Martin Scorsese Reportedly Attached to Ramones Film


With the passing of Tommy Ramone last month, news has now surfaced that a film about the iconic punk band is in the works and super-director Martin Scorsese might be behind it.

Billboard is reporting that the owners of the Ramones estate have announced big plans for the band’s legacy which will include the film. Several other projects are also in the works including: a documentary, a theatrical play, a book, reissues, fashion, and “music placement.” Whatever that means.

“The 40th anniversary of the Ramones is coming up in 2016, that’s when the first album came out. So we have a lot of projects leading up to that. We’re looking at a documentary on the Ramones, we just secured a ton of footage, much of which has never been seen before. It came from the Ramones on the road over the years in the Seventies and a little bit in the Eighties,” Jeff Jampol, the manager of the estate explained to Billboard.

“You’ll see a book coming, which is not a biographical book so much, but a story of the band’s formation and those first few records and that craziness that happened. It’ll be a combination of prose, photographs and memorabilia and posters, just kind of documenting the scene,” Jampol said about the book that was mentioned.

“The Ramones were the first punk band and they started the punk movement.”

No other details such as potential release dates, titles, or anything more informative on that matter was revealed. As of now, all we know is that there will be an influx of Ramones things coming your way and a maybe film that hasn’t officially been confirmed yet.

Billy Idol Announces New Album Info


Billy Idol has officially announced his return from retirement.

A few months ago, the bleach blonde, punk rocker announced plans to be release new music in October of this year, and now, we not only have the title and tracklist for it, we also have the first single from it.

The album, which will mark Idol’s return to the music world in 12 years, will be titled Kings and Queens of the Underground.

The icon’s eighth studio album will be released just in time for Halloween on October 21 and will be released through his own record label, BFI Records. The first single from the album is a track titled “Can’t Break Me Down” and can be heard over at his official website.

If that wasn’t enough Billy Idol news for one day, Idol also uploaded video of him performing a cover of The Ramones’ “California Sun” during a recent Joey Ramone tribute. The track also includes the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Gunger Fish from Rob Zombie’s band.

Proof that Idol was not just doing silly things during his 12 year break, the singer also has an autobiography titled Dancing With Myself coming out on October 7.

Check out the tracklist for the upcoming album below.



1. Bitter Pill
2. Can’t Break Me Down
3. Save Me Now
4. One Breath Away
5. Postcards From The Past
6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground
7. Eyes Wide Shut
8. Ghosts in My Guitar
9. Love And Glory
10. Whiskey And Pills

Morrissey Officially Announces European Tour Dates


In another attempt to go on a tour, Morrissey has released his first batch of European tour dates in support of his recently release album, World Peace is None of Your Business.

Considering Morrissey’s history with tours, speculation has already begun with how long the singer will actually be on this tour before announcing cancellation plans.

As of now, the European tour is set to kick off on October 6 in Lisbon and wrap up on November 29 in London at the O2 Arena.

These newly released tour dates come several months after the former Smiths frontman had to cancel his North American tour due to several issues that even we aren’t sure of anymore. The original blame was placed on former opening act, Kristeen Young who was kicked off the tour because she supposedly got Moz and his crew sick which she denied. Since Morrissey has such a colorful history of cancelling tour dates, speculation remains.

In the meantime, Morrissey has kept himself busy by fighting with his former (or maybe not former) record label, Harvest/Capitol and announced yesterday on his blog, True to You,that he will be curating a Ramones compilation titled Best of the Ramones on behalf of Sire-Rhino Records. So far, no tracklist or release date has been given for that.


10/06 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseum

10/13 – Rome, IT @ Atlantico

10/16 – Milan, IT @ Teatro Linear

10/17 – Bologna, IT @ Paladozza

10/19 – Pescara, IT @ Pala Gpii

10/21 – Florence, IT @ Obihall

10/22 – Padova, IT @ Geox Theater

10/24 – Vienna, AT @ Konzerthaus

11/05 – Hannover, DE @ Capitol

11/08 – Lund, SE @ Sparbank Arena

11/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Falconer

11/11 – Goteborg, SE @ Lisebergshallen

11/13 – Stockholm, SE @ Hovet

11/19 – Warsaw, PL @ Stodola

11/21 – Krakow, PL @ Laznia Nowa

11/23 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle

11/24 – Essen, DE @ Colosseum

11/29 – London, UK @ 02 Arena

Tommy Ramone Passes Away at 65


It comes with great sadness to announce the death of punk rock legend, Tommy Ramone. Ramone, whose real name was Tom Erdelyi, died Friday at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York. He was 65. The punk rock icon had been in hospice care following treatment for bile duct cancer.

Erdelyi was one of the co-founder of the iconic punk group that helped bring in the genre that most of us love and even helped to influence many of the bands that we probably have on rotation at the moment.

Erdelyi was an intricate part of the band, writing many of the band’s early classics including “Blitzkrieg Bop,” though he only played on the band’s first three records. He left the band in 1977 to pursue a career in producing, which he had studied to do at the Record Plant studio in Manhattan. He trained to become a recording engineer. Most notably, Erdelyi prodcued The Replacement’s “Tim” in 1985. He left the band after the release of Rocket to Russia and was replaced by Marc Bell who would go one to become Marky Ramone.

The Ramones disbanded in 1996 after a show at the Palace in Hollywood. Joey Ramone died of lymphoma in 2001; Dee Dee succumbed to a drug overdose in 2002; and Johnny passed away from prostate cancer in 2004 leaving Erdelyi as the only remaining (original) member of the punk rock band.

The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Maybe all the Ramones are finally getting along and having a great time in rock and roll heaven.RIP.

New Found Glory Stream Ramones Tribute


New Found Glory’s Ramones tribute album was one of the biggest sellers at last week’s Record Store Day; it pretty much sold out wherever it was sold.

The band is currently streaming the album on Spotify which features Ramones’ hits such as “I Want To Be Sedated,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” “Judy is a Punk” and many more.

Check out the full play list below:

While the vinyl version of Mania are completely sold out, you can currently pick up the digital version of the album here which also includes a special t-shirt from Bridge 9 Records.

‘CBGB’ Posters Make Their Ways on Line


Another new poster for the upcoming rockumentary about famed New York rock club, CBGB has made it to the web. This time, instead of the whole cast of characters on it, but little by little specific character posters have been making it online. On Thursday it was actress Malin Ackerman taking on Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry and now Joel David Moore’s take on Joey Ramone.

The film, titled CBGB examines the New York punk scene and how a night club launched the career of many of punk’s most influential bands including Blondie, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Talking Heads and many more. Hilly Kristal (played by Alan Rickman) was the original owner of the venue which was supposed to be a club for country and bluegrass artists. When it became difficult to book those types of artist, they decided to shift their attention to local musicians and bam, an iconic place was born.

Aside from Rickman and Ackerman, the cast also includes: Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki,  Stana Katic, Rupert Grint and Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

Poster can be seen right here:

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