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Joey Ramone's 7th Annual Birthday Bash

posted by High Voltage Staff | Thursday, May 10, 2007 | 1:10 PM
Celebrating what would have been the 56th birthday of punk-icon JOEY RAMONE, details for the yearly JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH have now been announced. The 7th annual Bash will take place Saturday, May 19th at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Mickey Leigh - event organizer and brother of Joey Ramone - announced today that in addition to a full roster of superstar artists, the evening will include a full set by rock and roll legends The New York Dolls.

This year’s celebration also includes the world debut of Slinky Vagabond, a new band featuring the combined talents of former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Blondie’s Clem Burke, David Bowie touring band member Earl Slick and Keanan Duffty. Retro-1960’s garage band The Chesterfield Kings and NYC punk-rockers The Bullys are also featured in the line-up. This year’s event will be MC’d by Little Steven Van Zandt and Matt Pinfield.

The evening will conclude with The Friends of Joey All-Star Jam featuring rare live appearances by original drummer Tommy Ramone and the first reemergence of Elvis Ramone, since he left the band in 1987. Joining them on stage will be Queercore inspiration and punk rock pioneer Jayne County, Walter Lure, The Dictators’ Andy Shernoff and J.P. “Thunderbolt” Patterson, Furious George’s George Tabb, Willie Nile, Richie Stotts of the Plasmatics, Al Maddy, Walt Stack, Tish & Snooky, longtime group producer “Fifth Ramone” Ed Stasium and Mickey Leigh. As always, Sean O’Sullivan's Punk Pipers will round out the night on the bagpipes. Additional unannounced surprise guests are expected to join in.

Visit joeyramone.com for more details!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the first reemergence of Elvis Ramone, since he left the band in 1987"

Funniest fucking sentence in years. Thanks for the laugh!

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. Clem Burke sucks.

10:51 PM  
Blogger High Voltage Staff said...

No problem!

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard that Richie Ramone refused to play because Ed Stasium talked shit about him for years and he didn't want to be on a stage with the guy. Also, was Ed Stasium even in a band? Heard he was lousy at the bash too.
Just a rumor but the retaliation from Mickey Lee, Linda Ramone and her manager Kevin Patrick was to tell Richie Ramone that he can't use the name Richie Ramone and has to tell the orchestras he is booked AS A SOLO ARTIST WITH in Pasadena Miami San Francisco London etc that they can't call him Richie Ramone.

When was the last time a DRUMMER was the featured artist for a symphony? You would think the Ramones Scrooges could take pride in the fact that THEIR DRUMMER (yep he didn't imagine it. He was in that band for FIVE YEARS)had achieved this. No wonder he won't have anything to do with these disappeared for two decades.

Fans drove from everywhere to see Richie Ramone at that b-day bash. They got Clem Burke and no apology. Nuff said.

1:21 AM  

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