Friday, November 7, 2008

Ramones Not A Happy Family

Wow. It seems that Mickey Leigh [president of Ramones productions and brother to the late Joey Ramone] was in a recent public dispute over politics with Linda Ramone [wife of the late Johnny Ramone].

See, Linda [who should NOT be using the Ramone surname in my opinion] has been involved with Meghan McCain, daughter of Senator McCain. Meghan is self-described punk rocker and argued that the ONLY way to be punk rock is to be conservative. Huh.

Meanwhile, Mickey responded to Linda's use of the surname "Ramone," saying:

"I just want it to be clear that Linda Cummings does not represent the political views of the Ramones. Surely, as for Joey Ramone, the only Ramones song he would sing at a Republican campaign event would be ‘Glad To See You Go!’"

http://www.punknews.org/article/31097

2 comments:

poppyrobbie said...

Johnny Ramone was a staunch Republican, though.

Weird, considering songs like "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg", eh?

Brent Snyder said...

Yes, Johnny was ... but Joey and Dee Dee, not so much.

And McCain? Not punk rock.