Ramone memoir reveals charming, grumpy punk icon

by Blogburger on May 8, 2012

Linda Ramone poses next to statue of husband Johnny Ramone.NEW YORK (Reuters) – Johnny Ramone, guitarist for seminal punk band the Ramones, pioneered a fast, no-nonsense sound that made him one of the most influential guitarists of all time. “Commando: the Autobiography of Johnny Ramone,” released nearly 8 years after Ramone, born John Cummings, died of prostate cancer at age 55, reads like a Ramones song: short and to the point, but with plenty of color to keep things interesting. The book, recently published by Abrams Image, was written from a series of interviews Ramone gave in the final years of his life for the purposes of a memoir. …



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