What do the Ramones, Lady Gaga and Axl Rose have in common?
... Lady gaga loves it. Axl Rose has several types of it on his rider. Marky, the last remaining member of the Ramones
, is so into it he set-up his own company to sell the stuff. What is 'it' I hear you ask? The answer of course is Pasta! Axl Rose's rider has a lengthy list of pastas: angel hair pasta, pasta primavera and fettucini alfredos. Gaga said in a recent radio interview, "I love eating pasta.. I'm a New York Italian girl!" Marky Ramone who concocted the recipe with his grandfather said, "It always thrilled me to see him, my grandpa, cook. I had always wanted to do it and so I went for the opportunity. It was new and I like doing new things. I tested the water first and people really like it, so I'm saying 'hey, if you want more you can have it!". The next time any of these 3 legends are in London, we strongly recommend they check out www.delicatezza.co.uk ' they make the best fresh pasta and sauces for home (or should that be stadium?) delivery! Have Your Say Stay updated with your free Music News daily newsletter. Subscribe here now! What do the Ramones
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The Ramones Box Set Coming Soon
... (hennemusic) The Ramones
will release "Ramones: The Sire Years (1976-1981)", a new 6-disc box set that will feature the band's first six studio albums, on October 29. The set includes the band's 1976 eponymous debut, "Leave Home" (1977), "Rocket To Russia" (1977), "Road To Ruin" (1978), "End Of The Century" (1980), and "Pleasant Dreams" (1981), each presented with their original running order and artwork. Their 1976 debut album, "Ramones" contains 14 tracks--including classics like 'Blitzkrieg Bop', 'Beat On The Brat', 'Judy Is A Punk' and 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend'. more on this story hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. The Ramones
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Quick Hits: Panic! At The Disco, The Ramones, Amnesty International benefit concerts, Broken Bells
... Springsteen, Sting, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. The release celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Human Rights Now concert that played five continents in 1988, and it offers almost 17 hours of live footage, interviews and more.James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse have reconvened for a new album under their Broken Bells moniker. The new record, called After the Disco, is due in January, and the pair has released an album teaser video. Check it out below: Quick Hits: Panic! At The Disco, The Ramones
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Joey Ramone (Jeffry Hyman) (vocals)
Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) (guitar)
Dee Dee Ramone (Doug Colvin) (bass) 1976-1989
Tommy Ramone (Tom Erdelyi) (drums) 1976-1978
Marky Ramone (Marc Bell) (drums) 1978-
CJ Ramone (Chris Ward) (bass) 1989-
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Most of their songs are about 2 minutes long - partly because they didn't do guitar solos. In concert, when a song ended, they did a 1,2,3,4 count-in and went right into the next one.
Joey Ramone died of lymphatic cancer in 2001. He was 49.
They were one of the first successful and influential Punk Rock bands. They were regulars at the club CBGB's in New York City. CBGB stands for Country, Bluegrass, Blues.
In 1979, they starred in the movie Rock And Roll High School. In the film, students try to get tickets to a Ramones show and end up taking over the school.
Joey was an avid online stock trader in the late '90s. He was a big fan of cable network CNBC, and wrote a song named after his favorite anchor, Maria Bartiromo. There were plans to have him sing it on her show, but he never recovered from his cancer.
In 2002, they became the first Punk band inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Some Punk bands that were eligible that year but did not get in include The Clash and The Sex Pistols.
When Joey Ramone died, the surviving members vowed to never perform together again.
Most, if not all of the Ramones' songs were hugely inspired by the '60s girl group The Ronettes. Joey Ramone even did a duet with Ronnie Spector for a solo album. (thanks, Jeff - Kendall Park, NJ)
Dee Dee died of a heroin overdose in 2002. Johnny Ramone died of prostate cancer in 2004.
They appeared on an episode of The Simpsons where they perform at Mr. Burns' birthday party. They sing Happy Birthday to him and afterwards, Mr. burns says to Smithers: "Have the Rolling Stones killed!" (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)
One of the reasons The Ramones ended was because Johnny said that he didn't want to be one of those bad old bands. He loved The Rolling Stones but said that in their older days, The Stones failed to play as they once did in a land filled with LSD and hippies. (thanks, Josh - Rockaway, NJ)
Marky Ramone was fired in 1983, shortly before completion of Subterranean Jungle album. He was replaced by Richie Ramone until 1987. Richie wanted T-shirt sales money, and Johnny refused. He was replaced for a few disastrous shows by Clem Burke of Blondie (as Elvis Ramone), before Marky rejoined. (thanks, Glen - Hollywood, CA)
In 1997 four species of trilobites were named after members of the band: Mackenziurus johnnyi, Mackenziurus joeyi, Mackenziurus deedeei, and Mackenziurus ceejayi.
When Joey died, The Misfits removed their own content from their website and replaced it with a picture of Joey. Social Distortion did likewise, displaying a photograph of Mike Ness and Joey Ramone as tribute. (thanks, Katie - NSW, Australia, for above 2)
When Dee Dee quit the band, he released a few rap albums under the name "Dee Dee King." He raped in German on one song. (thanks, Josh - Rockaway, NJ)
The band name came from Paul Ramon, which was a fake name Paul McCartney used. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Joey Ramone suffered from Marfan Syndrome, which results in elongated limbs. (thanks, Jordan - Brooklyn, NY)
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
Mac Powell of Third Day
The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.
Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?