Just in time for this weekend's annual Birthday Bash, we're happy to announce the launch of the new Joey Ramone Online Store!!

We're offering a 20% discount on all items for the initial store launch! Just enter the coupon code "letsgo20" at checkout.

Head to the following link to start shopping now -http://myplay.me/113q




We're happy to announce the 2013 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, benefitting The Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research. This year's Bash will be held at Bowery Electric, just off of Joey Ramone Place on the Bowery, featuring a lineup headlined by CJ Ramone, with additional performances by The Independents, Andy Shernoff, The Bullys, George Tabb, Ingrid & the Defectors, Sic Fucks, Heap, and the Joey Ramone Tribute Band. 

The Bash will be held on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at Bowery Electric - 327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show will begin at 7pm. 

Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show, and are on sale now - http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3539804

Check back for more updates and additional artist appearances to be announced soon!



Check out the new video and pick up the limited-edition deluxe version of "...ya know?" at an independent retailer in the U.S. near you!

Vote for "Rock 'n Roll Is The Answer" in Little Steven's "Coolest Songs in the World 2012" poll!




Today is the day... head on over to your local independent record store in the U.S. to pick up the limited-edition deluxe version of "...ya know?" It features the album, a brand new DVD with videos and killer interviews put together by our friend George Seminara, a 24 page booklet with never before seen photos and a 5" playable clear green vinyl holiday ornament!!! The perfect gift for any The Ramones fan this year. Find a participating Record Store Day location near you at http://www.recordstoreday.com/Timeline Photos



Check out the cover art for the "…Ya Know?" Deluxe Edition Box coming out on Black Friday 11/23 available exclusively at www.recordstoreday.com in the USA. In addition to the 15-song CD, the deluxe package will include the video for “New York City” as well as a brand new DVD featuring candid interviews with Elvis Costello, Kirk Hammett, Deborah Harry, Anthony Kiedis, Thurston Moore, Joe Strummer, Rock’n’Roll High School’s Allan Arkush and PJ Soles, members of Rancid, and others; plus a “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” playable 5” green vinyl holiday ornament. It's the perfect gift for any Ramones fan this holiday season!

 Ya Know Deluxe Box




Award-winning filmmaker Greg Jardin directed this innovative, groundbreaking stop motion film, which includes over 1600 photographs taken throughout New York City, and boasts cameos by dozens of New Yorkers, including some of Joey Ramone’s closest friends and family.

Jardin enlisted over 100 participants to appear in the video, ranging from Tommy Ramone, celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain, acclaimed musicians and denizens of the punk scene (Andy Shernoff of the Dictators, Matt & Kim, Andrew WK, Reggie Watts, members of Les Savy Fav, The Drums, and the Flatbush Zombies; JP Patterson, Ricky Byrd, Tish & Snooky Bellomo, and legendary photographer Godlis), stars of television’s 30 Rock (Scott Adsit, John Lutz and Kristen Schaal), Ramones’ producer Ed Stasium, and Joey Ramone’s brother, musician and author Mickey Leigh.

A few dozen everyday New Yorkers were recruited off the street to participate in the video as it was being filmed, lending the clip an added air of authenticity: this eclectic mix of people from all walks of life  embodies the spirit of both the city Ramone loved, and the song it inspired.

Leigh, the executive producer of  “…ya know?” observes “Never before has ‘stop motion’ photography seemed more like a contradiction of terms: fittingly, for a song about New York City, the motion is perpetual.” He continues, “Painstakingly built by video rocket scientist/film director Greg Jardin, the love and respect for Joey Ramone and his beloved city come blitzing off your screen in this film. Though so many great musicians, actors, and others graciously contributed their time, there are essentially only two stars in any video: the song and the director. They both shine brightly in ‘New York City.’”

Director Greg Jardin is an MVPA winner for Best Animated Video and Best In Camera Special Effects (2012 for Kina Grannis’ “In Your Arms”) and winner of Best Music Video at the SXSW Film Awards (2011 for Hollerado’s “Americanarama”).

BMG Rights Management will release a limited edition deluxe version of “…ya know?” on Friday, November 23, in honor of Black Friday/Record Store Day.

In addition to the 15-song CD, the deluxe package will include the video for “New York City” as well as a brand new DVD featuring never before seen footage of Joey Ramone and candid interviews with Elvis Costello, Kirk Hammett, Deborah Harry, Anthony Kiedis, Thurston Moore, Joe Strummer, Rock’n’Roll High School’s Allan Arkush and PJ Soles, members of Rancid, and others; and “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” on a playable 5” green vinyl holiday ornament.

Get the album now at your favorite independent record store - www.recordstoreday.com or on iTunes- smarturl.it/yaknowalbum



Joey Ramone's new solo album "…Ya Know?" is available on CD, Double-Gatefold Vinyl and Digital. Click the image for all of the available ordering options:

Check out this great making of the album piece http://youtu.be/9tY_baTZfV0

Buy the album now…

On iTunes- http://bit.ly/YaKnow_iTunes

Or find your favorite local independent record store - http://www.recordstoreday.com

Or pick up a deluxe bundle - http://www.joeyramone.com

Wanna stream it?  Listen to "…Ya Know?" right now on Rdio. Connect your Facebook to Rdio to listen instantly for free - http://rd.io/x/QVB4kSJHMB4



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The new track will be featured on "…ya know?" which is available 5.22.12.  Stay tuned for an exclusive album bundle pre-sale starting next week.



ORDER "...ya know?" ON ITUNES

Pre-Order "…ya know?" now on iTunes here http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/...ya-know/id519564569 .  The album has been specially Mastered for iTunes and includes a digital booklet with lyrics, liner notes and foreword by the legendary Little Steven Van Zandt.  You can also purchase "Rock 'N Roll Is The Answer" digitally on iTunes here http://bit.ly/InLlWK




Rolling Stone premiered a new song today from "…ya know?" called "There's Got To Be More To Life."  It is featured as the AA side on the limited-edition "Rock 'N Roll Is The Answer" 7" exclusive for Record Store Day.  Check it out here… http://bit.ly/JiAoTI

Just a reminder… Record Store Day is Saturday April 21.  To find a participating store near you visit http://www.recordstoreday.com and get there early because we expect the 7" to sell out fast!  Thanks for supporting Joey and independent retail!!!



"Rock 'N Roll Is The Answer" Video Clip from Rolling Stone.com




"Rock 'N Roll Is The Answer" Song Premiere on AOL Spinner

"Rock 'N Roll Is The Answer" Song Premiere on AOL Spinner
The first song from "…ya know?" premiered today on AOL Spinner.  Check it out here and tune in to Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius this weekend to hear it rocking the airwaves.



New Joey Ramone Solo Album
"...ya know?" To Bow May 22

Limited Edition 7" Single "Rock'n'Roll Is The Answer"
To Be Released For Record Store Day on April 21

On May 22, Joey Ramone’s second solo album, “…ya know?” was released (BMG Rights Management), eleven years after his life was cruelly cut short by lymphoma. The tracks were drawn from a cache of demos and unreleased recordings that Joey had cut at various times during the last decade and a half of his life.

His brother, musician Mickey Leigh, executive produced the project. "It was of the utmost importance to me that these remaining songs of Joey's be finished properly, and made available for the world to hear," Leigh says of “…ya know?”, which is comprised primarily of never-before-heard songs written and sung by his brother.  

But this is no half-baked grab-bag of odds and ends.  Rather, it's a riveting collection of first-rate songs that embody Joey's trademark intensity and wit, and that can stand proudly alongside his most beloved Ramones compositions.  It's also a fitting, if belated, follow-up to Joey's first solo album Don't Worry About Me, which was recorded just prior to his death and released the following year.

“...ya know?” - whose title refers to the phrase that was a ubiquitous staple of Joey's conversation - adds a significant new chapter to the seminal punk icon's hugely influential body of work.

Among the many talented people Mickey Leigh and Joey's manager Dave Frey reached out to in bringing “...ya know?” to fruition was veteran producer Ed Stasium, who was behind the board for many of the Ramones' greatest albums, including their early classics Leave Home, Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin.

In addition to producing ten of the album’s fifteen tracks, Stasium also contributed instrumentation and vocals to each.
The swaggering album-opener "Rock 'n' Roll Is the Answer" (co-written with Plasmatics guitarist Richie Stotts) will be released as a limited-edition 7” single for Record Store Day on April 21, 2012.

That song and the hometown shout-out "New York City" demonstrate Joey's knack for channeling his personal passions into bracing anthems. The playfully breezy "Make Me Tremble" (which Joey wrote and recorded with Dictators founder Andy Shernoff) and the bittersweet acoustic ballad "Waiting for That Railroad" find him exploring some of the more introspective territory that he'd been unable to visit within the format of his former band.  
Elsewhere on “...ya know?”, "I Couldn't Sleep" is a collaboration between brothers Joey and Mickey, who also teamed up to record a romantic alternate version of the Ramones' holiday classic "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" in Joey's apartment.  Meanwhile, a previously unreleased reprise of Joey's late-period Ramones tune "Life's A Gas" ends the album on an appropriately uplifting note.

Also contributing to “…ya know?” is an assortment of musicians and producers whose prior relationships with Joey help to give the album an organic vibe that enhances its power and character. The cast of players includes Joan Jett, and Little Steven Van Zandt, who plays guitar on "Party Line" and wrote the album's poignant liner notes, along with such notables as former Ramones drummer Richie Ramone, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, Dennis Diken of the Smithereens, Richie Stotts, Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, punk survivor Holly Beth Vincent, members of the Ramones' punk-era contemporaries The Dictators, and producers Jean Beauvoir and Joe Blaney.

The resulting album is a brilliant encapsulation of the qualities that made Joey Ramone one of rock's most unlikely, yet most beloved, heroes.

Leigh reflects “Over the past eight years I've been getting barrages of emails and Facebook messages from Joey's fans, wanting to know when this album would be coming out.  So having it finally become a reality gives me a feeling of triumph - not for me, but for my brother, and for his fans.  And there's not the slightest doubt in my mind that people are gonna be blown away by it."



2012 Birthday Bash

We're happy to announce the 2012 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash. This year's Bash will celebrate the May 15th release of Joey's album, "...ya know?", with a performance of the entire album by the artists who played on it, plus special guests.

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at The Studio @ Webster Hall

Tickets are $40, and include admission into the event, a special JR Birthday Bash limited edition copy of  "...ya know?" signed by the performers, and an official Joey Ramone Birthday Bash 2012 tee shirt

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 3rd at 10am.
Tickets here: http://tktwb.tw/yIrLne

More artists performances and appearances to be announced soon!

Joey Ramone Rocks Again on New LP

On May 22nd, a decade after his posthumous solo debut, 2002's Don't Worry About Me, Joey will finally deliver a follow-up – called Ya Know?after the way Joey used to end every sentence in his Queens drawl. The new album features 17 songs recorded by Joey as demos for and after the Ramones, who broke up in 1996. The tracks – which include the anthem "Rock & Roll Is the Answer," the hometown hymn "New York City" and a striking country-flavored ballad, "Waiting for That Railroad" – were completed by producers such as Ed Stasium and Jean Beauvoir, who both worked with the Ramones. Joan Jett, the E Street Band's Steven Van Zandt, drummer Richie Ramone, and members of Cheap Trick and the Dictators are among the friends and fans who contributed new overdubs.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/blogs/alternate-take/joey-ramone-rocks-again-on-new-lp-20120221#ixzz1n9ZBZxV2

Birthday Bash Poster Pack Contest!

We'll be announcing details about the Annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash very soon!! In the meantime, go to www.joeyramonestore.com to enter for a chance to win a Birthday Bash poster pack!! No purchase necessary!

JOEY RAMONE PLACE Replica Street Signs - Now Shipping

The Joey Ramone Street Sign is a replica of the Joey Ramone Place street sign that lives at the corner of Bowery and East Second street in New York City. AVAILABLE NOW IN THE JOEY RAMONE ONLINE STORE.


Joey's brother Mickey Leigh releases homemade video clip for "See My Way"

From the YouTube notes:

"Home made video, by me, Mickey Leigh. My brother, Joey, had been seeing me cover this song since the late 80's, He loved the shorter arrangement, the guitar solos, the harmonies, the energy, ...all of it. One day he told me he was going to do it with the Ramones...and then he laughed. In 1994 Joey suggested he and I record it together."

This video includes some great family photos that Mickey has diligently archived, as well drawings done by Joey himself, which Mickey found in Joey's apt. This song is one that Mickey had been doing with his band years prior to Joey suggesting they record it together. Joey loved Mickey's guitar playing, and prefered his shortened, energized arrangement of the song as opposed to the original written and recorded in the early 70's by a band called Blodwyn Pig, which they both loved.


New Items available from JOEYRAMONEPLACERIO.COM

Check out the lastest from the exclusive Brazilian outlet for official Joey Ramone merchandise, joeyramoneplacerio.com: Three styles of sandals, "King of Punk" umbrella, and more on the way!


Details yet to come about Andy Shernoff's upcoming 45 release, but here's the very first sneak peek of the cover art:


2011 Birthday Bash Wrapup - Videos Available

Videos from the 2011 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash have just been released through the YouTube Joey Ramone Channel. Videos from Black 47, The Indecent, Mickey Leigh's The Rattlers, and more:

Joey Inducted into Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame

At the Ramones induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, the award presentation and acceptance for Ramones lead singer JOEY RAMONE was mistakenly omitted from the program's schedule. As a result, the statue meant for JOEY ended up being abandoned at the podium.

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and The Estate of JOEY RAMONE are pleased to announce that on May 14th, 2009 at 3:00, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame re-presented the induction award for JOEY RAMONE.

RAMONES Receive GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award

2012 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash - tix on sale