Ramones were one of the most influential bands to come out of New York City's growing punk scene in the mid-'70s. Thing is, they never really considered themselves punks; their main influences were garage rock, girl groups and AM radio hits of the '60s. They loved surf music and songs that clocked in at less than two and a half minutes. And even though they never sold a ton of records, they influenced generations of rock 'n' roll kids who heard them. Sadly, the group's four original members (Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy) have all died. But their legacy remains in three-chord guitar music played by indie, rock and metal bands.
40 Years Ago: Johnny Ramone Nearly Dies in a Street Fight
Guitarist suffered a skull fracture and needed emergency surgery.
Seymour Stein, Music Executive Who Signed the Ramones, Dead at 80
Talking Heads, Depeche Mode and Madonna were some of his many other notable acts.
Joey Ramone’s Publishing Rights Sold for $10 Million
Late singer’s brother says deal will “never compromise his credibility.”
Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Cover Ramones’ ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’
Duo covers the punk rock classic for their second installment of the 2021 "Hanukkah Sessions."
Pete Davidson to Star as Joey Ramone in Netflix Biopic
'I Slept With Joey Ramone' is based on 2010 memoir of the same name by late singer's brother.
Ramones ‘It’s Alive’ Reissued With Three Additional Concerts
Previously unreleased version of “Blitzkrieg Bop” is launched from six-disc collection.
The Confusing History of the Ramones’ Horror Song ‘Pet Sematary'
Inaccuracies surround the making of one of the band’s biggest hits.
Listen to Ramones' 'Why Is It Always This Way?' Demo: Premiere
Ramones fans need to wait only a couple more weeks before the 40th-anniversary reissue of the band's 'Rocket to Russia' LP arrives in stores.
Listen to a Rough Mix of the Ramones’ ‘Cretin Hop’
Early version appears on 40th anniversary edition of ‘Rocket to Russia’