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.
Ramones' Debut to Receive Deluxe 40th Anniversary Reissue
The Ramones' landmark 1976 debut will return to stores later this year with a remastered and expanded edition issued in honor of the album's 40th anniversary.
When the Ramones Began Recording Their Influential Debut Album
They sounded like everybody – and nobody – else.
When the Ramones Took a Side Trip on 'End of the Century'
It was more like the end of their old sound.
Why the Ramones Couldn't Break Through With 'Rocket to Russia'
They streamlined their sound to deliver a more defined one-two punch, but to no avail.
Ramones, 'Rockaway Beach' vs. Mungo Jerry, 'In the Summertime': Greatest Summer Song Battle
Ramones' 'Rockaway Beach' faces off against Mungo Jerry's 'In the Summertime' in Ultimate Classic Rock's Greatest Summer Song battle.
When the Ramones Bid Fans Farewell With 'Adios Amigos!'
Rock 'n' roll lost one of its greatest bands in the mid-'90s.
Watch the Ramones Tear Through Their First European TV Appearance: Exclusive Preview
Fans will soon get to see the Ramones in all their primal glory on a new vinyl and DVD set that includes their first-ever European TV performance.
David Coverdale and Marky Ramone to Guest on 'That Metal Show'
The next episode of 'That Metal Show' will feature guest appearances by David Coverdale and Marky Ramone, along with hip-hop star Daryl "DMC" McDaniels and others.