RIP Tommy Ramone

Tommy Ramone, erster Drummer und letztes verbleibendes Gründungsmitglied der Ramones ist gestern im Alter von 65 Jahren in Queens, New York verstorben

Hier das offizielle Statement:

We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014.

„It wasn’t just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody.“ – Tommy Ramone, 1978

RIP Tommy.