September 22, 2007 |
A drummer who spent four years in one of the greatest punk bands of all time, the Ramones, filed a federal lawsuit in New York on Friday contending he is owed nearly $1 million in royalties on songs sold over the Internet. Richard "Richie Ramone" Reinhardt, who performed with the Ramones from 1983 to 1987, sued Wal-Mart, Apple, RealNetworks, the band's management and the estate of its lead guitarist, saying he had never fully signed over the rights to the six songs he wrote for the group.
August 29, 1995 |
When the Ramones began playing radically minimalist rock 'n' roll at supersonic speed in New York clubs and studios, they attracted just a few onlookers. More than 20 years later, the foursome from Forest Hills is acknowledged as the inventor of punk rock, a movement that shook the music industry to its foundations, determined the nature of today's alternative rock and defined much of youth culture's fashion and attitude.
October 10, 1992 |
After 18 years and 16 albums, the Ramones--America's own pop cultural revolutionaries--are still waging a campaign against all the "cretins and pinheads" who make rock 'n' roll boring. The battle plan includes a new album--the just-released "Mondo Bizarro"--and a national tour that includes a date Monday at Santa Barbara's Anaconda followed by three shows starting Wednesday at the Hollywood Palladium and a concert next Saturday at the Starlight Bowl in San Diego.
July 29, 1990 |
Joey Ramone is pushing 40 but he still maintains a healthy relationship with his teen-age identity crisis. The pimples, the pizza, the raging hormones, the torn blue jeans and black leather attitude together occupy a prominent place in Joey's cerebral cortex. And, as one of the four eternal teen-agers known as the Ramones, singer Joey vows to keep on rockin' till the lights go out for good.