Marky Ramone
Marky Ramone

Marc Steven Bell (born July 15, 1952) is an American drummer. He started enjoying in arduous rock bands within the New York Metropolis space, notably Mud and Estus. He was requested to drum for punk rock band Richard Hell and the Voidoids. He changed drummer Tommy Ramone within the Ramones in 1978, and glided by the stage title Marky Ramone from then on. He has additionally drummed for quite a few different punk rock and heavy steel bands, and along with his personal band Marky Ramone and the Intruders. He continues to maintain the Ramones legacy alive around the globe along with his band Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg.

Ramone lives in Brooklyn Heights along with his spouse, Marion Flynn.[1] In 2015, he launched his autobiography Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone.


In response to his autobiography, he and his twin brother Fred have been born at New York Infirmary for Indigent Girls and Kids on July 15, 1952, and is of Dutch ancestry on his father’s aspect and of French and German ancestry on his mom’s aspect.[2]

Musical profession

Bell started enjoying drums in 1971 with the arduous rock band Mud, that includes Kenny Aaronson on bass and Richie Clever on guitar, and produced by Kenny Kerner. Bell recorded two albums with the band, earlier than moving into the punk scene. In late 1972, following the dying of the New York Dolls’ unique drummer Billy Murcia, Bell was the one critically thought of various to the ultimately chosen Jerry Nolan.[3][4] “Jerry and I knew one another,” he stated. “When Billy died, I went all the way down to the loft the place the Dolls have been auditioning… I might do totally different time signatures, totally different accents, and I principally overplayed it – put in all these drum fills that weren’t vital. And Jerry simply saved the beat straight. So Jerry acquired it and I did not.”[5]

In 1973, Marky joined Estus and recorded an album of the identical title, produced by The Rolling Stones’ first producer, Andrew Loog Oldham. Bandmates for Estus included Harry Rumpf and Tom and John Nicholas. Within the mid-Nineteen Seventies, Bell joined Richard Hell and the Voidoids and performed on their first album, Clean Technology. In Could 1978, Tommy Ramone requested Bell to affix the Ramones; he accepted and was renamed Marky Ramone.

Marky was with the Ramones for the subsequent 5 years. He starred within the film Rock ‘n’ Roll Excessive Faculty, recorded the anthem, “I Wanna be Sedated”, and labored with legendary producer Phil Spector. After 5 albums with Dee Dee, Joey, and Johnny Ramone, Marky was requested to depart the band in February 1983 due to a consuming downside. He was changed by Richie Ramone who was himself changed 4 years later by Clem Burke of Blondie, who was requested to depart after solely two reveals. Marky returned clear and sober in August 1987, and performed 1,700 reveals and recorded ten studio albums with the band till their retirement in August 1996.[6]

In 1996, Marky joined Dee Dee Ramone to kind the Ramainz, performing Ramones songs.

In 2000, Marky joined Joey to file Joey’s solo album, entitled Do not Fear About Me. Joey instructed discuss present host Joe Franklin that Marky was his favourite drummer together with Keith Moon.

In 1997 and 1999, Marky recorded two albums along with his solo band Marky Ramone and the Intruders.
In 2001, he was introduced with a lifetime achievement award from MTV by U2 singer Bono.
In September 2004, Ramone served as govt producer and launched a Ramones DVD entitled Ramones: Uncooked, which featured footage of the band whereas on tour all around the world together with different numerous uncommon, classic footage. A lot of the candid footage is courtesy of Marky Ramone’s private video library. Ramones: Uncooked is the one licensed gold-selling Ramones DVD and certainly one of solely two US gold promoting releases within the Ramone total catalog, the opposite being the best hits double LP Ramones Mania. Ramones: Uncooked can also be the best charting launch in Ramones historical past.

On April 22, 2008, Marky Ramone appeared on a brand new CD in Canada enjoying drums with the Canadian punk band referred to as Teenage Head.[7] The CD was referred to as Teenage Head with Marky Ramone and was launched within the USA on June 10, 2008.

Marky on drums with Ken Stringfellow singing into a microphone

Ramone and Ken Stringfellow, 2016

Radio profession

Since 2005, he has hosted the present Punk Rock Blitzkrieg on Sirius XM. The present was initially aired on Faction (previously Channel 41), however has since been moved to 1st Wave (Channel 33) following the launch of Turbo on Channel 41 and the relocation of Faction to Channel 314 as an Xtra Channel. The present has been renamed to Marky Ramone’s 1st Wave Blitzkrieg.[8][9] In April 2018, Marky Ramone’s Punk Rock Blitzkrieg launched as a 24/7 channel (Channel 712) obtainable on-line just for Sirius XM subscribers. The channel options beforehand aired recordings of Marky Ramone’s 1st Wave Blitzkrieg.

TV appearances

  • In 1993, Ramone appeared with the Ramones within the episode “Rosebud” of The Simpsons.[10]
  • In October 2001, Ramone appeared on MTV accepting his lifetime achievement award introduced by Bono of U2.
  • Ramone appeared on Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations twice. On the 2007 Cleveland episode, he ate with Bourdain on the Michael Symon restaurant Lola and likewise toured the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame and Museum. Bourdain stated Bell permitted of the Ramones exhibit. On the 2010 “No Reservations Vacation Particular,” the 2 collect round a desk and focus on what they need from Santa Claus (he needed a hard-to-get Italian sports activities automotive).
  • In 2017, Ramone voiced a cartoon model of himself for Cartoon Community’s sequence Uncle Grandpa on the season 5 episode “Late Evening Good Morning with Uncle Grandpa”.
  • In 2017, Ramone appeared on the AMC present Comedian Guide Males the place he confirmed a bit of artwork he had created: a toy robotic composed of previous cell-phones.

Enterprise ventures

  • In 2009, Ramone teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger’s Hilfiger Denim to launch his personal clothes line consisting of leather-based jackets, denims and T-shirts, and his personal beer line.
  • He additionally has his personal line of pasta sauce, “Marky Ramone’s Brooklyn’s Personal Pasta Sauce”.[11]


In 2015, Ramone launched his autobiography Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone.[12]


  • Ramone’s hand prints are on the Hollywood Rock Stroll.
  • In March 2002, Ramone was inducted to the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame at New York’s Waldorf Astoria as a Ramone
  • Marky Ramone is the one dwelling Ramone who received the lifetime achievement award from the Grammy Awards for 2011.


With Mud:

  • 1971: Mud
  • 1972: Laborious Assault

With Estus:

  • 1973: Estus

With The Voidoids:

  • 1976: “One other World” (single)
  • 1977: “Clean Technology” (single)
  • 1977: Clean Technology (album)

With the Ramones:

  • Albums:
    • 1978: Highway to Wreck
    • 1979: Rock ‘n’ Roll Excessive Faculty soundtrack
    • 1980: Finish of the Century
    • 1981: Nice Desires
    • 1983: Subterranean Jungle
    • 1988: Ramones Mania (compilation)
    • 1989: Mind Drain
    • 1991: All of the Stuff (And Extra!) Quantity 2 (compilation)
    • 1991: Loco Stay [EU Version] (Stay)
    • 1992: Loco Stay [US Version] (Stay)
    • 1992: Mondo Bizarro
    • 1993: Acid Eaters
    • 1995: ¡Adios Amigos!
    • 1996: Best Hits Stay (Stay)
    • 1997: We’re Outta Right here! (Stay)
    • 1999: Hey Ho! Let’s Go: The Anthology (compilation)
    • 2002: Loud, Quick Ramones: Their Hardest Hits (compilation)
    • 2005: Bizarre Tales of the Ramones (compilation)
  • Singles:
    • 1978: “I Wanna Be Sedated”
    • 1978: “Needles and Pins” (1978)
    • 1979: “She’s the One” (1979)
    • 1979: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Excessive Faculty” (1979)
    • 1980: “Child, I Love You” (1980)
    • 1980: “Do You Keep in mind Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?” (1980)
    • 1981: “We Need the Airwaves” (1981)
    • 1981: “She’s a Sensation” (1981)
    • 1983: “Psycho Remedy” (1983)
    • 1983: “Time Has Come At this time” (1983)
    • 1989: “Pet Sematary” (1989)
    • 1989: “I Imagine in Miracles” (1989)
    • 1992: “Poison Coronary heart” (1992)
    • 1992: “Energy to Endure” (1992)
    • 1993: “Touring” (1993)
    • 1993: “Journey to the Heart of the Thoughts” (1993)
    • 1993: “Substitute” (1993)
    • 1994: “7 and seven Is” (1994)
    • 1995: “I Do not Need to Develop Up” (1995)
    • 1996: “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” (1996)

With Marky Ramone and the Intruders:

  • 1994: “Coward with the Gun” (single)
  • 1996: Marky Ramone & The Intruders
  • 1999: The Reply To Your Issues?[note 1]
  • 2006: Begin of the Century (disc 1)

With Dee Dee Ramone:

  • 1989: Standing within the Highlight (album)
  • 1997: “I Am Seeing U.F.O’s” (single)
  • 1997: Zonked/Ain’t It Enjoyable (album)[note 2]

With The Ramainz:

  • 1999: Stay in N.Y.C. (reside album)

With Joey Ramone:

  • 2001: “Merry Christmas (I Do not Need to Struggle Tonight)” (single)
  • 2002: “What a Great World” (single)
  • 2002: Do not Fear (album)
  • 2002: Christmas Spirit… In My Home (EP CD)
  • 2001: No If’s, And’s or However’s (album)
  • 2002: Legends Bleed (album)[note 3]

With Misfits:

  • 2003: Challenge 1950

With Osaka Popstar:

  • 2006: Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk


  • 2006: Begin of the Century (disc two, reside performances)

With Cherie Currie:

  • 2007– Cherry Bomb

With Teenage Head:

  • 2008: Teenage Head with Marky Ramone

With Bluesman:

  • 2008: “Cease Pondering” (single)

With Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg:

  • 2010: “When We Have been Angels” (single)
  • 2011: “If and When” (single)


  • 1979: Rock ‘n’ Roll Excessive Faculty (himself)
  • 1980: Clean Technology (member of the Voidoids)
  • 1993: Ramones – Across the World (himself, director, producer)
  • 1994: House Ghost Coast to Coast (himself)
  • 1997: We’re Outta Right here! (himself)
  • 2002: The Brooklyn Boys (Tommy)
  • 2003: Finish of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (himself)
  • 2004: Ramones: Uncooked (himself)
  • 2010: Lemmy (himself)
  • 2017: Uncle Grandpa Voice Function (himself)

Music video

Ramone produced, with Callicore Studio, two animated movies illustrating two songs from the Marky Ramone and the Intruders albums.

  • 2015: “I Wanna Win the Lottery”
  • 2016: “I Need My Beer”


  • Official web site Edit this at Wikidata
  • Marky Ramone at IMDb

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