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Johnny Ramone loses his battle against cancer

Written by Mutley on September 16, 2004 to .

LOS ANGELES - Johnny Ramone, the guitarist of the influencial 70’s punk band The Ramones, died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 55. His wife and Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s John Fuschiante were at his bedside when he died.

  Ramone (whose real name was John Cummings) had suffered from prostate cancer for five years. He is the third founding member of the band to pass away. Singer Joey Ramone died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer and bassist Dee Dee Ramone died of a drug overdose the following year.

  A fan of the Ramones, critics raved when Per Gessle released a cover version of the Ramones’s hit “I Want To Be Your Boyfriend” a couple of years ago. Other members of Gyllene Tider also admire their music, with drummer Micke “Syd” Andersson wearing a “Gabba Gabba Hey” t-shirt during the GT25 tour this summer.

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I’m really sorry.Rest In Peace.

I heard the news today and i thought to myself these Ramone guys are dying one by one at very early age. They’re gone but their music stays on.

Rock on Johnny! We all miss you man, I still listen to the Ramones, and I will never stop!!!!


He was the king and creator of barre chords - we all owe him a lot by teaching us a great style - technique, and attitude by playing electric noisy guitars

Johnny - we salute you!

It’s very sad. it makes you wonder...
it’s awful...I knew he had cancer, but I have always tended to think that one doesn’t really die when having this illness...I know it’s stupid...but I tend to reject the almost obvious consequences...
Don’t you all feel the same? a Roxette fans I mean...
I’m sorry to bring this topic here...but this is how I feel...

Nice to see Jane writing for the board! :)

“He was the king and creator of barre chords - we all owe him a lot by teaching us a great style - technique, and attitude by playing electric noisy guitars”

Is that true?

PS. Too many deaths this year.:(

Adios, amigo!

It´s sad!

But why on The Daily Roxette? I don´t understand it! It has nothing to do with Roxette!!!!

Zelda: We take a broad view of what has “to do with Roxette.” In this case, the connection is made clear in the last paragraph of the article.

@ Sanglof - Yes.. that is true.

It’s a very sad news, the world has lost a big musician.
Rest in peace, let’s rock heaven’s souls, Johnny!

rest in peace johnny,your music has influenced people around the world & will never remember you we only have to look at roxette’s (real sugar) video.

gone but never forgotten
cheers johnny

What is the connection between REAAL SUGAR and Johnny?

RE:AURYTE-what is the connection between real sugar & johnny?


RIP Johnny. Ramones is one of the greatest bands EVER!

Rest in peace.


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