As Andrew W.K. so perfectly pointed out in the beginning of our conference call with both himself and Ramones drummer Marky Ramone, we had created a "party line." During this unique conversation with punk rock's new dynamic duo, we spoke about everything concerning Marky Ramone's newest Blitzkrieg lineup, featuring Andrew W.K. on vocals.
The pairing of Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. may seem odd at first glance, but the duo teaming up to perform Ramones classics makes perfect sense. The Ramones make you wanna dance and Andrew W.K. makes you wanna party -- combine the two, and you've concocted a formula to create an unforgettable live experience.
Legendary Ramones drummer Marky Ramone and party rocker Andrew W.K. have been touring the world together this year for Marky's well-known 'Blitzkrieg' project. Having taken many forms throughout the years, Blitzkrieg's stint with Andrew W.K. on vocals has no doubt been its most exciting incarnation to date, and during an exclusive interview with both Marky and Andrew, the two revealed to us an interest in creating original material together.
Andrew W.K. has never been guilty of falling short on energy or intensity, so when he set out to break a world record for an uninterrupted 24 hours of drumming at the Oakley store in Time Square during the O Music Awards on Wednesday, June 19, it seemed like a feat well within his reach.
If you've ever seen Andrew W.K. perform, you know that the man is able to conjure enough energy to power a small city. The singer's frantic stage presence has mesmerized crowds for well over a decade and the party rocker will now use his internal power for an attempt to break a world record.
The Ramones may have dissolved in 1996, but new generations are constantly being introduced to the music of the punk rock architects. There are millions of Ramones fans worldwide who were too young to check out the band while they were still active, but drummer Marky Ramone and his 'Blitzkrieg' act are giving fans a taste of what a live Ramones show was like back in the day.
One of the more unusual pairings in rock music has just been created for an upcoming tour. Party rocker Andrew W.K. has accepted an invitation from legendary Ramones drummer Marky Ramone to sing for the stickman's Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg outfit. This means that Andrew W.K. will fill the shoes of the late great Joey Ramone as Blitzkrieg pummel through more than 30 Ramones classics per night!