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blink-182 Pay Tribute To The Ramones On “Dance With Me”

blink-182 is back at it again! The world-dominating pop-punk trio has just released their bouncy new track “Dance With Me,” marking the third single off of their upcoming album, ONE MORE TIME…. Combining their quintessential blend of loud guitars, non-stop drum fills, and rebellious vocals, the song brings blink-182 back to its roots through a feel-good and danceable arrangement. The music video for “Dance With Me” is a love letter to the iconic American punk rock band, The Ramones. Dressed in their finest leather jackets and black wigs à la Ramones leader Joey Ramone, blink-182 parodies the band’s iconic 1981… Read more »


Former Ramones manager murdered in New York

Linda Stein, the onetime co-manager of Ramones, was found dead October 30 in her Upper East Side apartment in Manhattan. Stein, 62, who was once married to famous Sire Records head/Warner Bros. vice-president Seymour Stein, was found dead in her kitchen. In recent times, Stein was well-known in show business circles as a realtor for high-profile and celebrity clients, including Billy Joel, Calvin Klein, and Bruce Willis. Stein died from blunt-force trauma to the head. Police are treating the death as murder, and are continuing investigations. They say there were no signs of forced entry to her Fifth Avenue apartment.


Johnny Ramone of 'The Ramones' Dies at 55

Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band “The Ramones” that influenced a generation of rockers, has died. He was 55. Ramone, who had been fighting a five-year battle with prostate cancer, died in his sleep Wednesday afternoon at his Los Angeles home surrounded by friends and family, said the band’s longtime artistic director Arturo Vega. “He was the guy with a strategy. He was the guy who not only looked after the band’s interest but he also was their defender,” Vega said in a telephone interview from New York. Ramone, whose birth name is John Cummings, had… Read more »


Rob Zombie Finalizes Ramones Tribute With Last-Minute Adds

Fans growing impatient for the release of the Ramones tribute album We’re a Happy Family now have a good reason to turn that frown upside down. The track list for the LP, which is currently being mastered, and a tentative street date of November 5 were announced via a posting on the Web site of Rob Zombie, who is serving as co-producer along with guitarist Johnny Ramone. Although Zombie himself vouched for the accuracy of the most specific details concerning the album since he first announced plans for it in November, a spokesperson for Columbia Records, the label which intends… Read more »


Ramones, Dee Dee, Made Impact On Modern Rock Heroes

Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone died of an apparent drug overdose in Hollywood on Wednesday (June 5). When the group was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March, some of modern rock’s biggest stars tipped their hats to the legendary band and Ramone himself. Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder said that the group’s arrival in the late-’70s was a monumental occasion. “They were visually aggressive, four working-class construction-worker delinquents from Forest Hills, Queens, who were armed with two-minute songs that they rattled off like machine-gun fire, and it was enough to change the earth’s revolution, at… Read more »


Rob Zombie's Ramones Tribute LP Just Waiting For Metallica

Metallica have yet to settle on a Ramones cover to lend to a forthcoming tribute LP to the pioneering punks; perhaps “I Can’t Make It on Time” would be an apt selection. A contribution from the heavy-metal stalwarts is all that co-producer Rob Zombie is waiting on to sign off on the tracks for We’re a Happy Family, which he hopes will hit stores in August. “It’s almost done. We’re just waiting for Metallica to finish their song,” Zombie said while walking the red carpet Saturday at the MTV Movie Awards. Metallica’s delay is not for lack of enthusiasm. After… Read more »


More Ramones, Less Bizkit In Quarashi's Icelandic Rap-Rock

For those who think rap-rock is just about tapped out, Quarashi would like to present their spin on the genre. “We’re trying to do rap music the way Joey Ramone would have done rap music,” said Sölvi Blondal, the band’s producer and drummer. “What we are trying to do is punk-rock rap music, but a little bit more 1990s, like when Public Enemy was doing Fear of a Black Planet and when Cypress [Hill] was coming up with their first album. We tried to approach that style…. We didn’t want to be like Limp Bizkit or these bands that are… Read more »

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