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Album of Unreleased Demos by The Ramones' Joey Ramone Expected in May

Several incomplete demos by the late Joey Ramone -- written for the Ramones and for his solo projects -- have been completed by other artists and will be released on May 17. The album, Ya Know?, will be the first Joey Ramone release since 2002's Don't Worry About Me, another posthumous album. Overdubs have been provided by Joan Jett, Steven Van Zandt from the E Street Band, Richie Ramone and members of Cheap Trick. "We got friends who were really friends of Joey," producer Ed Stasium told Rolling Stone. The overdubs were recorded in New York City in 2010. Tracks include "Rock & Roll Is the Answer," "New York City" and "Waiting for That Railroad." Ramone died of lymphoma in 2001.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.