Dee Dee Ramone: New Book (Book Signing Tomorrow - June 8th) and CD/DVD ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Dee Dee Ramone: New Book (Book Signing Tomorrow - June 8th) and CD/DVD

Dee Dee Ramone's legacy lives on...

Vera Ramone King Reads from 'Poisoned Heart' Tomorrow Night at Barnes & Noble in TribecaVera Ramone King, who was married to Dee Dee from 1979 - 1995, will be reading from her new book "Poisoned Heart: I Married Dee Dee Ramone" tomorrow evening. The reading and book signing takes place at Barnes and Noble's Tribeca store (97 Warren Street) and starts at 7PM.

There is a in-depth interview with Vera posted to the Suicide Girls website.

Dee Dee Ramone - History on My Arms DVD comes out June 16thThe other new release is a re-release of Lech Kowalski's 2003 documentary "Hey Is Dee Dee Home" with two new short films and a bonus CD. The first of the short films, "History on My Arms", "captures Dee Dee's extraordinary personality in a way that has never been done before. Kowalski was struck by how playful and direct he was with the camera. How he wanted to connect with something inside of himself and expose his true nature."

In the second film, "Vom In Paris", Kowalski invited Vom Ritchie, currently drummer for Die Toten Hosen, to come to Paris to explain the Dee Ramone/Johnny Thunders feud as he remembers it. He was the drummer on those sessions and affectionately and vividly differs with what Dee Dee said, but somehow you get the impression that both of them are right. The bonus CD entitled "Dee Dee Blues" is a re-mastered collection of guitar recordings Dee Dee made in the early 90's.

Dee Dee Ramone's MySpace Page
(Most of the old Dee Dee Ramone sites are 'gone')