We can’t wait to see this…
CBGB, starring Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene and Joel David Moore, opens in theaters Friday, October 11. The drama takes a look at the 70s punk rock scene and the CBGB club in New York City.
The first track from Joey Ramone’s upcoming solo album, …Ya know?, hit the web Friday.
The posthumous record titled “Rock ‘N Roll is the Answer” was unveiled at spinner.com and is due in stores on April 21. The track is a nod to 80s AC/DC-era arena rock, a style never embraced by the Ramones.
…Ya Know? will feature 15 tracks of B-sides and demos assembled by Joey’s brother Mickey Leigh and producer Ed Stadium.
Among the guest stars appearing on the record are Joan Jett, Steven van Zandt, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye.
Joey Ramone died in 2001 of lymphoma cancer.
Punk pioneers the Ramones were presented a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s award ceremony. John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar vocalist) accepted on behalf of Dee Dee Ramone while Johnny Ramone’s wife Linda accepted for her husband, who formed the band that launched punk rock over 35 years ago out of New York City. Cafiero also manages the estates of Johnny, Dee Dee Ramone and the Ramones in general.
Mickey Leigh accepted on behalf of his brother, Joey Ramone, while the band’s original drummer and sole survivor, Tommy Ramone, was on hand to accept the award presented on behalf of himself and his bandmates.
“He was a musical mad scientist, an outsider and a tortured genius,” said Cafiero of Dee Dee Ramone, whom he cited as the most influential punk rock bassist of all-time.
Cafiero closed with a quote from Dee Dee himself – “ ‘Good Bunnies get the carrots’.”