Friday 15 December 2017

Ramone's book set to be released

Johnny Ramone began writing the book when he got ill
Johnny Ramone began writing the book when he got ill

Johnny Ramone's autobiography is finally being published, eight years after he died of prostate cancer.

Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone is set for release on April 2 by Abrams Image.

His widow, Linda, says he started writing the book when he got sick. She said: "It was like he knew he was dying, and he wanted to do something."

Ramone was one of the founding members of the legendary rock group and is considered one of rock's most influential guitarists. The 176-page book is filled with pictures selected by his wife.

The foreword is written by band mate Tommy Ramone and the epilogue is written by close friend Lisa Marie Presley.

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