Copyright 1996-2009 -> for everything in this page by Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone



Ramainz was called Remains from December 1996 to the beginning of the 1999. The reason why they've changed their name from Remains to Ramainz: There was another band called Barry & The Remains, who did not like them using that name, so Barry called them and asked them to please change the spelling, and they did. There's a rumor that they changed the name to try to sound more like Ramones. Thats not true at all, it has nothing to do with Ramones. Even if it did, they have 2 Ramones in the band, so it wouldn't matter.

At first Remains/ Ramainz line-up was Dee Dee Ramone, CJ Ramone, Marky Ramone and Dee Dee's wife Barbara Zampini. First Remains show was at the Coney Island High School on December, 18, 1996.

Line-up changed all the time, also Ben Trokan (from Marky Ramone & The Intruders) was on guitar and many special guests. Last line-up was: Dee Dee, Marky and Barbara. Ramainz was side-project in the end, then in 2000 Marky had the Intruders, Dee Dee (RIP) concentrated on another book he was writing, and also Dee Dee released new album and toured lot.

Dee Dee, Marky and Barbara recorded live album Live in N.Y.C. The album is live from the Continental NYC, on July, 1997. It was released by GBMUSIC (UK) on June 15 1999. See album infos here. Also later album was released in Argentina by Pinhead Records etc.
(Dee Dee signed that album cover for me in 2000, my another version is signed by Dee Dee, Marky and Barbara, on it autographs are inside the booklet. Also I've got signed by them Remains setlists etc.).

Joan Jett's great debut album Bad Reputation was re-released and it has his performance of the Bad Reputation -song with the Remains (still then Remains) at Long Island Brewing Company on January, 20th,1998.

Old news: I want to keep also these on my site. November 13, 2000

Here's sad Ramainz-news. There was planned that Ramainz plays 4 gigs in Brazil, but sadly every gig had to cancel 'cause of Dee Dee's personal things... Dee Dee called to Marky that he can't come and that was pretty shock. The productors tried to resolve the situation calling CJ, but he had a lot of compromises and couldn't go. Ben Trokan was invited too to substitute Barbara.... Marky is confirmed and will play with Raimundos a set of Ramones' songs on that 89 FM Radio's Birthday Party. No other gigs confirmed. Thanks to Marky.

November 15: at Centro de Exposições Imigrantes (São Paulo, Brazil)- 89 FM Radio's Birthday Party, with Marky Ramone/ Raimundos, The Cult, Rumbora and other bands.

The Remains (Dee Dee, Marky and Barbara) were also at the Continental on February 20th. This show was recorded for a live CD with various bands. Marky's friend Trigger, who owns the club, wanted a Ramone name to be on the album, to help Continental. Continental took photos of Joey, Marky & Dee Dee standing together for the albums front cover of the live album.

RAMAINZ ALBUM INFOS (Release date June 15, 1999: GB MUSIC)