Tuesday, April 25, 2006


During one incredible evening in 2004, an unforgettable group of fans, musicians and celebrities alike gathered at The Avalon in Hollywood to pay tribute to the Ramones 30th Anniversary. They had come together not only to celebrate the band but also to raise money for cancer research in honor of their friend, Johnny Ramone, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999. The Red Hot Chili Peppers ("I Just Wanna Have Something To Do", "I Wanna Be Sedated"), Steve Jones ("Judy Is A Punk"), Eddie Vedder ("Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"), Pete Yorn ("I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"), Tommy Ramone, Marky Ramone, C-Jay Ramone and others all took the stage to perform their favorite Ramones tracks in homage to a special friend, band mate, and peer. The Ramones are widely regarded as the wellspring from which American punk rock emerged. Starting in 1974, the band redefined rock with their unique style and creativity. Their incomparable showmanship and artistic integrity has resonated throughout the music industry ever since. Two days after the tribute concert, which everyone agreed he had held on for, Johnny Ramone died, conscious of the impact he had made. Johnny Ramones's distinctive guitar licks still echo today, making him an ever-present force that will be cherished for generations to come. TOO TOUGH TO DIE: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY RAMONE will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 26th at 11 p.m. at The Loews Village 7 and also screen throughout the festival.

Tribeca Film Festival Screenings for TOO TOUGH TO DIE: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY RAMONE

Tuesday, April 25, 4 p.m., Tribeca Grand- PRESS SCREENING
Wednesday, April 26, 11 p.m., Loews Village 7-PREMIERE SCREENING
Thursday, April 27, 1 p.m., Loews Village 7
Saturday, April 29, 11:30 p.m., Loews 34th Street
Wednesday, May 3, Midnight, Loews 68th Street
Saturday, May 6, 5 p.m., Loews 34th Street
New from Norton (due early June);

"Yes, the label with the able stable has finally landed the in-demand duo for our Rolling Stones trib series, in which we try to alert the inert public about the essential excellence of this relatively unknown English combo by having the hottest names in entertainment today interpret their bucolic chart bubblers. The King Khan & BBQ Show's version of 'Flight 505' is flip sided by the fabulous FLAKES rendition of the introspective 'Stupid Girl' on this AFTERMATH twin spin ripper!"

"Celebrate the death of garage rock with the only band that matters! This four song unissued (you'll hear why!) tape of 1966 teenage hi jinx includes a truly demented 1:10 version of 7 And 7 Is, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, Get Off My Cloud and a stunning take of the Beatles' I'm Down. Makes Green Fuz sound like Green Day!"

"Get ye ready for the first ever comp made up exclusively of these East LA kings' top 1964-67 stompers! NO BALLADS!! Just one souped-up killer after another! Whittier Blvd./Everybody Needs Somebody To Love/Jump, Jive And Harmonize/Gloria/Love Special Delivery/Thee Midnite Feeling/I Found A Peanut/Never Knew I Had It So Bad/Down Whittier Blvd./Empty Heart/Looking Out A Window/Do You Love Me/Dragon-Fly/Hey Little Girl/Money/Welcome Home Darling/Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly/Land Of A Thousand Dances (extended live version)/Down Whittier Blvd. (Godfrey vocal) - pounds like no manana! Release announcement in next newsletter. We are deeply saddened at the recent departure of Midniters arranger and horn man ROMEO PRADO, who passed away this month in Los Angeles. This album will be to his memory. GOD BLESS ROMEO."