Tommy Ramone, 1952-2014

2014-07-12 by Nu Metal | 57 Comments
Tommy Ramone, drummer for, and last surviving original member of punk rock Icons The Ramones, has succumbed to cancer at the age of 62.

Originally born as Thomas Erdelyi, he was born in Hungary in 1952 to Holocaust survivors who later immigrated to the United States. In his youth, he would meet John
Cummings (Johnny Ramone) and the two would perform together in the mid 60s. Originally slated to be the manager of the Ramones, he quickly moved to drums not long after the
bands formation. He would remain their drummer in the formative years of the Ramones before being replaced by Marky Ramone. However, Tommy would work behind the scenes
again, helping produce the next string of albums by the Ramones.

Along with being a part of the formation for one of the most recognizable rock acts in history, Tommy was also an accomplished producer and songwriter having written a
majority of the smash hit single Blitzkrieg Bop.

Outside of the Ramones, Tommy over his career help produce albums for a slew of musicians including the Replacements and even Jimi Hendrix.

The Rock n Roll community has lost a pioneer and bonafide legend as he joins the rest of the original members of the Ramones in peaceful slumber. Rest in Power, Tommy
Ramone.



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Dancedrewdance
July 12th 2014
1169 Comments


Fucking shit r.i.p

Diamondize
July 12th 2014
1367 Comments


omg rip

Necrotica
July 12th 2014
10584 Comments


Goddamn :/ RIP

R6Rider
July 12th 2014
5087 Comments


Man, that's terrible.

R.I.P. Tommy

LokitheTrickster
July 12th 2014
36 Comments


Sucks that he's gone. R.I.P. Tommy.

cvlts
July 12th 2014
9312 Comments


damn


RIP

Scoot
July 12th 2014
18452 Comments


rip hard

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dimsim3478
July 12th 2014
7182 Comments


RIP

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emester
July 12th 2014
7541 Comments


Rip never was a fan of these guys. Regardless though it really is a shame to see him pass away

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XingKing
July 12th 2014
11869 Comments


RIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6U3vRGyE8w

Greenpaw
July 12th 2014
223 Comments


Shit, RIP.

henryChinaski
July 12th 2014
3457 Comments


RIP Tommy

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014
7152 Comments


RIP...

Pajolero
July 12th 2014
529 Comments


Way too early.

Motiv3
July 12th 2014
8978 Comments


RIP

danielcardoso
July 12th 2014
8163 Comments


Oh man, that's sad to hear... RIP.

SoundEscape
July 12th 2014
17 Comments


R.I.P

sputnik1
July 12th 2014
291 Comments


R.I.P.

NeroCorleone80
July 12th 2014
33726 Comments


Fuck this. RIP

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Pennywise_M
July 12th 2014
7454 Comments


RIP

BigPleb
July 12th 2014
46489 Comments


The last one too, god damn.

RIP dude.

owen
July 12th 2014
3952 Comments


RIP
too young

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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
7724 Comments


Jesus christ this is depressing

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txd1986
July 12th 2014
1 Comments


RIP Tommy
Long live The Ramones!

BMDrummer
July 12th 2014
13706 Comments


Damn RIP

MO
July 12th 2014
20837 Comments


fucking RIP hard

long live m/

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
4401 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
R.I.P.

NakedSnake
July 12th 2014
662 Comments


Tommy Ramone!?

hikingmetalpunk
July 12th 2014
1754 Comments


RIP

SnakeDelilah
July 12th 2014
16081 Comments


damn RIP

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beachdude
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
784 Comments


Oh my god... can't believe they've all passed. RIP

TheGreatQ
July 12th 2014
2299 Comments


:[

RIP

MyNameIsPencil
July 12th 2014
3776 Comments


Damn son R.I.P.

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Spec
July 12th 2014
31320 Comments


RIP



pedro70512
July 12th 2014
4158 Comments


Really well-written article. Sad to hear.

GmemberKills
July 12th 2014
2058 Comments


RIP

MoosechriS
July 12th 2014
5748 Comments


rip dude

ShadowRemains
July 12th 2014
23787 Comments


rip hard

anarchistfish
July 12th 2014
25109 Comments


wow they're shit at staying alive

rip

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deathschool
July 12th 2014
20484 Comments


I had no idea he was born to a family of Holocaust survivors. That definitely gives Blitzkrieg Bop a darker connotation. RIP

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Gameofmetal
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
9341 Comments


FUCK ^

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BeneaththeDarkOcean
July 12th 2014
659 Comments


Damn, truly R.I.P. Also, wtf to the Blitzkrieg Bop thing, that's crazy!

Minushuman24
July 12th 2014
596 Comments


RIP


YoYoMancuso
July 12th 2014
12441 Comments


Man, 62 and the last surviving member that's messed up

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tacos N stuff
July 12th 2014
1528 Comments


RIP
damn

Italianjesusfootball
July 12th 2014
288 Comments


Rip, damn.

joesmoe4000
July 12th 2014
519 Comments


RIP

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Tunaboy45
July 13th 2014
12572 Comments


Found out yesterday, fuck man. RIP Tommy.

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Green Baron
July 13th 2014
22409 Comments


Hard RIP

MuhNamesTyler
July 13th 2014
5672 Comments


Oh shiii


RIP

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Oswaldo88
July 13th 2014
31 Comments


R.I.P, Tommy Ramone

PappyMason
July 13th 2014
5408 Comments


R.I.P Tommy.

Legend.


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Midjicka
July 14th 2014
249 Comments


rip

Spluger
July 14th 2014
1216 Comments


R.I.P.

Gwyn.
July 14th 2014
16736 Comments


R.I.P.

ssj4gogeta17
July 14th 2014
86 Comments


R.I.P.

Flugmorph
July 15th 2014
11222 Comments


R.I.P.

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