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On Sunday, April 15, Joey Ramone died of cancer, and the rock world went into spasms of mourning. Rock 'n' roll probably would have survived the last 25 years without Joey Ramone's band, but it wouldn't have been half as much fun, fast or liberating....
Los Angeles Times staff writerJohnny Ramone, the guitarist whose bursts of primitive punk energy helped the Ramones go from an obscure New York band to a reshaping force in rock 'n' roll, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55. Ramone, born John Cummings but known by...
TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTER3 stars (out of 4) Last week, Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone died after a five-year battle with prostate cancer--marking the third of four original members who passed away during or just after filming the band's definitive documentary, "End of the...
STAFF WRITERIf the Democratic mayoral primary were "American Idol," City Council Speaker Gifford Miller might be leading in the polls today. At a St. Patrick's celebration Tuesday in Queens, a spectator said, Miller "had them crazy" -- in a good way -- as he sang...
Times Staff WriterRock groups are notoriously like dysfunctional families, but even when you factor in Tolstoy's famous remark that "every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," the story of the Ramones stands out. Unexpectedly influential but forever the bridesmaid...
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