Drummer Marky Ramone Recounts His Personal ‘Punk Rock Blitzkrieg’ In New Autobiography

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Though relegated to being a cult band during their time together on this Earth, few bands can claim to have had as great an influence on rock n’ roll music as Forest Hills finest, the Ramones. Their 1976 debut album effectively launched the punk rock explosion, both in their native New York City and in the U.K., where their distorted, three-chord buzzsaw anthems inspired first wave English punkers like The Clash and Damned. Joining in time for the band’s monumental fourth album Road to Ruin, drummer Marky Ramone was there for the band’s heyday and was the band’s longest serving drummer, after having played with Brooklyn proto-metal band Dust and seminal CBGB’s mainstays Richard Hell and The Voidoids. His new autobiography Punk Rock Blitzkrieg chronicles a life in music, from being a teenage rock n’ roll fan in the ‘60s to touring the world with brothers Ramone. It’s an essential read for fans of rock in its purest essence and Marky talked to his about his motivations for the book, the Ramones worldwide legacy and his future plans. Read more…

Listen To Ed Sheeran’s Stunning Cover Of “Vincent” During ‘VH1 Storytellers’

by (@monsieurhodge)

Last night Ed Sheeran broke TV with his unforgettable live VH1 Storyteller performance in Dublin. Whether you were turning up at Whelan’s bar or home singing-along on the couch, it was an event you didn’t want to miss. He played hit after hit, including “Thinking out Loud,” “Don’t” and “Lego House,” but one that really stood out was a jaw-dropping cover of “Vincent” by Don McLean.

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The Most ’90s Music Magazine Covers That Have Ever Happened

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Long before Kim’s #BreakTheInternet Paper magazine cover —when hashtags were just pound signs— magazine covers were a whole lot simpler. In that mythical time known as the 1990s, our favorite artists like Fiona Apple, Janet Jackson and Beck posed with unironic joy, donned pleather outfits, and were surrounded by vague references to “hi-tech” things. We took a stroll down memory lane and picked up 35 of the splashiest ’90s covers from alt-rock to hip-hop on the covers of Rolling Stone to Spin.

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Rihanna Drops Stripped Down New Song “FourFiveSeconds” Featuring Kanye West + Paul McCartney

by (@JordanRuntagh)

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It’s here! Rihanna shared a sneak peek of her new music on Twitter tonight, and it’s better than we could have imagined. New Riri tracks are always a reason to celebrate (especially after a too-long two years), but this track boasts appearances from both Kanye West AND Sir Paul McCartney! Thank you for making our wildest pop dreams come true, Rihanna…

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Jay Z Wants to Better New York Together in Police Relations Plan Statement

by (@monsieurhodge)

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Last Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo detailed a six-point plan to reform police and community relations during his annual State of the State Address, and Jay Z is in full support, which is a little surprising due to the negative statements from a former Governor. He released a statement via Capitol Confidential about his reaction to the relation plan. Read below:

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Ed Sheeran’s ‘VH1 Storytellers’ Performance Is All You Need To Watch This Weekend

by (@hernameislex)

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Tickets to Ed Sheeran’s Dublin performance for VH1 Storytellers are officially sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch the show anyway. And you should, because Ed is up for four Brit Awards and two Grammys. Tune in to VH1 Storytellers TONIGHT (January 24) at 7PM ET/PT on VH1. If you can’t get to a TV, stream the whole performance here at Storytellers.VH1.com – except if you’re in the UK, Ireland, France, or Monaco – and an exclusive worldwide continuation featuring Ed-ditional stories live at 8PM ET/PT.

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