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Ramones Turn 30

This sucker is sold out already, as the Ramones legend continues. With Joey and Dee Dee gone, and Johnny very ill with cancer, Tommy is the last original Ramone left standing, although Marky and CJ certainly put in their time. You can either cry or celebrate, so hey ho, let’s go:

    GABBA GABBA 30!

    THAT’S RIGHT THE RAMONES ARE TURNING 30 AND WE ARE THROWING A PARTY

    THE PLACE: THE AVALON THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA
    THE TIME: SEPTEMBER 12

    THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SAME PLACE (IT WAS CALLED THE PALACE THEN) WHERE THE RAMONES PERFORMED THE LAST SHOW IN THEIR 22 YEAR CAREER, WHICH NUMBERED 2,263 SHOWS.

    THE NIGHT WILL BE FULL OF MUSIC, FUN AND SURPRISES SINCE WE CANNOT TELL YOU THE NAMES OF SOME OF THE VERY SPECIAL GUESTS BANDS AND PERFORMERS

    PLUS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXHIBITION OF RAMONES MEMORABILIA, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE UP CLOSE JOEY’S BEAUTIFUL ROSE TINTED GLASSES OR THE ULTIMATE PUNK INSTRUMENT, JOHNNY’S WHITE MOSRITE IN ALL IT’S BATTLED TASTED GLORY,

    THAT AND RARE PHOTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL ITEMS AND MANY MORE COOL ITEMS. THE NIGHT WILL BEGIN WITH THE DICKIES, FOLLOWED BY TWO VERY SPECIAL UNMENTIONABLE BANDS

    TOMMY RAMONE WILL DELIVER A VERY SPECIAL MESSAGE, AND THEN TO TOP IT ALL, MARKY RAMONE AND CJ RAMONE WILL BE JOINED BY DANIEL REY AND A BUNCH OF GUEST STARS. JUST TAKE A LOOK EDDIE VEDDER, FLEA AND JOHN FRUSCIANTE FROM THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, BRETT GUREWITZ FROM BAD RELIGION, HENRY ROLLINS, TIM ARMSTRONG FROM RANCID.

    STEVE JONES OF SEX PISTOLS FAME, ROBERT CARMINE FROM ROONEY, (THEY PERFORMED HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW IN THE RAMONES TRIBUTE ALBUM WE’RE A HAPPY FAMILY) MARK HOPPUS FROM BLINK 182, DICKIE BARRETT FROM THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONS AND PETE YORN (WHO PERFORMED I WANNA BE YOUR BOYFRIEND IN THE RAMONES TRIBUTE ALBUM WE’RE A HAPPY FAMILY)

    THE CAST ISN’T COMPLETE YET, THERE’LL BE SURPRISES GALORE.
    GABBA GABBA 30 YEAH!

The concert will be filmed by director/producer Mandy Stein, daughter of Seymour Stein, the Sire Records founder who signed the Ramones. Stein told Reuters there were tentative plans for a similar bash in New York in early fall with a lineup including the Strokes.

For more Ramones-mania, Bill Sherman reviews Rock ‘N’ Roll High School here, the strange tale of the Ramones documentary, End of the Century, is here, I picked the Ramones in the top ten rock bands of all time here, Johno talks about Joey’s last recording here, review of Ramones is here and End of the Century here.

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