Punk veterans the Misfits will pay tribute to late punk icon Joey Ramone when they headline Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash May 16 at New York's Webster Hall. Joining the Misfits in an all-star lineup wil

Punk veterans the Misfits will pay tribute to late punk icon Joey Ramone when they headline Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash May 16 at New York's Webster Hall. Joining the Misfits in an all-star lineup will be Jerry Only, as well as Black Flag veteran Dez Cadena and Marky Ramone.

Rocket From The Crypt will open the event that also promises special guests and video presentations. Former MTV personality Matt Pinfield will host the show. A special limited edition shirt will be sold at the show with proceeds to benefit the Lymphoma Foundation.

Ramone succumbed to lymphoma April 15, 2001. A few weeks later, what would have been his 50th birthday was celebrated with a New York tribute concert featuring Blondie, Cheap Trick, and the Damned, among others.

In related news, the Misfits launch their M25 Euro Encore May 19 at the Cockpit in Leeds, England. The two-week trek wraps June 1 at the Hydrogios in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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