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.



Tagged: Ramones

Comments:Add a Comment 
Dancedrewdance
July 12th 2014
1169 Comments


Fucking shit r.i.p

Diamondize
July 12th 2014
1367 Comments


omg rip

Necrotica
July 12th 2014
10556 Comments


Goddamn :/ RIP

Digging: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

R6Rider
July 12th 2014
4830 Comments


Man, that's terrible.

R.I.P. Tommy

Digging: Thou / The Body - You, Whom I Have Always Hated

LokitheTrickster
July 12th 2014
26 Comments


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

cvlts
July 12th 2014
9066 Comments


damn


RIP

Digging: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

Scoot
July 12th 2014
18036 Comments


rip hard

Digging: The Wrens - The Meadowlands

dimsim3478
July 12th 2014
5939 Comments


RIP

Digging: Lost Salt Blood Purges - The Voids We All Long For

emester
July 12th 2014
5052 Comments


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

Digging: Nesseria - Nesseria

XingKing
July 12th 2014
11090 Comments


RIP

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

Greenpaw
July 12th 2014
220 Comments


Shit, RIP.

henryChinaski
July 12th 2014
2987 Comments


RIP Tommy

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014
6557 Comments


RIP...

Digging: Devil's Train - II

Pajolero
July 12th 2014
315 Comments


Way too early.

Motiv3
July 12th 2014
8957 Comments


RIP

danielcardoso
July 12th 2014
3114 Comments


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

SoundEscape
July 12th 2014
2 Comments


R.I.P

sputnik1
July 12th 2014
212 Comments


R.I.P.

Digging: Leviathan - Scar Sighted

NeroCorleone80
July 12th 2014
30998 Comments


Fuck this. RIP

TheMoreira
July 12th 2014
7183 Comments


RIP

BigPleb
July 12th 2014
39991 Comments


The last one too, god damn.

RIP dude.

Owantjaaaa
July 12th 2014
3464 Comments


RIP
too young

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
4150 Comments


Jesus christ this is depressing

Digging: Liturgy - The Ark Work

txd1986
July 12th 2014
1 Comments


RIP Tommy
Long live The Ramones!

BMDrummer
July 12th 2014
11188 Comments


Damn RIP

MO
July 12th 2014
19408 Comments


fucking RIP hard

long live m/

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
4154 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
R.I.P.

Digging: Death Grips - The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death

NakedSnake
July 12th 2014
485 Comments


Tommy Ramone!?

hikingmetalpunk
July 12th 2014
1284 Comments


RIP

SnakeDelilah
July 12th 2014
10459 Comments


damn RIP

Digging: Loma Prieta - I.V.

beachdude
July 12th 2014
485 Comments


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

Digging: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

TheGreatQ
July 12th 2014
1629 Comments


:[

RIP

Digging: Purity Ring - Another Eternity

MyNameIsPencil
July 12th 2014
854 Comments


Damn son R.I.P.

Digging: Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye

Spec
July 12th 2014
27777 Comments


RIP



pedro70512
July 12th 2014
4036 Comments


Really well-written article. Sad to hear.

GmemberKills
July 12th 2014
1127 Comments


RIP

Digging: Nayru - This Disease of Language

MoosechriS
July 12th 2014
5099 Comments


rip dude

ShadowRemains
July 12th 2014
22040 Comments


rip hard

fish.
July 12th 2014
22266 Comments


wow they're shit at staying alive

rip

deathschool
July 12th 2014
13033 Comments


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

Digging: Death Grips - The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death

Gameofmetal
July 12th 2014
5217 Comments


FUCK ^

Digging: Galar - De Gjenlevende

BeneaththeDarkOcean
July 12th 2014
536 Comments


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

Minushuman24
July 12th 2014
334 Comments


RIP


YoYoMancuso
July 12th 2014
11403 Comments


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

Digging: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

tacos N stuff
July 12th 2014
436 Comments


RIP
damn

Digging: Ufomammut - Ecate

Italianjesusfootball
July 12th 2014
285 Comments


Rip, damn.

Digging: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

joesmoe4000
July 12th 2014
432 Comments


RIP

Tunaboy45
July 13th 2014
6054 Comments


Found out yesterday, fuck man. RIP Tommy.

Digging: Bjork - Vulnicura

Green Baron
July 13th 2014
21471 Comments


Hard RIP

Digging: Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.

MuhNamesTyler
July 13th 2014
4914 Comments


Oh shiii


RIP

Oswaldo88
July 13th 2014
18 Comments


R.I.P, Tommy Ramone

PappyMason
July 13th 2014
1902 Comments


R.I.P Tommy.

Legend.


Digging: Bam Circa 86 - GodspeedJahbless

Midjicka
July 14th 2014
239 Comments


rip

Spluger
July 14th 2014
1189 Comments


R.I.P.

Gwyn.
July 14th 2014
15538 Comments


R.I.P.

ssj4gogeta17
July 14th 2014
86 Comments


R.I.P.

Flugmorph
July 15th 2014
3172 Comments


R.I.P.

Digging: Katatonia/Primordial - Split



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





MOST VIEWED NEWS

Slint guitarist survives suicide ..
Tool + Mastodon supergroup
Scarlett Johansson forms band
Muse unleash new single
Nickelback get groovy
New Godspeed You! Black Emperor a..
New Muse song
Steven Wilson premieres new tune
New Incubus Song
Kendrick Lamar unveils new single



OTHER RECENT NEWS

KEN mode premiere new video
Gouge stream debut album
Cursed Legacy to crowdfund new ro..
Leprous details new album
Plain White T's enjoy Lipton
Waxahatchee streams Ivy Tripp
Asa creates indiegogo campaign
Frank Carter unveils new band
Lost Salt Blood Purges streams Vo..
Nils Frahm issues out demos
Sickening Horror stream new LP
Flower Jesus drop new song
Portico stream new album
Arcturus post new song
John Renbourn passes away

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
Ramones
Meltdown With The Ramones
Ramones
Greatest Hits
Ramones
Weird Tales of the Ramones
Ramones
NYC 1978
Ramones
The Chrysalis Years
FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy