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
10583 Comments


Goddamn :/ RIP

R6Rider
July 12th 2014
5116 Comments


Man, that's terrible.

R.I.P. Tommy

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LokitheTrickster
July 12th 2014
38 Comments


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

cvlts
July 12th 2014
9382 Comments


damn


RIP

Scoot
July 12th 2014
18636 Comments


rip hard

dimsim3478
July 12th 2014
7452 Comments


RIP

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emester
July 12th 2014
8079 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
12096 Comments


RIP

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

Greenpaw
July 12th 2014
223 Comments


Shit, RIP.

henryChinaski
July 12th 2014
3675 Comments


RIP Tommy

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014
7429 Comments


RIP...

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Pajolero
July 12th 2014
759 Comments


Way too early.

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Motiv3
July 12th 2014
8979 Comments


RIP

danielcardoso
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
11011 Comments


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

SoundEscape
July 12th 2014
17 Comments


R.I.P

sputnik1
July 12th 2014
304 Comments


R.I.P.

NeroCorleone80
July 12th 2014
34157 Comments


Fuck this. RIP

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Pennywise_M
July 12th 2014
7457 Comments


RIP

BigPleb
July 12th 2014
49877 Comments


The last one too, god damn.

RIP dude.

owen
July 12th 2014
4606 Comments


RIP
too young

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Arcade
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014
8211 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
13840 Comments


Damn RIP

MO
July 12th 2014
21589 Comments


fucking RIP hard

long live m/

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
4408 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
R.I.P.

NakedSnake
July 12th 2014
662 Comments


Tommy Ramone!?

hikingmetalpunk
July 12th 2014
1895 Comments


RIP

SnakeDelilah
July 12th 2014
18939 Comments


damn RIP

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beachdude
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
836 Comments


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

TheGreatQ
July 12th 2014
2468 Comments


:[

RIP

MyNameIsPencil
July 12th 2014
4826 Comments


Damn son R.I.P.

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Spec
July 12th 2014
34254 Comments


RIP



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pedro70512
July 12th 2014
4166 Comments


Really well-written article. Sad to hear.

GmemberKills
July 12th 2014
2871 Comments


RIP

MoosechriS
July 12th 2014
5918 Comments


rip dude

ShadowRemains
July 12th 2014
24540 Comments


rip hard

anarchistfish
July 12th 2014
25685 Comments


wow they're shit at staying alive

rip

deathschool
July 12th 2014
21525 Comments


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

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014
9884 Comments


FUCK ^

BeneaththeDarkOcean
July 12th 2014
687 Comments


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

Minushuman24
July 12th 2014
731 Comments


RIP


YoYoMancuso
July 12th 2014
12634 Comments


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

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tacos N stuff
July 12th 2014
1971 Comments


RIP
damn

Italianjesusfootball
July 12th 2014
288 Comments


Rip, damn.

joesmoe4000
July 12th 2014
534 Comments


RIP

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Tunaboy45
July 13th 2014
14440 Comments


Found out yesterday, fuck man. RIP Tommy.

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Green Baron
July 13th 2014
23152 Comments


Hard RIP

MuhNamesTyler
July 13th 2014
6054 Comments


Oh shiii


RIP

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Oswaldo88
July 13th 2014
34 Comments


R.I.P, Tommy Ramone

PappyMason
July 13th 2014
5702 Comments


R.I.P Tommy.

Legend.


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Midjicka
July 14th 2014
270 Comments


rip

Spluger
July 14th 2014
1577 Comments


R.I.P.

Gwyn.
July 14th 2014
16975 Comments


R.I.P.

ssj4gogeta17
July 14th 2014
86 Comments


R.I.P.

Flugmorph
July 15th 2014
15401 Comments


R.I.P.

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