TOO TOUGH TO DIE DOCUMENTARY PREVIEW IN LOS ANGELES, USA ON JUNE 29,
Copyright 2007 -> : Text and photos: Jari-Pekka
Laitio-Ramone, Gaston and Javier Sanchez, Carlos Anguiano...
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Photos: Upper: Arturo Vega is holding up Joey Ramone's
stage worn shirt
Dee Ramone's shirt that inspired the Ramones eagle logo.
Lower: Marky Ramone and Gaston Sanchez.
Ramones creative director Arturo Vega and Johnny Ramone's wife Linda
hosted and organised Too Tough To Die documentary preview at the
Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles, California, USA on June
29th, 2007. Documentary is produced and
directed by Mandy Stein, consists of 2 highly exciting yet emotional
parts. The first part is from the Ramones 30th anniversary concert which
took place at the Palace in Los Angeles on September 12, 2004, just 3
days before the Johnny Ramone became an angel. The event was
meticulously produced by Arturo Vega and Joe Sib, and it included Tommy,
Marky and CJ Ramone, and for example also performances by Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Dickies, X, Eddie Vedder, Steve Jones, Rob Zombie, Daniel Rey,
Henry Rollins, Pete Yorn, Tim Armstrong... In addition there are
commentaries from Lisa Marie Presley, Sonic Youth, Seymour Stein
The second part of the documentary covers the bittersweet tribute
ceremony unveiling the Johnny Ramone monument at Hollywood Forever, also
the resting place of Dee Dee Ramone. The beautiful bronze statue
captures Johnny, larger than life, clad in his signature Ramones outfit
and playing guitar.
Also on June 29th, 2007 was shown the Ramones performing live at the
legendary US festival in Southern California in 1982. The
performance was professionally captured via a 4 camera shoot and
recorded onto 24 tracks. Ramones producer Ed Stasium has mixed the sound
for the film.
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