RAMONES SOUNDTRACK

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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