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

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Diamondize
July 12th 2014
1367 Comments


omg rip

Necrotica
July 12th 2014
10352 Comments


Goddamn :/ RIP

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R6Rider
July 12th 2014
4790 Comments


Man, that's terrible.

R.I.P. Tommy

LokitheTrickster
July 12th 2014
25 Comments


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

cvlts
July 12th 2014
9035 Comments


damn


RIP

Scoot
July 12th 2014
17988 Comments


rip hard

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dimsim3478
July 12th 2014
5786 Comments


RIP

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emester
July 12th 2014
4790 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
11090 Comments


RIP

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

Greenpaw
July 12th 2014
220 Comments


Shit, RIP.

henryChinaski
July 12th 2014
2917 Comments


RIP Tommy

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014
6511 Comments


RIP...

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Pajolero
July 12th 2014
307 Comments


Way too early.

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Motiv3
July 12th 2014
8957 Comments


RIP

danielcardoso
July 12th 2014
3071 Comments


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

SoundEscape
July 12th 2014
2 Comments


R.I.P

sputnik1
July 12th 2014
200 Comments


R.I.P.

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NeroCorleone80
July 12th 2014
30730 Comments


Fuck this. RIP

TheMoreira
July 12th 2014
7183 Comments


RIP

BigPleb
July 12th 2014
39624 Comments


The last one too, god damn.

RIP dude.

Owantjaaaa
July 12th 2014
3444 Comments


RIP
too young

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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
3792 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
10967 Comments


Damn RIP

MO
July 12th 2014
19311 Comments


fucking RIP hard

long live m/

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
4067 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
R.I.P.

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NakedSnake
July 12th 2014
403 Comments


Tommy Ramone!?

hikingmetalpunk
July 12th 2014
1249 Comments


RIP

SnakeDelilah
July 12th 2014
10172 Comments


damn RIP

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beachdude
July 12th 2014
464 Comments


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

TheGreatQ
July 12th 2014
1601 Comments


:[

RIP

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MyNameIsPencil
July 12th 2014
787 Comments


Damn son R.I.P.

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Spec
July 12th 2014
27538 Comments


RIP



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pedro70512
July 12th 2014
3956 Comments


Really well-written article. Sad to hear.

GmemberKills
July 12th 2014
1098 Comments


RIP

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MoosechriS
July 12th 2014
5080 Comments


rip dude

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ShadowRemains
July 12th 2014
21948 Comments


rip hard

fish.
July 12th 2014
22200 Comments


wow they're shit at staying alive

rip

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deathschool
July 12th 2014
12003 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
July 12th 2014
4820 Comments


FUCK ^

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BeneaththeDarkOcean
July 12th 2014
522 Comments


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

Minushuman24
July 12th 2014
331 Comments


RIP


YoYoMancuso
July 12th 2014
11319 Comments


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

tacos N stuff
July 12th 2014
429 Comments


RIP
damn

Italianjesusfootball
July 12th 2014
284 Comments


Rip, damn.

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joesmoe4000
July 12th 2014
402 Comments


RIP

Tunaboy45
July 13th 2014
5153 Comments


Found out yesterday, fuck man. RIP Tommy.

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Green Baron
July 13th 2014
21140 Comments


Hard RIP

MuhNamesTyler
July 13th 2014
4795 Comments


Oh shiii


RIP

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Oswaldo88
July 13th 2014
18 Comments


R.I.P, Tommy Ramone

PappyMason
July 13th 2014
1792 Comments


R.I.P Tommy.

Legend.


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Midjicka
July 14th 2014
239 Comments


rip

Spluger
July 14th 2014
1189 Comments


R.I.P.

Gwyn.
July 14th 2014
15462 Comments


R.I.P.

ssj4gogeta17
July 14th 2014
86 Comments


R.I.P.

Flugmorph
July 15th 2014
2252 Comments


R.I.P.



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