This past weekend, Rob Zombie hosted the tenth annual Johnny Ramone Tribute Night at LA’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Rolling Stone Magazine was there and followed the event which saw guests including Kirk Hammet, Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols, as well as Johnny Ramones widow Linda Ramone, who has organized the event yearly. This year was the first following the death of Tommy Ramone, whose death made this the first Tribute event without a living Ramones member. Said Zombie on his 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.”
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Rob Zombie will be hosting the tenth anniversary tribute to friend Johnny Ramone on August 24 in LA. The event, presented by his wife Linda Ramone who has held the tribute every year in his memory, will take place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Says Zombie of The Ramones, “The Ramones were the great American rock band of our time. Endlessly copied but never equaled.”
Zombie will be leading Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) and Duff Mckagan, through a series of Ramones classics, and it will benefit cancer research through the Johnny Ramone Foundation and the Center for Applied Medicine at USC.
The event at the Hollywood Forever cemetery which includes a statue tribute to Johnny Ramone, will be broadcast on giant screens to the overflow crowd.