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June 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
Johnny Ramone, guitarist for the legendary punk band the Ramones, was hospitalized with an infection related to prostate cancer, publicist Paul Bloch said Thursday. "He is receiving the medication he needs and will be leaving the hospital next week to continue his recovery," Bloch said. Ramone, 55, born John Cummings, is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He and his wife, Linda, released the statement in response to recent conflicting reports about his health, Bloch said.
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January 25, 2013 | By Booth Moore, This post has a correction. See below for details
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January 10, 2005 | Geoff Boucher
Thanks to Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles will have a grand new monument to punk rock. On Friday, the fans and famous friends of the late Johnny Ramone will gather at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to dedicate a bronze statue that depicts him clawing away at his Mosrite guitar. Who was it exactly who decided that a gritty New York rock outlaw is best memorialized atop a masonry pedestal beside a pond? That would be Ramone himself.
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January 19, 2012
After its highly anticipated run at the Mark Taper Forum set to start Jan. 25, "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, will open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater on April 12, according to a spokesperson for the show. It has been a circuitous path to New York's famed theater district, but at least it has carried many of the original crew along for the ride. Pam MacKinnon will direct at both the Taper and the Walter Kerr; she directed the show's original incarnation at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in February 2010.
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September 16, 2004 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Johnny Ramone, the guitarist whose bursts of primitive punk energy helped the Ramones go from an obscure New York band to a reshaping force in rock 'n' roll, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55. Ramone, born John Cummings but known by the surname adopted by each of the punk group's members, died in his sleep surrounded by friends, according to his family.
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November 12, 2004 | Randy Lewis
Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, who died Sept. 15 of prostate cancer, wasn't just a pioneering punk rocker, he also was a major sci-fi and horror-movie fan, and 125 original movie posters Ramone had collected from such films as "Frankenstein" and "Forbidden Planet" will go up for auction starting next week in Dallas. The two-part auction begins Thursday at Heritage Galleries in Dallas and on the gallery's website, www.heritagemovieposters.com; the second part of the auction will be in March.
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January 15, 2005 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Lions of literature and war heroes get grand memorials, but rock stars usually get scruffier send-offs -- consider the years of vandalism inflicted on Jim Morrison's grave in Paris or the fact that Kurt Cobain is celebrated in his hometown by a papier-mache statue in a muffler shop. Johnny Ramone wanted better, and on Friday the underground rock hero got it.
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September 23, 2004 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Johnny Ramone, they salute you The scene's still reeling from the recent passing of Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, who was fondly remembered by Velvet Revolver on Sunday night. The group, hired to perform at TV Guide's Emmy party in L.A., paid tribute to Johnny with a headbanging rendition of the Ramones classic "I Wanna Be Sedated." In the crowd were Diana Ross, Famke Janssen and Melissa Rivers (not seen moshing).... The best way to tell if a scene is hot? The A-list doorman, of course.
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January 25, 2013 | By Booth Moore, This post has a correction. See below for details
You only had to take one look at the super sexy short Salvatore Ferragamo dresses that Jacqui Getty, Demi Moore and others were wearing Thursday night at the Chateau Marmont to know that the house of Ferragamo is experiencing a serious renaissance in chic, thanks to the direction of designer Massimiliano Giornetti. Where Ferragamo may once have been your mother's (or your grandmother's) brand, famously keeping Margaret Thatcher and other helmet-haired conservative ladies shod in classic bow pumps, it's taken an exciting turn since Giornetti was appointed creative director in 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2012
After its highly anticipated run at the Mark Taper Forum set to start Jan. 25, "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, will open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater on April 12, according to a spokesperson for the show. It has been a circuitous path to New York's famed theater district, but at least it has carried many of the original crew along for the ride. Pam MacKinnon will direct at both the Taper and the Walter Kerr; she directed the show's original incarnation at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in February 2010.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2005 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Lions of literature and war heroes get grand memorials, but rock stars usually get scruffier send-offs -- consider the years of vandalism inflicted on Jim Morrison's grave in Paris or the fact that Kurt Cobain is celebrated in his hometown by a papier-mache statue in a muffler shop. Johnny Ramone wanted better, and on Friday the underground rock hero got it.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2005 | Geoff Boucher
Thanks to Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles will have a grand new monument to punk rock. On Friday, the fans and famous friends of the late Johnny Ramone will gather at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to dedicate a bronze statue that depicts him clawing away at his Mosrite guitar. Who was it exactly who decided that a gritty New York rock outlaw is best memorialized atop a masonry pedestal beside a pond? That would be Ramone himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2004 | Randy Lewis
Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, who died Sept. 15 of prostate cancer, wasn't just a pioneering punk rocker, he also was a major sci-fi and horror-movie fan, and 125 original movie posters Ramone had collected from such films as "Frankenstein" and "Forbidden Planet" will go up for auction starting next week in Dallas. The two-part auction begins Thursday at Heritage Galleries in Dallas and on the gallery's website, www.heritagemovieposters.com; the second part of the auction will be in March.
NEWS
September 23, 2004 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Johnny Ramone, they salute you The scene's still reeling from the recent passing of Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, who was fondly remembered by Velvet Revolver on Sunday night. The group, hired to perform at TV Guide's Emmy party in L.A., paid tribute to Johnny with a headbanging rendition of the Ramones classic "I Wanna Be Sedated." In the crowd were Diana Ross, Famke Janssen and Melissa Rivers (not seen moshing).... The best way to tell if a scene is hot? The A-list doorman, of course.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2004 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Johnny Ramone, the guitarist whose bursts of primitive punk energy helped the Ramones go from an obscure New York band to a reshaping force in rock 'n' roll, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55. Ramone, born John Cummings but known by the surname adopted by each of the punk group's members, died in his sleep surrounded by friends, according to his family.
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September 10, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Rock groups are notoriously like dysfunctional families, but even when you factor in Tolstoy's famous remark that "every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," the story of the Ramones stands out. Unexpectedly influential but forever the bridesmaid in terms of mass popularity despite more than 20 years of touring and recording, the group finally gets its due in "End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones," an engaging and emotional documentary by Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields.
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April 20, 2001 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
The Ramones' "Hey! Ho! Let's go!" is as grand and enduring a rock' 'n' roll battle cry as many of the classic lines from the early anthems of such rock giants as Chuck Berry and the Who. That's only natural, because the New York quartet relied heavily on the economy and pop-minded, sing-along quality of rock's early hit-makers.
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September 10, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Rock groups are notoriously like dysfunctional families, but even when you factor in Tolstoy's famous remark that "every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," the story of the Ramones stands out. Unexpectedly influential but forever the bridesmaid in terms of mass popularity despite more than 20 years of touring and recording, the group finally gets its due in "End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones," an engaging and emotional documentary by Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields.
NEWS
September 9, 2004 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Thirty years have passed since the Ramones busted out their bowl cuts and black leather jackets to thrash the stage at New York's CBGB's, but you can't tell from listening to the band's music. "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Judy Is a Punk," "Beat on the Brat" -- all of it sounds as fresh today as it did when the group went against the Neil Diamond status quo to pioneer a sound that's been imitated but never equaled.
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June 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
Johnny Ramone, guitarist for the legendary punk band the Ramones, was hospitalized with an infection related to prostate cancer, publicist Paul Bloch said Thursday. "He is receiving the medication he needs and will be leaving the hospital next week to continue his recovery," Bloch said. Ramone, 55, born John Cummings, is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He and his wife, Linda, released the statement in response to recent conflicting reports about his health, Bloch said.
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