Posted in music on May 5, 2008

Richie Ramone

Richard Reinhardt (a.k.a Richie Beau, Richie Ramone) (born August 11, 1957) is an American drummer best known for his work with the punk rock group the Ramones.

Before working with the Ramones he drummed with Velveteen, and is also reported to have drummed with Annie Golden's band The Shirts. He joined the Ramones on February 13, 1983, at a show at Utica, New York, after second drummer Marky Ramone was fired. He took part in the Subterranean Jungle tour of 1983, where he signed autographs as "Richie Beau", which was the name he went under whilst drumming with Velveteen. [Wikipedia]

Richie recently lost a copyright infringement lawsuit against Wal-Mart, Apple, and Real Networks. Richie will NOT be appearing at the upcoming Joey Ramone birthday bash. Those who will are listed below....

Once again, the fickle finger of fate has pointed at a drummer. Unfortunately, Richie Ramone has just let us know that he is not going to be able to participate in the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash this year. We are very sorry about this turn of events, but after 8 years it's apparent that nothing dampers the spirit that makes this celebration of Joey's life and legacy one of the greatest events in NYC every May 19th. In fact, THE PARTY STARTS NOW with a special guest appearance of MANITOBA'S WILD KINGDOM featuring Handsome Dick Manitoba, Andy Shernoff, Ross The Boss, and JP Thunderbolt of THE DICTATORS; the singer of one of Joey's all time favorite girl groups MARY WEISS of the legendary SHANGRI LA'S performing her hits Leader Of The Pack and Give Him A Great Big Kiss; singer/guitarist RICHARD LLOYD of TELEVISION with his new band the SmuftyDogs, JESSE MALIN; CHEETAH CHROME; WALTER LURE; former PLASMATIC and Ramones producer/collaborator JEAN BEAUVOIR, from The UNDEAD ex- MISFIT BOBBY STEELE; AL MADDY; IVAN JULIAN; MC's LITTLE STEVEN VAN ZANDT and MATT PINFIELD; plus LES Stitches; Semi Precious Weapons; Local H; The Independents; Charm School; and Rachel Newman. All that and more. You don't want to miss this. [] (thx J)
Tickets are on sale.



Comments (19)

Pheeeww....I'm glad I did not buy tix to this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 9:04 AM

These shows are always a ton of fun, but could be better organized. The first one was amazing.

I am mad at Handsome Dick though. How can a man that wrote "Avenue A" support the yuppie fashion store in the old CBGB. Not saying CBGB should have stayed, just disagreeing with the cultural parasite Vrastoasasas.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 9:05 AM

smufty dogs or the sufi monkeys?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 9:32 AM

D. Manitoba < Caribou

Handsome D. Manitoba = bum

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 9:41 AM

ewwww! lol the ramoans were so dumb. why would brooklyn vegan even mention them? there music was boring and ugly!

Posted by ***jAcKiE~g*** | May 5, 2008 9:59 AM

hdm > caribou, but the name dispute was stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 10:14 AM

wow! lol-ing at the "ramoans"? now I know who to go to for intellectual music criticism. thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 10:23 AM

Joey's b-day party is for his friends, not for stupid little indie morons like you retards who would still be living in Ohio and listening to ELP or Styx if not for him.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 10:40 AM

"hdm > caribou"

You can't even compare the two. HDM owns Caribou.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 10:44 AM

This lineup's kind of cool, adding L.E.S. Stitches is a nice surprise, I might check it out.

Posted by Lars | May 5, 2008 11:05 AM

dang! someone dropped a Styx bomb! don't tase us, bro!

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 11:14 AM

what the, no strokes? How are they going to trick people into going this year?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 1:12 PM

gawd bless joey ramone

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 2:17 PM

I thought the Strokes were great at the bday party a couple of years ago. I'm not a fan, but they did a good job.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 2:26 PM

Semi Precious Weapons! Amazing. Some young NYC blood mixed into the party.

Posted by Kris | May 5, 2008 7:17 PM

Anybody have any idea what time Manitoba's Wild Kingdom would hit the stage and how long their set would be based on past events? I try to never pass up a chance to see The Dictators (which is basically what this is), but this show is a Monday night and I have to wake up at 5:30 am for work, so I don't know if I want to hang around until 1:00am to hear them play for 20 minutes and be done with it. Is it reasonable to expect a 60 minute or so set that starts before midnight?

I sound like such a pussy.

Posted by BK | May 5, 2008 10:31 PM

Big Pussy:

I doubt they'll play for anywhere near an hour -- maybe 40 minutes -- but I would expect them to start before midnight. There are lots of things on the bill, but most acts only do two or three songs, and they usually move this thing along pretty well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 2:10 PM

Word is that MWK are going to do three or four songs and come on around 10:30. Anyone know anything else about a schedule?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2008 2:49 PM

Oh WOW the "ramoans"??? Fucking idiot. I bet you listen to Paramore like a little teeny bopper too. I TOTTTTALLLY trust YOUR idiotic opinions.
Oh, and a little pointer you shouk maybe use the next time you type something, smart one.
There = location. So typing "there music" probably means we should send you back to the 2nd grade.

Posted by Blehblehbleh | December 20, 2009 1:59 PM

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