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The Ramones' 40th anniversary as a band will be celebrated in NYC this weekend. A press release reads...

This Saturday, August 16th, marks the 40th Anniversary of the day The Ramones took the stage at CBGB for their first performance ever.

To commemorate this historic date, Tim Hayes, founder of the CBGB Music & Film Festival, will host a public 40th Anniversary remembrance and salute to Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the Ramones who passed away on July 11th, 2014.

Friends, family and fans will come together to pay tribute to Tommy, and the legendary American Rock Band at Bowery Electric. The evening will feature performances and speeches from those closest to The Ramones and attendance by prominent figures of the early New York City punk scene.


· Bob Gruen - photographer of some of their most iconic and famous photos

· Danny Fields - former manager of The Ramones

· Monte A. Melnick - Ramones tour manager & author of On the Road with The Ramones

· Seymour Stein - Co-Chairman, Sire Records

· Spencer Drate - designer of many of their album covers


· The Martinets - members include Daniel Rey, The Ramones Producer

· Jimmy Gestapo - Murphy's Law

The event happens at The Bowery Electric at 7 PM.

In other Ramones news, CJ Ramone, who played bass in the Ramones from 1989 to 1996, has signed to Fat Wreck Chords who will release his new single on September 30 with a full length titled Last Chance To Dance to follow. He was joined by other punk rock royalty to record it too: like on his 2012 solo debut, his band includes Adolescents members Dan Root and Steve Soto and Social Distortion member David Hidalgo Jr. Plus, the single's b-side is a cover of Black Flag's "Rise Above" which features former Black Flag member and current Misfits member Dez Cadena on guitar and backing vocals. The a-side is an original song, "Understand Me?" which is streaming below. CJ is also touring Brazil later this month into September. All of those dates are listed below as well.

In more Ramones news, Richie Ramone, the band's drummer from 1983-1987, will join The Queers at their NYC show happening October 3 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. You can watch a video of Richie joining The Queers at their show at The Roxy this past July for the Ramones classic "I Just Want to Have Something to Do" and others, below.


The Queers with Richie Ramone at The Roxy - July, 2014

CJ Ramone - "Understand Me?"

CJ Ramone -- 2014 Tour Dates
08/26/14 São Paulo, Brazil Hangar 110
08/27/14 Nova Odessa, Brazil NoCanto Bar
08/28/14 Goiânia, Brazil Bolshoi Pub
08/29/14 Santos, Brazil Tribal Club
08/30/14 Uberlândia, Brazil London Pub
08/31/14 Brasília, Brazil Festival Porão do Rock
09/02/14 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Teatro Odisseia
09/03/14 Curitiba , Brazil Espaço Cult
09/04/14 Florianópolis, Brazil John Bull Lagoa
09/05/14 Novo Hamburgo, Brazil Rock Show
09/06/14 Caxias, Brazil Cond Show Bar
09/07/14 Porto Alegre, Brazil Opinião



Comments (36)

I never really liked the ramones
It was always radio friendly punk that the high school football team could listen to to pretend they weren't preppy douch bags

By the mud 80s they sold out , made a ridiculous movie ( rock and roll high school ) made crappier records etc etc

To me they were everything I didn't like about punk and hardcore
I'm n

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:25 PM

Worst band
Marketable shtick

Radio friendly

I just never liked any of their music

I guess I don't get it
I didn't go to cbgb in 1975

They are all dead anyway so who cares
Bunch of junkies

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:27 PM

1-2-3-4 decades later.

Posted by martyn earplug | August 14, 2014 4:30 PM

CJ Ramone...punk rock royalty...hahahahahaha. Change your name bro, you were a hired gun and your employers have left this dimension.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:37 PM

My daddy Barack called me into his room last night and made me lick his purple balls

Posted by Sasha obama | August 14, 2014 4:44 PM

Hey 4:25pm, Do your homework:

"It was always radio friendly punk that the high school football team could listen to to pretend they weren't preppy douch bags."

When the Ramones started in the mid-seventies their music wasn't radio friendly among the Bostons and Foreigners of the world. So many bands ripped off their sound and made it mainstream that you missed the fact they started it all. Not too many bands can say they inspired the Sex Pistols and the Clash to kickstart the English punk scene. Blink 182 and Green Day completely ripped the Ramones off.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:44 PM

4:27 Almost rises to the level of haiku, composed by a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 5:21 PM

4:25-27pm = Bartedge rambling again


Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 7:25 PM

Learn all about the Ramones in the book;
Throughout the remarkable twenty-two-year career of the Ramones the seminal punk rock band, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, Recording Academy Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners and inductees into The Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, Monte A. Melnick saw it all. He was the band’s tour manager from their 1974 CBGB debut to their final show in 1996. Now, in this NEW UPDATED EDITION he tells his story. Full of insider perspectives and exclusive interviews and packed with over 250 personal color photos and images; this is a must-have for all fans of the Ramones.

Posted by Road Cat | August 14, 2014 7:29 PM

George w bush > the ramones

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 8:19 PM

The ramones were safe punk rock for the masses
And suburban jocks

Their music was horrible Joey could not sing
And dee dee was a heroin junkie

The New York dolls were way better the dead boys blew them off stage

They sold out by the early 80s
You could see their records for sale next to
Van halen or 38 special

The music was terrible
I'm not sure why they get the props they do

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 8:24 PM

The ramones couldn't lick the toilet water off of lynard skynard balls

Posted by Bartedge | August 14, 2014 8:26 PM

8:24 - I think you meant the Dead Boys blew them on the stage. Now you know why they wrote "Caught With the Meat in Your Mouth."

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 9:26 PM

The ramones aren't worthy enough to suck the cum stains off
Off David Lee Roths underwear

Posted by Bartedge | August 14, 2014 10:00 PM

I got AIDS

And they hurt

Posted by Brain Cruz | August 14, 2014 10:02 PM

10:00 - is anyone, really?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:05 PM

8:24, You need to dig a little deeper than looking up punk rock on Wikipedia. The Ramones never sold any records and speaking of junkies, did you ever hear of Johnny Thunders? Probably not. I rest my case.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:27 PM

10:23 - A fish crawling up onto land paved the way for you. What a shitty legacy.

Posted by TheTeenageOldman | August 14, 2014 10:42 PM

anybody that doesn't like the Ramones is an idiot plain and simple...

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:42 PM

wow, to not be able to comprehend or understand the historical significance of what the Ramones were trying to do during their time and what they eventually succeeded in accomplishing shows an astounding lack of knowledge or intelligence. Their influence and legacy is so far reaching you have to be a real music history moron or just a contrarian troll to not be able to acknowledge it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:46 PM

Suburban jocks never listened to the Ramones. The Ramones were never played on the radio during their lifetime. There was nothing mainstream or commercial about them in any way when they were alive.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:48 PM

Ramones kickstarted the entire UK Punk scene. Every UK and US band of the original punk era cites them as a key influence. It's well documented via interviews with all the major players in the first wave of important punk bands. Go watch some of them, then report back here to class.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:51 PM

isn't their another 40th anniversary Ramones thing at Bowery Electric next month? also???

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:51 PM

The ramones sucked

Only jocks and assholes liked them in high school

They sucked
End of story

Posted by Bartedge | August 15, 2014 12:37 AM

If that's really the case, then they should be your favorite band of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 1:45 AM

No Cassie Ramone? Dee Dee Dum Dum? GRIMES Ramone?

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 2:07 AM

Lol bartedge always sucks
Nobody ever liked her in high school

Boring troll zzzzzz
End of story lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 9:56 AM

He reminds us yet again, that the only viable goals for music and art are financial, and if those goals aren't met, it can only mean failure.

"Ramones never topped the charts. They sucked. Take it to Gawker and cry with Obama."

-Jersey Republican

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 10:59 AM

D paved the way for Bartedge. Much like rock bands and their progeny, D was way more entertaining.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 11:00 AM

RIP to the (hero) Republican, Johnny Ramone.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 11:15 AM

^ be patient with this clown, it takes a long time for news to get to Iowa

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 11:20 AM

"I’ve been with the conservative Republicans since I was eleven years old." -Johnny Ramone

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 11:28 AM

Johnny was the brains behind The Ramones, every source validates that. No surprise that he was conservative.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 11:55 AM

1. Joey 2. Tommy 3. Markie 4. Johnny 5. Dee Dee 6. Richie

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 12:27 PM

In the post city unless you're mixologist friendly you stink.

The Wall Street guys get all the sweet poontang in the big town. Postiez are left with the pale city galz who shower every other day (to conserve water.)

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | August 15, 2014 12:38 PM

buckeye got his ass handed to him in another thread. shocker.

and PUHleze, Johnny was The Ramones.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 12:39 PM

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