Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rob Zombie to host 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute

Rob Zombie will host the 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on August 24.

Presented by Johnny's wife, Linda Ramone, the event will feature live music, exhibits and a special outdoor screening under the stars of Zombie's classic film, “The Devil's Rejects.”

For the all-star live jam, Zombie will be joined by Johnny's dear friend, punk legend Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) as well as Duff McKagan plus very special surprise guests for some Ramones hits and punk rock classics.

The concert will be held in the Hollywood Forever's Masonic Lodge and broadcast outside to the overflow crowd.

Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live) will also be appearing at the tribute and will bring along his punk rock alter ego, Ian Rubbish, to the festivities.

Metallica guitarist Kirk "Von" Hammett's special collection of horror movie memorabilia will also be on hand for fans to check out. Rarely seen in public, the collection includes a treasure trove of movie posters, props, toys and costumes from his personal collection.

There will also be an autograph signing session featuring the cult stars from Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects."

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Johnny Ramone Foundation and Dr. David Agus, USC.

Tickets for the 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute are available here.

Johnny Ramone, whose real name was John Cummings, was one of the founding members of the legendary New York City-based punk band The Ramones, members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Considered one of the most influential guitarists in rock, he died in 2004 at age 55 after battling prostrate cancer for five years.

See also:

The Ramones: 6-disc box set due this month
Joey Ramone’s record collection, memorabilia up for auction
Johnny Ramone autobiography due in April
Johnny And Dee Dee Ramone Wacky Wobblers By Funko
Search The Ramones at hennemusic