Official press release:
Earlier this year, Marky Ramone issued what is fast becoming known as the definitive book on the Ramones experience, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone. And the buzz about the book continues to grow; as Marky will be out promoting it with appearances. And while the book was originally issued in the U.S. on January 13th, it has just recently been released in such other territories as Brazil, England and Spain.
For Brazil you can purchase the book here
For England you can purchase the book here
Canadian fans should also keep an eye out for Marky, as he will appearing on August 6th at Phi Centre at 7:00 P.M in Montreal (presented by Heavy Montreal Festival and Grimposium), to sign his book and also answer questions as part of a Q&A with journalist Kim Kelly (Noisey, Vice).
Then, just a few days later on August 9th, Marky will be performing all the Ramones classics with his band, Marky Ramones’ Blitzkrieg (with Andrew WK), at the Heavy Montreal Festival. Also, a new, all-animated video clip has been issued for the song “I Wanna Win the Lottery” by Marky Ramone & the Intruders, which can be viewed here:
Marky explains about the song:
“Back in the nineties my friend won the NYS Lottery. I was struck by how his life changed overnight. It inspired me to write the song. It’s a universal daydream. The song was co-produced by me and my buddy, Lars Frederkisen from Rancid. A few years ago I met Laurent in Paris. He was a fan and came to my show. We share the same love of movies and anime. He asked if I would like him to do a video of ‘Wanna Win the Lottery’ and of course I told him yes.”
And the accolades continue to pile up concerning Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, including stellar feedback from New Noise Magazine (“Probably one of the best books yet about a punk band that managed to influence so many outside of the world of punk”), Kirkus (“The last Ramone standing dishes on Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy, but the drummer is a lot more revealing about his own remarkable life outside the famously dysfunctional band”), and Classic Rock Revisited
(“From driving his car in a drunken state through a retail store, to being the only Ramone to visit Joey on his deathbed, to keeping their music alive in the current day… this sucker will keep you reading, that is until you are done! Gabba Gabba Hey!”), among others.