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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / http://ramones.kauhajoki.fi