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‘The Ramones’ at Hollywood Forever…

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

‘On The Road With The Ramones’ Author to Appear at Outdoor Ramoniacs Event




Johnny Ramone’s cenotaph at Hollywood Forever Cemetery


Monte A. Melnick, long-time RAMONES tour manager and author of “On the Road With the Ramones”, will appear at a special Ramoniacs event to benefit Johnny Ramones‘ prostate cancer research charity on Friday, August 1 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6000 Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood, California. RAMONES drummer of 15 years Marky Ramone (“Road to Ruin”, “End of the Century” and more), Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, producer and RAMONES drummer Tommy Ramone (“Leave Home”, “Rocket to Russia” and more) and bassist CJ Ramone (“Loco Live”, “Adios Amigos” and more) will also be on hand to celebrate Johnny’s legacy.


Monte toured with the RAMONES for 22 years. No one knew the fearsome foursome better than Monte. His book “On The Road With The Ramones” (Omnibus Press, $24.95) has been updated with new pages, photos and info on what’s been happening to the legacy of the RAMONES since 2003. A superb piece of punk oral history, this is a must-have book for all RAMONES fans.


Based around the story of Monte A. Melnick, who was the RAMONES tour manager (and much more) throughout their entire career (1974-1996, and 2,263 live shows), “On the Road With The Ramones” is an insider’s look from the people who were actually there, witnessing and experiencing all the extreme highs and lows of one of rock’s greatest bands. The book is packed with interviews from the RAMONES and people who where very close to the band. There are over 250 photographs and pictures of memorabilia Monte collected along the way.