Tagged: Ramones


R.I.P. Tommy Ramone

Tommy Ramone, the final surviving founding member of The Ramones, has passed away aged 65 at his home in Queens, the official Ramones Twitter account announced this weekend. Variety report that the drummer recently received … read more »

POSTED July 13, 2014 6:14AM IN MUSIC NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,

The Tripwire: On The Vaccines, The Modern Hype Machine and The Beauty of the Three Minute Pop Song

Woe are the perils of the buzz band in this era of the internet hype machine. The Vaccines have been a fully formed band for less than a year. They made their U.S. debut just … read more »

POSTED February 28, 2011 6:00PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

Tripwire Video Premiere: The Ramones' "I Want You Around"

There’s a lot to cover here. First of all, how come my record player doesn’t do this?! Listen Joe, if you’re going to serenade Riff Randell then you might as well serenade every lonely stoner … read more »

POSTED December 10, 2009 11:25AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

I Slept With Joey Ramone in a Movie Theater

Critics were lukewarm on its merits. read more »

POSTED October 2, 2009 3:00PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Greatest Song At This Moment – The Ramones "Smash You"

I’m not gonna solve all the Ramones’ problems, in music or otherwise. But I can’t help lamenting the fact that “Smash You” — representing such a higher-than-normal high for one of the greatest bands to walk the Earth — is underrepresented. read more »

POSTED June 1, 2009 1:59PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

We Came In Peace

Reminiscent of those old Hammer Studios horror flicks from the 1950s and 1960s, add to that the creepy Jim Diamond of Detroit garage gods The Dirt Bombs-production, and Peace, though ironically named, could easily be its soundtrack. read more »

POSTED May 22, 2009 11:38AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

Tommy Ramone, Handsome Dick, Lenny Kaye And Chris Stein = Loud Fast Jews!

Like Sandy Koufax to baseball, these four Jewish punk rock fathers will give you a better appreciation of the impact they had on their craft. And just think, if they can still be considered “chosen ones,” then there’s hope for all of us. read more »

POSTED May 19, 2009 11:50AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

Celebrating Joey Ramone's Birthday; Tell Your Story Today, Go To The Party Tomorrow

There are few people who helped transform the New York City punk scene more than Joey Ramone. Even if only as an icon of New York in the late 70s, Joey helped define a generation of punks as well as a certain country and bluegrass club. So as we approach what would’ve been his 58th birthday tomorrow [May 19], it only makes sense that said bluegrass club — CBGB’s — would be hosting an online chat, featuring family and friends remembering the late Ramones frontman, today. read more »

POSTED May 18, 2009 11:06AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

Insound Re-Issues Out-Of-Print Ramones And Replacement 7", More To Come

Our favorite online music store, Insound made a great announcement today. The indie music retailer has said that they will be bringing back out-of-print, post-punk and indie 7″ singles for users to purchase, and what better way to kick off the new initiative than to have The Ramones, California Sun EP, and The Replacements, I’ll Be You, as the two premiere re-issues? read more »

POSTED April 23, 2009 9:09AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Will Metallica’s Induction Into The Rock Hall Of Fame Open Doors For Other Metal Acts?

Metallica‘s inclusion, though absolutely deserving in every conceivable way, poses a wider question to my ever curious mind: Will the inclusion of now two “metal” acts, (Black Sabbath being the other) clear the way for other metal and proto-metal acts? read more »

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