Marky Ramone's Holiday Blitzkrieg with special guest Tug of War Machine Marky Ramone is best known for the 15 years he spent drumming for the legendary Ramones. Prior to joining the Ramones, Marky played with
Marky Ramone’s Holiday Blitzkrieg
with special guest
Tug of War Machine
Marky Ramone is best known for the 15 years he spent drumming for
the legendary Ramones. Prior to joining the Ramones, Marky played
with an array of influential musicians dating back to his high school
years when he was a member of the Brooklyn based hard rock band,
Dust. Recording two albums with his friends, Richie Wise (guitar and
vocals) and Kenny Aaronson (bass) for Neil Bogart’s Karma
While Dust was disbanding, Marky began hanging out at Max’s Kansas
City, where he met Max’s house D.J. Wayne County. He joined forces
with Wayne to form Wayne County and The Backstreet Boys. Wayne’s
outrageous stage performance and cross-dressing attracted many fans
and help solidify a cult following. After a year and a half of playing in
the New York area and not able to generate record company interest,
they decided it was best to move on.
In 1976, Marky was introduced to Richard Hell. Along with Bob Quine
and Ivan Julian, they formed Richard Hell & the Voidoids. The Voidoids
released their groundbreaking debut album in 1977 on Sire Records,
entitled “Blank Generation”. Shortly after the Voidoids historic U.K.
tour with The Clash, Marky found himself at the bar at CBGB with Dee
Dee Ramone. Dee Dee asked him if he would be interested in joining
The spring of 1978, Marky joined the Ramones. In a matter of weeks
he was in the studio recording his first album with The Ramones
entitled, “Road to Ruin”, which features one of the biggest Ramones
songs “I Wanna Be Sedated”. The following year the Ramones filmed
the cult classic “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”. Later that year, they joined
forces with producer legend, Phil Spector to record “End Of The
After several tours and a two more studio albums, Marky was asked to
leave the band 1983, only to rejoin his band mates in 1987 until they
decided to call it quits in 1996. His tenure with the Ramones spanned
a total of 15 years. Performing over 1700 shows and more than 15
releases, including songwriting credits on both Mondo Bizarro and
Adios Amigos, the bands farewell release.
In 2000, Marky reunited with long time friend Joey Ramone for Joey’s
solo effort “Don’t Worry About Me”. In 2001, Marky along with his
former band mates (Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy), were inducted into
the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. That same year, U2’s Bono presented
the Ramones with the MTV’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The DVD release, “Raw”, a compilation of mostly home videos filmed
predominantly by Marky was release in 2004 and entered the Billboard
video chart at number 5. Certified gold in three countries and currently
the best selling Ramones DVD release to date.
In the spring of 2009, Marky launched a capsule collection clothing line
with Hilfiger Denim. In 2010, Marky shared his recipe for pasta sauce
by introducing Marky Ramone’s Brooklyn’s Own Pasta Sauce.
In February 2010 The Ramones received a Grammy Lifetime
Achievement Award. It was the first Grammy for the punk rock
In early 2010 Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg with Michale Graves released
their first single “When We Were Angels” with former member of Sheer
Terror, Mark Neuman, playing bass and guitar.
With no signs of slowing down, Marky Ramone continues to tour the
world with his band, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, featuring various lead
vocalists including Andrew W.K. and Michale Graves.
Marky is currently in his eighth year as a D.J. on SiriusXM Satelldite
Radio hosing “Marky Ramone’s Punk Rock Blitzkrieg”. Marky has also
appeared on numerous TV shows including The Simpsons, Anthony
Bourdain’s No Reservations and ZRock.
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