As you may have heard, the legendary Tommy Ramone passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 at age 65. He had been battling cancer. Tommy is the final original member of the RAMONES to pass away.
Aside from the band’s first three albums, you can gain great insight into Tommy and the rest of the band in the excellent documentary, End of the Century. The trailer is below.
Those first couple albums changed my life as a teenager. In the middle of all the aggro and gloom I was listening to at the time, the RAMONES showed me that I could smile and be happy while listening to something heavy and fast. Another life lesson that I learned back then was that if the music isn’t catchy, memorable, and real, forget about it. Tommy, thanks for the timeless music and for keeping the rest of the guys together when they went over the deep end. Nice guys can finish first.
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Adrian Erlandsson has officially announced his departure from CRADLE OF FILTH after about seven years of service.Â His announcement follows the recent release of CRADLE OF FILTH‘s latest album, Thornography, as well as his increased involvement with several new bands including NEMHAIN (which is fronted by Erlandsson‘s wife, fetish model Morrigan Hel; a.k.a. Amber England) and NEEDLEEYE.
The former AT THE GATES/THE HAUNTED drummer made the official announcement via his MySpace page:
“It’s finally official, i have parted ways with CRADLE OF FILTH. To concentrate on all other interesting musical projects that I have going at the moment.
“The main one is NEMHAIN. We have just filmed a video for the song called ‘Ana‘ so keep your eyes open for that. The music in NEMHAIN is very different to the other stuff that i have been in the past but it lies very close to bands that i grew up listening too like RAMONES, MOTORHEAD.
“The other band i am working with is currently unnamed. We have been working on songs since the beginning of this summer and believe me they CRUSH!!!!Â The other members of the band will be made official very soon!! It is all serious players from across the globe that have left their mark on metal history in a big way with their past bands!!!Â We are currently working on a demo and have nine CRUSHING songs to choose from so stay tuned!!!
“Metal as we know it today will be no more!!
“My official website is currently being redone and will be relaunced very soon!! In the meantime feel free to message me via myspace!!”