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It was the winter of 1978/’79 in Los Angeles — that is to say, not much of a winter at all. The Last were holed up in a studio with John Harrison, Hawkwind’s founding bassist. The band had just made the jump from self-financing to Bomp! Records, and under Harrison’s direction, they were hashing out… More »

If everyone who ever bought a Ramones shirt bought a Ramones album, they’d be as big as fucking Aerosmith by now. But then, how many Aerosmith shirts do you see at shows? The glamour of cultdom was lost on the Ramones; they didn’t care about the margins. They wanted to be your Beatles. And in… More »

Whether you experience Christmas as a spiritual curative or a wretched crucible likely depends upon your capacity to enjoy the Yuletide season’s truly disassociate spirit of insanity. Most of us may consider ourselves largely inured at this point to the curiously redundant recurring color schemes, the unnaturally oppressive nighttime lighting and deeply strange rituals, the… More »

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Tom Breihan | October 12, 2015 - 11:33 am

Watch Tacocat Cover The Ramones’ “I Can’t Make It On Time”

Tacocat have been covering the Ramones' End Of The Century track "I Can't Make It On Time" live since last year, but the Seattle band…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Listen To Lou Reed React To Hearing The Ramones For The First Time

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James Rettig | December 30, 2014 - 9:21 am

Martin Scorsese Attached To Ramones Biopic

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James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 10:41 pm

Harvest Says It Took Morrissey’s Album Off Digital Services At His Request

Earlier this month, after his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business had only been out for a few weeks, Morrissey more or…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover The Ramones With Marky Ramone In Brooklyn

Arcade Fire is still ignoring our suggestions for who they should cover at their Brooklyn shows this weekend -- on Friday they brought out Buster…
James Rettig | August 24, 2014 - 2:28 pm

R.I.P. Tommy Ramone

This one hurts. Tommy Ramone, original drummer for the Ramones and the band's last surviving original member, died yesterday at home in Queens, after a…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2014 - 9:45 am

Watch Springsteen Cover The Ramones In Asbury Park

Bruce Springsteen played his home state on Saturday and paid tribute to Joey Ramone by covering "Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio?" He teamed…
James Rettig | January 20, 2014 - 11:48 am

R.I.P. Arturo Vega

Arturo Vega, who was the Ramones’ artistic director for over 22 years, passed away on Saturday at age 65. In addition to designing the Ramones’…
Liz Pelly | June 9, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Ceremony – “I Don’t Wanna Be Learned/I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed” (Ramones Cover)

Here's a newly recorded cover of the Ramones' "I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed" by California ragers Ceremony, a roaring track that's…
Corban Goble | June 14, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Black Tambourine – “I Remember You” (Violens Remix)

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Tom Breihan | April 4, 2012 - 11:22 am

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Corban Goble | February 23, 2012 - 12:02 pm

Black Tambourine Cover The Ramones

The D.C.-area early-'90s twee-pop originators Black Tambourine are back together and ready to release their first new record since breaking up in 1991. In May,…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Watch Patrick Stickles, Craig Finn, Tommy Ramone Cover “Bastards Of Young”

The all-star tandem of Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn, and Tommy Ramone (along with Jesse Malin and Dave Hause) got together…
Corban Goble | November 18, 2011 - 9:00 am

Watch Bradford Cox Become Joey Ramone

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Tom Breihan | September 13, 2011 - 9:03 am

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Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Fucked Up And Moby Cover The Ramones

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brandon | October 15, 2008 - 10:57 am