Before legendary Ramones drummer Marky Ramone was a punk rocker, he was Marc Bell and he kept the beat for New York hard rock / heavy metal band Dust. As one of the first American heavy metal acts, Dust released two solid albums, 'Dust' and 'Hard Attack.' Forty years later, the two records have just been re-released, and we snagged an interview with Marky Ramone to chat about all things Dust.
We were recently given the opportunity to sit down with Ramones legend Marky Ramone for an in-depth video interview. We spoke with the drummer for over 30 minutes, and we'd like to share this unique part of our conversation with Marky where he reveals one thing the world doesn't know about each of his late bandmates -- Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone.
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!
The Ramones appeared in the fifth season of 'The Simpsons' within the episode entitled 'Rosebud.' An allusion to the iconic 1941 Orson Welles film 'Citizen Kane,' the Simpsons episode tackles Mr. Burns' struggles with getting older, as he searches for his beloved childhood teddy bear, Bobo.
Over the last few years, we've seen a number of metal and classic rock acts have their music translated into lullabies for the kiddie crowd. Now it's time for some punk classics to get a much lighter treatment as well. The 'Punk Rock Baby Lullaby Arrangements' compilation will do just that.