Friday, September 21, 2007

"I wanna be sedated"

Wire item today:
"Former Ramone sues over song downloads; claims he's owed nearly $1million in royalties"

"A drummer who spent four years in one of the greatest punk bands of alltime, the Ramones, filed a federal lawsuit Friday claiming he is owed nearly $1 million in royalties on songs sold over the Internet. ..."

That drummer of the Ramones is Richard "Richie Ramone" Reinhardt, not Phoenicia's Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi).

Tommy Ramone is half of Uncle Monk, an alternative-country, indie-bluegrass duo featuring Ramone on vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo and dobro, and partner-in-crime Claudia Tienan on vocals, guitar and bass. Uncle Monk plays the Muddy Cup, 516 Broadway, Kingston, Oct. 13. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10.