Monday, August 25, 2014

VIDEO: Rob Zombie leads 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute

Billy Idol, Priscilla Presley and Linda Ramone at 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute

Rockers were out in force on Sunday for the 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and fan-filmed video from the event has surfaced.

Presented by Johnny's wife, Linda Ramone, and hosted by Rob Zombie, the tribute featured 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 was joined by punk legend Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) and Duff McKagan, plus very special surprise guests – like Billy Idol – for some Ramones hits and punk rock classics.

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

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.

Tommy Ramone – the last of the original Ramones – died July 11th at his home in Ridgewood, Queens, New York following treatment for bile duct cancer; he was 65.

See also:

Tommy Ramone dead at 65
Rob Zombie to host 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute
The Ramones: 6-disc box set due this month
Joey Ramone’s record collection, memorabilia up for auction
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