Paul: This PAINTING is called DEMONIC and is a collaboration between my brother Mark Kostabi, Dee Dee Ramone and me Paul Kostabi. A guy in San Francisco bought it. He has a band called Yanni Rotten.


Copyrightę 2001 -> for everything in this page by Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone and Paul Kostabi

OBS, this is a short interview. You can find from my Rock In Peace: Dee Dee And Joey Ramone book 8,5 long and extensive interview I did with Paul Kostabi and Heidi Follin at their house.

Paul Kostabi has known Dee Dee for over ten years and has been painting and playing music much of his life. His works have appeared in galleries throughout the world. He's recorded numerous records with his band Youth Gone Mad for LA's Posh Boy Records and is currently living in New York City. Dee Dee recently suggested to Paul that they should collaborate on some artwork and the two have been going strong ever since.

Check out Empty Records to get some really cool Youth Gone Mad -records, some also feature Dee Dee Ramone And more about Youth Gone Mad.

Interview: January 25, 2001.

Jari-Pekka: 1) How did you met with Dee Dee?

Jari-Pekka: 2) You and your brother are worked some collaboration works together with Dee Dee. How many at all and can you tell something about them?

Jari-Pekka: 3) Can you tell something about this coming exhibition of your recent paintings, how wide exhibition is and is there your collaboration works also?

Jari-Pekka: 4) Can you introduce Follin Gallery?

Jari-Pekka: 5) How you describe Dee Dee like a painter?

Jari-Pekka: 6) Dee Dee painted cover arts for the Youth Gone Mad -releases: Rotten '7 and Pollenate-CD. Also played songs on Touching Cloth -CD? Do you wanna tell something about these?

Jari-Pekka:7) What Youth Gone Mad does next?

(Thanks really to you Paul Kostabi)