News

Tommy Ramone dead at 62

Tommy Ramone dead at 62

TOMMY RAMONE:The Ramones original drummer passed away late on Friday, July 11. Photo: Associated Press

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of The Ramones original line up, died on Friday at the age of 62.

Ramone died in a hospice center in New York, where he had been receiving treatment for bile duct cancer, according to the New York Daily News.

Ramone served as drummer for the 1970s punk band’s first three albums.

PHOTOS: 2014 Notable Deaths

A statement on the band’s official Facebook page read: “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

Recent Headlines

in Music

Tom Petty has ‘no hard feelings’ toward Sam Smith

Fresh
13-overlay3

The rocker graciously chalks up the similarities between "I Won't Back Down" and "Stay With Me" to a "musical accident."

in Entertainment

Lee Daniels wants Denzel on ‘Empire’

denzel

The Hollywood moviemaker wants the Oscar winner to join the cast for a cameo appearance.

in Music

Taylor Swift trademarks ‘1989’ phrases

Singer Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" to promote her new album "1989" in New York, October 30, 2014.

You can't use "This Sick Beat" or "Cause We Never Go Out Of Style" without the pop star's permission.

in Music

Sam Smith hopes to lose Grammy to Beyoncé

samsmith

The breakout star's debut record, "In The Lonely Hour," is nominated for Album of the Year.