Thursday, August 21, 2014

Linda Ramone Presents Johnny Ramone's Tribute - 10th Anniversary at Hollywood Forever

By Karen Ostlund
Linda Ramone will present

Johnny Ramone's Tribute - 10th Anniversary

with Fred Armisen, Rob Zombie, Steve Jones, Duff McKagan

Sunday August 24, 2014

at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Last year, Linda Ramone w/Johnnie Depp (Getty Images)

 This Sunday August 24th Ramones fans will gather to celebrate Johnny’s life at the 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute. The annual Johnny Ramone Tribute will take place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where the eight-foot-tall bronze statue of the punk rock icon was constructed shortly following the guitarist's death.
The tribute is also seen as a memorial  hosted by Rob Zombie, along with Johnny’s friends Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses). Fred Armisen (Portlandia, SNL) will also be there & may bring his punk rock alter ego, Ian Rubbish.
On September 15, 2004, Johnny Ramone died in his Los Angeles home at the age of 55 after a five-year battle with prostate cancer, less than a month before his 56th birthday.

Last year, meet-up, cast of Cry-Baby, Johnnie Depp and Director John Walters   
Many of his friends and musical contemporaries came to pay their respects. After his death, his remains were cremated with his wife Linda retaining his ashes.
Johnny Ramone,1978 in Toronto, El Mocambo
                                      Johnny Ramone, was best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band The Ramones.          
 As the founding member of the band, he remained a member throughout the band's entire career, 1974-1996.
                                              In 2003, Johnnie appeared on Time's "10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players".That same year, he was number 16 on the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list in Rolling Stone, but in the new version published in 2011, he was ranked number 28.
Johnny Ramone's grave at Hollywood Forever


Baby Jane, part of Kirk Hammet's Crypt Collection

 Kirk Hammett’s Crypt Collection of horror memorabilia will be on display in the Cathedral Mausoleum.
Proceeds will benefit the Johnny Ramone Foundation & Dr. David Agus at the Center for Applied Medicine, USC.
Schedule: Gates 5:30pm   Q&;A 6:30pm
LIVE Concert video simulcast 7:30pm
“The Devil’s Rejects movie & panel” 8:30pm
Ticket info:
Photos taken the day of the event: "Linda Ramone Presents Johnnie Ramone's 10th Anniversary Tribute"
by Karen Ostlund 
Rob Zombie, Linda Ramon & Sheri Moon Zombie
Johnnie Ramon's 10th Tribute Statue

left, Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) and Rob Zombie

left, Linda Ramon w actress presenter Tracy Lords

left, Duff McKagan , Steve Jones from Six Pistol & comedian/musician Fred Armisen

Cast of The Devil's Reject, Leslie Easterbrook,Danny Trejo, Rob Zombie, Bill Moseley,Sheri Moon, Brian Posehn and Sid Haig

The Devil's Rejects was a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the sequel to his 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses. The film is centered on the run of three members of the psychopathic  antagonist family from the previous film, and now seen as antiheroic protagonists, with Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, and Zombie's wife Sheri Moon Zombie reprising their roles. At the time of its release and in the years ever since, the film has now a cult following.


  1. The Johnny Ramone statue was actually a cake. I was the cake artist for the event.

  2. Sorry type~o. www.