Rob Zombie, Duff McKagan, and More Play 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute — Video
On August 24 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, the 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute took place.
Presented by Johnny’s widow, Linda Ramone, the tribute featured live music–including an all-star jam featuring Rob Zombie, Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, ex Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Billy Idol, and more–exhibits, and an outdoor screening of Zombie’s movie, ‘The Devil’s Rejects.’
The all-star band played Ramones classic like “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “I Wanna Be Sedated,” and more. Fan-filmed video can be seen below.
According to Rolling Stone, Zombie told the crowd, “We’re here for one reason, and one reason only: To pay tribute to our good friend Johnny Ramone. I miss him every day. He was a wonderful kind guy. There was nobody like him. There was nothing like the Ramones, so we’re here for Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy.”
Proceeds from the event benefited the Johnny Ramone Foundation.
Johnny Ramone died in 2004 at age 55 after battling prostrate cancer.
The last living member of the original lineup of the legendary punk band, drummer Tommy Ramone, recently died at the age of 65 after a struggle with bile duct cancer.