Johnny Ramone Tribute Set for Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 8/24
This year's event will be presented by Johnny Ramones' wife, LINDA RAMONE and hosted by Johnny's great friend ROB ZOMBIE, who will present a special outdoor screening under the stars of Zombie's classic film The Devil's Rejects.
For the all-star live jam, Zombie will be joined by Johnny's dear friend, punk legendSteve Jones (Sex Pistols) as well as Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses) plus very special surprise guests for some Ramones hits and punk rock classics. The concert will be held in the Hollywood Forever's Masonic Lodge and broadcast outside to the overflow crowd.
Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live) will also be appearing at the tribute and will bring along his punk rock alter ego, Ian Rubbish, to the festivities.
Metallica guitarist Kirk "Von" Hammett's special collection of horror movie memorabilia will also be on hand for fans to check out. Rarely seen in public, the collection includes a treasure trove of movie posters, props, toys and costumes from his personal collection.
There will also be an autograph signing session featuring the cult stars from Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects."
Cited by both Time and Rolling Stone magazines as one of the most influential guitarists ever, the JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE brings family, friends and fans together to celebrate the late punk guitarist's music and legacy with Q&A sessions, screenings of Johnny's favorite movies and musical guests. Past participants have included Tommy Ramone, Johnny Depp, Rob Zombie, Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, Chris Cornell, Nick Cage, Kirk Hammett, Steve Jones, Rose McGowan, Henry Rollins, John Waters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shepard Fairey, Dita Von Teese and Billy Zoom, among many others.
--Advance General Admission is $19
--Day-Of General Admission is $25
Gates open at 5 P.M. Families and children are welcome, with kids 12 and under getting in free.
VIP admission is $45, which enables the ticket-buyer to receive food and cocktails courtesy of Stillhouse Spirits, admission to the VIP area, and VIP seating for the simulcast of the all-star Ramones set and movie screening.
All Access is $75, limited to the first 200 buyers, and will allow the ticket-holder access to the VIP areas, and also entry to the all-star Ramones tribute concert inside Hollywood Forever's Masonic Lodge.
Proceeds benefit the Johnny Ramone Foundation and Dr. David Agus, USC.