1234. I was a Ramones fan ever since I was young and got to see them in the 80's when Dee Dee was still with them.
We were lucky enough to watch this film with Marky Ramone himself in London when it came out. We even got to sit with him. At the time we had started a tribute band 'Ramones Clones' and he was really helpful with details about the kit and style of his playing.
When the cinema played the extras section instead of the movie they came in and apologised. Marky was so cool he just smiled and said something like 'It's okay, we'll all just chill here and have some coffee, no problem.'
The film itself was really moving as Johnny was in a bad way and it pivots around a gig with loads of great musicians doing Ramones songs including Marky, CJ, Henry Rollins, Eddie Vedder, Daniel Rey (Ramones Producer who plays like Johnny) intercut with interviews and footage, people like Debbie Harry and Joe Strummer talk about the band. If you loved the Ramones then this is a great film to add to the collection. It's sad now we've lost three of them and it covers the loss of the band members very poignantly .... however their music rocks on forever! They were the Beatles of their genre to me. Timeless.
Marky waited around afterward to meet fans and have pictures taken, really polite and cool! I got the DVD when it came out and we watched it as a band. I left the bass duties but the singer carried on in a new line up. It's not the real thing but Ramones Clones hope to keep the music alive for fans old and new!
Hey Ho Let's Go!