's another excerpt from my eBook on Rhino, My Life in the Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was. It's doozy, too... in which my band, The Planets, is initiated into the brave new world of CBGB in the early Spring of 1975. Here we go... So, now, it was early December, 1974. The Planets had been thrown out of Coventry, the only club that would book us (one of the bouncers took offense when I tried to clock him with a mic stand in front of the whole audience). We basically had nowhere to perform. Now what? One night, I was in a cab with two of the other Planets. It was about midnight. We'd wrapped up our rehearsal about 15 minutes earlier, pooled our money, and hence, the taxi instead of the subway. We were sitting at a red light on the Bowery at Bleeker St. Directly across from me was a quaint but spanking new snow-white half-circle awning with old carny-style lettering in red and black. "CBGB". Without thinking, I blurted out, "Look guys, a place ...
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Richard (RJ) Eskow: Less Than Zero: Rep. Mary Bono Mack Hurts Middle Class, Uses 'Toilet' Slur Against Her Own District
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Wealthy Republican incumbent Mary Bono Mack is locked in a tight and bitter Congressional race against a progressive Democrat with an inspiring story. While her campaign focuses on red-baiting her opponent (yes, they still do that in 2012) a new nonpartisan analysis shows that Mack scores "zero" on voting for the interests of the middle class. Actually, make that less than zero. Mack has actively worked to undermine middle-class interests, including those of her own constituents, many of whom are struggling underwater homeowners. She's also displayed withering contempt for some residents of her own district, whose neighborhoods she laughingly agreed was a "third world toilet." There's something particularly distasteful about seeing someone who earned her Congressional seat the "old-fashioned way" -- that is, through nepotism, cronyism and big-money politics -- describe the homes of her own constituents that way. What's truly "third world" about Mary Bono Mack's d...
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Joey Ramone Lives on in 'New York City'
Rolling Stone - over 5 years
Though he's gone and sorely missed Joey Ramone lives on with the help of friends in the video for his "New York City" Tommy Ramone Andrew WK Matt and Kim 30 Rock's Scott Adsit chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain and more join the tribute to the late rocker's beloved...
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Who Won America's Got Talent?
Seattle Pi - over 5 years
Who Won America's Got Talent? Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:28 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2012 Olate Dogs, a troupe of acrobatic pups, beat out their human finalist counterparts to take the title. The runner-up was comedian Tom Cotter, who performed alongside Joan Rivers during the finale and delivered one-liners, including telling judge Howard Stern that he looked like "the bastard child of Joey Ramone and Big Bird." After the final performances on Wednesday, Stern correctly predicted the top three, telling TVGuide.com that Cotter would have his vote, but that viewers would probably be swayed by Olate Dogs' cute factor. The four-legged acrobats were a favorite of Osbourne, who went up on stage and cuddled the dogs (and their trainers) after Nick Cannon announced that they were the winners....
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Dusty Wright: Best Rock, Pop and Soul Music for Summer 2012, Part 2!
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Here's more of my favorite songs for the summer of 2012. If you didn't see Part 1 of my picks, you can find it here. Enjoy the melodic sunshine. "Rosalee" Chris Robinson's Brotherhood Big Moon Ritual (Red General) -- The funky, retro clavinet vibe of "Rosalee" offers a wonderful diversion from the jam band tendrils on the LP's seven long tunes, all of them seven-plus minutes. Neal Casal's lead guitar work may recall a certain member of the Dead, and that's not a bad thing. While none of the songs have the majestic lift of "Dark Star" or "Terrapin Station," Chris Robinson's soulful vocals keep one's ears engaged. Perfect for road trips, regardless of the season. "Dayglo Reflection" Bobby Womack The Bravest Man In The Universe (XL) -- From the U.K. label that released Gil Scott-Heron's last album; we can also thank them for Mr. Womack's first effort in 14 years! And like that GSH effort, there is an electronica element coursing throughout. My favorite is this bluesy, Ste...
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Remembering Joey Ramone Through Photos
Huffington Post - almost 6 years
"I Remember You," a new exhibition of never-before-seen photographs at John Varvatos in New York, shows a few sides of the brooding singer/songwriter known as Joey Ramone. The frontman of one of the most influential punk bands in history passed away from Lymphoma over a decade ago, but his legacy lives on in this new photography series, curated by his friend Rachel Felder and made available by Rock Paper Photo. It is perhaps fitting and a little bit sad that this exhibition takes place in a John Varvatos store that was once the location of CBGB, the legendary club that hosted numerous punk and alternative bands from its inception in 1973 to its closing in 2006. Felder told Rock Paper Photo, "To me, Joey was -- as sappy as this might sound -- truly beautiful." She continued, "I've tried to choose photos of him that really reflect that, as opposed to the iconic images that have been more widely seen." Some of the proceeds from the exhibit will go to the Joey Ramone Lymphoma ...
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5 Courses Not Offered At ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’
Film School Rejects - almost 6 years
Welcome back to Junkfood Cinema; we’re formin’ in a straight line…at the buffet. You’ve foolishly wandered into the Internet’s best second best currently existing bad movie column. Every week we examine a particularly rank schlock dog, rather frankly, exposing every spoil mark and moldy flaw. Then, eschewing our sense of reason, and regard for our own intestinal well-being, we happily consume the rotten red hot with a gleeful smile on our lips. We then pair the film with a similar, but less metaphorical, snack food item themed to the events on screen. Or at least, that used to be the format to which we dogmatically adhered. Now, the warm, bosomy embrace of routine has been replaced by the shrieking, bloodletting scratch-fight of anarchy. In honor of our on-going, shoulda-called-the-doctor-at-the-four-hour-mark nerd boner for Roger Corman, we decided to celebrate this godking of b-cinema by featuring one of his most treasured, albeit dingy gems. Therefore, we head back to school an...
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Joey Ramone - Ya Know
Female First - almost 6 years
A new Joey Ramone album entitled ‘Ya Know?' will be released on May 30th on BMG Rights Management. Compiled by Joey's brother Mickey...
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This Week in Music History: April 15-21 — Michael Jackson Catches Fire and More
Misformusic - almost 6 years
Filed under: News AFP In Greek mythology, Icarus was the guy who flew too close to the sun only to have his wings melt, causing him to fall back into the sea where he drowned. Back in 1984, Michael Jackson was flying high, the undisputed biggest musician in the whole world. And even though his wings were metaphorical, he got burned in a very real way. There are those who would believe the catalyst for the slow downward spiral that eventually led to Michael Jackson's death happened 28 years ago this week. To find out what that was, along with important dates involving The Cure's Robert Smith, Joey Ramone, Freddie Mercury and, um, the Federal Bureau of Investigation click on the gallery.
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9 famous people who spent time in a mental institution
guyism - almost 6 years
People go nuts all the time or are found wandering down the street in only their underwear and a deranged smile, and the only thing this earns most people is a trip to the funny farm and a reputation among their friends and family for being completely bonkers, which is sad because, really, these people should be applauded for getting the help they need. (There. There is the standard “Mental illness is not a joke and should be treated with the utmost respect and gravity” line which will surely be demanded by the humorless drones who get a wild hair up their asses about this sort of thing. Calm down, people, there’s no need to go crazy.) But famous people are different. They just are. Not only are they made of a special blend of gold, honey and angel dust, when they go crazy, the whole world inevitably knows about it, not just their loved ones. This is the price of fame. Celebrities are also different in that there seems to be something in their makeup which is not just condu...
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JOEY RAMONES UNRELEASED ALBUM OUT SOON!
Undercover - almost 6 years
Just a reminder that Joey Ramones previously unreleased solo album "Ya, Know" will be released on May 22 2012.
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Exclusive Stream: Joey Ramone's Lost Rocker 'There's Got to Be More to Life'
Access Denied - almost 6 years
Click to listen to Joey Ramone's 'There's Got To Be More To Life' "There's Got to Be More to Life" is the AA side of a brand new Joey Ramone 7-inch single that will hit shops as part of Record Store Day on April 21st Like the A side "Rock 'N...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joey Ramone
    THIRTIES
  • 2001
    In addition, Rammstein also ended several shows of their Mutter tour in 2001 with a cover of "Pet Semetary" in honor of the passing of Joey Ramone.
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    In 2001, the Ramones were named as inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, prior to the ceremony held early the following year.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Ramone produced the Ronnie Spector album She Talks to Rainbows in 1999.
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  • 1996
    In October 1996, Ramone headlined the "Rock the Reservation" alternative rock festival in Tuba City, Arizona. 'Joey Ramone & the Resistance' (Daniel Rey on guitar, John Connor on bass guitar and Roger Murdock on drums) debuted Ramone's interpretation of Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World' live, as well as Ramone's choice of Ramones classics and some of his other favorite songs; The Dave Clark Five's "Any Way You Want It", The Who's "The Kids are Alright" and The Stooges' "No Fun."
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  • 1994
    In 1994, Ramone appeared on the Helen Love album Love and Glitter, Hot Days and Music, singing the track "Punk Boy".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    In 1985, Ramone joined Steven Van Zandt's music industry activist group Artists United Against Apartheid, which campaigned against the Sun City resort in South Africa.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    In 1974, Jeffrey Hyman co-founded the punk rock band the Ramones with friends John Cummings and Douglas Colvin.
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    Hyman continued playing with Sniper until early 1974, when he was replaced by Alan Turner.
  • OTHER
  • 1951
    Born on May 19, 1951.
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