About the Author
RICHIE RAMONE was one of the longstanding drummers in the Ramones. At a critical time, when the fate of the band was in limbo, the New Jersey native he came onboard as a full-time member and helped the band resurrect and thrive, recording several studio albums, writing songs, and playing on some of the biggest stages. Richie Ramone continues to record his own material and carry on a robust touring schedule. For more information, visit: richieramone.com. PETER AARON (Hudson Valley, NY) is the author of If You Like the Ramones and The Band FAQ, the music editor of Chronogram magazine, the front man of influential New York blues-punk band the Chrome Cranks, and a participant in other musical projects. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, the Boston Herald, and other publications.