Danny Fields describes the evolution of the crowd’s reaction to the Ramones: [It went] from "look at them. They can’t play. They’re terrible! They don’t know more than three notes…" to "they’re big. They’re famous. Everyone can get laid. Let’s start a band!"
The 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute will be at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on August 24. Details and tickets: http://www.bit.ly/JohnnyRamoneTribute
Johnny's friend Rob Zombie hosts a screening of his film, The Devil's Rejects, an all-star band will pay tribute to the Ramones, and Kirk Hammett will share his movie monster collection. Bring a picnic, blanket, drinks, and more, and celebrate!
"They cared about which bands opened their shows, and didn't pull the usual "star trip" on opening acts by screwing them on the PA and lights. For instance, early on they often took the Talking Heads on tour with them because they liked the band and wanted more people to get exposed to their music. Beastie Boys opened for them when they were still a bunch of 13-year-old punks called The Young and the Useless...And there are countless other bands who got a big break by sharing the stage with The Ramones for one of their first big gigs." John Holmstrom, Punk Magazine
“Well, we always wore those y'know. When we were kids it was just good to wear them. But now it seems to be kind of fashionable to wear them.” – Dee Dee Ramone on why the Ramones wore leather jackets, Interview with Catherine Guinness, socialite and then-Interview copy editor, July 1976