Joey Ramones was born on May 19,1951 and his birthday bash has become legendary. A fitting tribute held more in celebration than in homage. This year theyre calling it a ‘more intimate venue’ but could it really be that they simply cannot fill a bigger room anymore? Has Joey lost his cool cred?
Sponsored by Joeys brother Mickey Leigh, who seems to be living quite well on his brothers name, had the following to say
“There is never a shortage of reasons to celebrate the birthday and life of my brother, and never hard to find a theme every year, either.
“This year the theme is more obvious than in all the years prior. Being that The Ramones were born in 1974, this year we’ll be celebrating not only the birthday of Jeff Hyman, we’ll be celebrating the birth of Joey Ramone, as well.” –
This years event will be held at the Bowery Electric at the corner of Bowery and Joey Ramone Place- just a stones throw from where the oritingal CBGBs stood.
The Joey Ramone Tribute Band featuring Cheetah Chrome, Glen Matlock, Sic F*cks, George Tabb, Mickey Leigh and additional surprise guests will be headlining the show.
The event will also feature performances from Andy Shernoff, David Peel, The A-Bones, Heap, Gobsh*tes, The Independents (a group Joey managed), and The Bullys. Sean O’Sullivan’s Punk Pipers will once again be the closing act for the celebration.
Organizers also announced that John Holmstrom, Stig Stench, Monte Melnick, and Peter Aschner will all act as Masters of Ceremony for the event.
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Thank you readers, thank you Alanis, thank you, thank you, karma.
a weekend of stardust-spangled grandeur
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