New book: Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives


Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives, honors the Ramones legacy, and


features many unreleased stories and photos.


Finnish journalist and Ramones webmaster Jari-Pekka Laitio Ramone?s


latest Ramones book entitled Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives is the


result of nearly 5 years worth of work. It is full of poignant stories


that reflect what Joey Ramone (RIP 2001), Dee Dee Ramone (RIP 2002),


Johnny Ramone (RIP 2004), as well as the rest of the Ramones family


have impacted their fans worldwide.


Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives has interviews and text written by 90


contributors and has 224 pages, and 295 photos/drawings. This book


brings together the Ramones family as never before, there are


interviews by every surviving Ramones member: Ramones drummers (Tommy


Ramone, Marky Ramone, and Richie Ramone), bassist CJ Ramone, and


Johnny Ramone's wife Linda Cummings. The introduction is written by


Tommy Ramone.


Reluctant to offer fans stories which have been relayed thousands of


times before, Jari-Pekka provides new information about the band. His


focus is on the Ramones impact on the history of Rock N'Roll.


This work is best described as a tribute book. Other Ramones


publications have dwelt too much on the fights, problems and other


negative aspects of the Ramones musical legacy. Lacking are the


positive stories that are integral to the Ramones history. Jari-Pekka


offers candid and positive opinions and stories from people who were


influenced musically and inspired by the Ramones.


Contributors to Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives include Seymour Stein


(founder of Sire Records), Hilly Kristal (founder of the CBGB's club),


Rodney Bingenheimer (radioDJ/ KROQ-FM) and Maria Montoya-Kaye, Walter


Lure (Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Waldos), Wayne Kramer


(MC5/DKT), Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), Glen Kolotkin (producer),


Noah "Noki" Citrin (an important friend to Joey Ramone in the 60's),


and Bam Margera (Jackass).


Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives also features stories and


recollections from all kinds of musicians, including Punk Legends and


pioneers such as Dez Cadena (Misfits, Black Flag, DC3), Henry Rollins


(Black Flag, Rollins Band), Charlie Harper (UK Subs), Glen Matlock


(Sex Pistols, The Philistines), and Vinny Stigma, and Roger Miret


(Agnostic Front).


Other Punk and Rock'n'Roll bands contributing are: Rob Wright


(NoMeansNo and The Hanson Brothers), Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Kenny


Håkansson, Nick Royale, and Robban Eriksson (The Hellacopters), Bela


B. (solo artist, Die Ärzte), Bumblefoot (Guns N'Roses), Happy-Tom and


Euroboy (Turbonegro), Johan Blomqvist (Backyard Babies), and Tom


Wisniewski (MxPx).


Also included are several Heavy Metalists recalling their reverence


and love for the Ramones. Among them are Frank Watkins (Obituary and


Gorgoroth), Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth, Bloodbath), Phil Campbell


(Motörhead), Jon Larsen (Volbeat), Miland "Mille" Petrozza (Kreator),


and Ricky Warwick (solo artist, Almighty).


Jari-Pekka has been dedicated to running the biggest and most updated


Ramones homepage since 1995 (http://ramones.kauhajoki.fi), and has


authored the books, Heaven Needed A Lead Singer: Fans Remember Joey


Ramone (2002), and Rock In Peace: Dee Dee And Joey Ramone (2004).


?I am happy to get the chance to show Ramones fans lots of unreleased


photos and drawings prepared exclusively for this book? Jari-Pekka


Laitio Ramone states. This book has never-before-released photos and


drawings by people like Jenny Lens, George DuBose, and Bobby London.


More information: http://kauhajokinyt.fi/~jplaitio/kolmoskirja.html


Interviews/ orders: jplaitio@kauhajoki.fi / http://ramones.kauhajoki.fi



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