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The Ramones Albums From Worst To Best

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 i… More »

By: Brad Shoup / January 22, 2015

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

New York rock music publicist Danny Fields has been called "one of the godfathers of punk," and he's the subject of a new documentary called Danny Says, which director Brendan Toller hopes to screen at SXSW next year. As a recent New York Times piece puts it, he was he was "the man who… More »

By: James Rettig / December 30, 2014

Martin Scorsese Attached To Ramones Biopic

The 40th anniversary of the Ramones' debut album is coming up in 2016 and the estate that controls the band's image has a lot in the works. In an interview with Billboard, Ramones estate co-manager Jeff Jampol shed some light on new plans that they have coming up. Most exciting is a fictional film… More »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014

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 less went to war with Harvest, his label, first claiming he'd been dropped from the label and then writing an online screed about everything that, from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014

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 Poindexter for "Hot Hot Hot" and last night Marky Ramone took the stage. He was on the drums for "I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement" and… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014

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 long fight with bile duct cancer, according to the Ramones' Facebook page. He was 65. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 12, 2014

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 with New York rocker Jesse Malin to cover the iconic punk song at The Light Of Day benefit show to support the fight against Parkinson's disease. The Boss is fresh… More »

By: James Rettig / January 20, 2014

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' iconic logo (above), Arturo Vega was the band's graphic designer, creating their album art and stage designs over the years. He was also a very close friend of the band. More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 9, 2013

The 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs

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 »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / December 21, 2012

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 pretty faithful to the original. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 14, 2012

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

Reunited D.C. twee-core pioneers Black Tambourine will soon release OneTwoThreeFour, their EP of Ramones covers; we recently posted their take on What's Your Game." Another of the songs the band takes on on the EP is the heartsick Leave Home basher "I Remember You," and the Brooklyn trio Violens have mutated Black Tambourine'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2012

The Simpsons‘ 10 Greatest Rock Moments

With the 500th episode of The Simpsons airing last Sunday, the last few weeks have been a celebration of everything Simpsons, where all your favorite pundits and prognosticators have combed through the show's venerable timeline to select their favorite gags, cameos, characters and episodes. And, we, like them, desire to reside withi… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 23, 2012

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, they'll release OneTwoThreeFour, an EP of Ramones covers. And below, we've got one of the EP's tracks: The band's blissy, fuzzed-out take on "What's Your Game," a sweetly spiky… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2012

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 a couple of nights ago at Bowery Electric to rip through a cover of the Replacements' "Bastards Of Young." This performance was the grand finale of the NYC premiere… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 18, 2011

Watch Bradford Cox Become Joey Ramone

At a Black Lips show in Conley, Georgia over the weekend, Deerhunter/Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox came to the stage dressed as another famously tall and gawky frontman, Joey Ramone. Cox, in a black wig and a black leather jacket, joined the Black Lips as they covered Bobby Freeman's "Do You Wanna Dance" the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2011

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes. I did some research,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011

Fucked Up And Moby Cover The Ramones

There's bound to be more clips surfacing from Fucked Up's free 12-hour show at the Rogan Store (330 Bowery, NYC) yesterday (10/14), but seems like video of the Toronto-based bathroom re-designers doing a cover of "Blitzkrieg Bop" with Moby on guest guitar/vocals is as good a place as any to start. (Other guest… More »

By: brandon / October 15, 2008

Video Hangover: Artists United Against Apartheid – “Sun City”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks 'em down for you. This week: a young Silvio Dante and friends fight the power -- and win. More »

By: Stereogum / October 2, 2007

Gimme Gimme Shoe Treatment

Since we checked in with the licensing activity over at the Cobain estate earlier today, thought we'd take a look at what's been going on in other rock legend intellectual property news. But unlike, say, mini-flask key chains, the Ramones' latest namebrand-lending falls in line with what's shaping up to be a grand tradition:… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2007

Tears In Heaven

This is news-y not only 'cause it's yet another posthumous appropriation of Kurt's likeness for corporate ends, but also 'cause Courtney had nothing to do with it. Shocking, yes. Reader Joe delivers the news about Doc Martens UK campaign to promote the durability and rocker appeal of their boots (see they even survive transubstantiation!). Here'… More »

By: Stereogum / May 23, 2007
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