Johnny Ramone has passed away, he lost his battle with prostate cancer. There is a small article about it here. I’ll admit I was never a huge Ramones mark, which most fellow punks found odd, but I certainly undertand and appreciate their influence. I will have to dig the Ramones records out of the vault again and give them a spin. If there is some punk rock stage up in the sky, I hope the 3 Ramones we lost are headlining the bill.