Vedder, Peppers Salute The Ramones
A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones' 30th anniversary party Sept. 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili PepperA star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones' 30th anniversary party Sept. 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers members Flea and John Frusciante, Henry Rollins and Rancid's Tim Armstrong are scheduled to perform with Marky and C.J. Ramone as well as producer Daniel Rey at the event.
The show, which is already sold out, will begin with a set by the Dickies, followed by "two very special unmentionable bands," according to RamonesWorld.com, and an address by former drummer Tommy Ramone.
Additional guests confirmed to join Marky and Johnny include Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz, the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones, Blink 182's Mark Hoppus, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Dickie Barrett, Pete Yorn and Rooney's Robert Carmine. Further artists are expected to be added to the bill.
A number of these acts appeared on the 2003 Ramones tribute album "We're a Happy Family," including event host Rob Zombie.
Beyond live performances, the evening will host a "once in a lifetime exhibition of Ramones memorabilia," according to the site.
The Avalon hosted the Ramones' final show in 1996. Proceeds from the bash will be donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation and the Cedars-Sinai Prostate Cancer Research Center.
As previously reported, Marky shot the bulk of the footage on the upcoming Ramones DVD "Raw," due Sept. 28 via Image Entertainment.