17 Sep 2004

P, C & C find GT's five errors and Brainpool's long-running soap opera (VIII): Johnny Ramone loses his battle against cancer

According to TDR, 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.

John Cummings (his real name) 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.

Per Gessle is a big fan of the Ramones: he released a cover version of the Ramones’s hit “I Want To Be Your Boyfriend” a couple of years ago with Clarence Öfwerman, Christoffer Lundquist and Jens Jansson. One of the new songs of the last album of Gyllene Tider was also an homage to The Ramones: Ande i en flaska (Gabba gabba gabba come on come on karma karma).

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