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    Bucky Ramone
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    [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050115/capt.caaj10101150141.people_ramone_caaj101.jpg[/img]

    LOS ANGELES – A bronze statue honoring late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone was unveiled before hundreds of celebrities and cheering fans at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

    Ramone, co-founder and guitarist of The Ramones, was 55 when he died of prostate cancer in September at his Los Angeles home. The $100,000 statue sits near the grave of bandmate Dee Dee Ramone, who died of a drug overdose in 2002.

    Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin said at the Friday unveiling that The Ramones were as influential on the world of rock ‘n’ roll as the Beatles.

    "There was the music before them and the music after," he said.

    Tommy Ramone, the only surviving member of the original band, said the memorial symbolized the spirit of The Ramones’ music.

    "He wanted the fans to have a place to come and a way to feel in touch with this music that got so many things right," he said.

    from Yahoo News (there is also a slideshow from the ceremony on that page)

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    Robert
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    Johnny Ramone my ass, that is Darth Vader with an electric guitar. George Lucas will definetely sue.

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    AGAP
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    Cool statue :!:

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    gargoyle
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    real nice, but! it aint half ugly enough, i’ve seen the man in person, eeeek!

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    SG
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    "Robert" wrote:
    Johnny Ramone my ass, that is Darth Vader with an electric guitar. George Lucas will definetely sue.

    Yeah,it kinda does.It`s the effort that counts.We need a Joey one! :)

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    AGAP
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    Is there a Dee Dee memorial anywhere, if not, there should be :!:

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    Rich
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    Lol Johnny was ugly as hell, It’s like Howard Stern X Ugly to a infinite power

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    malcom
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    I appreciate the thought, but companion pieces would be neccesary. DeeDee was always my favorite.

    Sigh. . .what does Living Ramone have to say about this?

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    crazycloud
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    thats what you get whn you die a registered republican in this country… wshew… nice statue

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