The Ramones

12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 2019

Why Johnny Ramone Thought Lou Reed Was a Jerk

This article originally appeared in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. It was one of those humid summer days in 1979 when the…
Legs McNeil and John Holmstrom / October 8, 2019

Eurythmics: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the August 1985 issue of SPIN. The day Be Yourself Tonight lay tightly canned and set for the…
Simon Garfield / July 28, 2019

Paul Simon: Our 1987 Interview

This article originally appeared in the January 1987 issue of SPIN. There is this guy, call him Goatman, because that's what he sounds…
RJ Smith / July 21, 2019

Talking Heads: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the June 1985 issue of SPIN. The Talking Heads invented the modern rock band. They found that if you're…

First We Had the Velvet Underground, Then the Ramones, Then This Insane Real Estate Ad

There's no denying that Manhattan's East Village is hallowed ground for rock and punk history. It's the former site of CBGB's, the legendary club where…
Andy Cush / February 6, 2019

Watch the Ramones’ Previously Unseen Video for 1978’s “She’s the One”

The Ramones recently released a deluxe reissue of their 1978 fourth album Road to Ruin, and to promote it, they've dug up a previously unreleased video of…
Andy Cush / September 21, 2018

The 30 Weirdest Christmas Songs

Christmas songs are pretty fucking weird by definition. Whether praising the infant Jesus or celebrating the sounds, smells, and/or meteorological trends of late December in…
Richard Gehr / December 9, 2017

Watch the National Cover The Ramones’ “The KKK Took My Baby Away”

During their performance at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens Friday night, The National paid tribute to the neighborhood's most famous punk rockers, The Ramones. Frontman Matt…
Arielle Gordon / October 9, 2017

A History of ‘The Simpsons’ on Billboard’s Charts

Mmm, charts … Exactly 30 years ago, on April 19, 1987, The Simpsons' first skit appeared on Fox's The Tracey Ullman Show. Minute-long bits aired during…
Xander Zellner / April 19, 2017

The Ramones Will Get Their Own Street in Queens, N.Y.

This summer, New York City Council member Karen Koslowitz proposed Ramones Way, a Queens street renamed in honor of the iconic punk group. The idea…
Brian Josephs / October 4, 2016

Morrissey Does a Mean Ramones Cover

Maybe you've heard "Judy Is a Punk" a hundred times before, but have you listened to Morrissey sing it? You should, if only to hear that indistinct "aahhh-eee"
Anna Gaca / September 25, 2016

Sleater-Kinney Covered the Ramones’ ‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)’

Sleater-Kinney were in Cleveland, Ohio, this past Wednesday and decided to make things a little more ~festive~ when they emerged for their encore. Standing in front…
James Grebey / December 11, 2015

Hear Lou Reed Get Introduced to the Ramones’ Music in 1975

Legendary rock publicist Danny Fields is the subject of a new documentary titled Danny Says, directed by Brendan Toller (I Need That Record!). Fields, who…
Rachel Brodsky / December 30, 2014

The 100 Greatest Live Performances on YouTube

We're coming up on the tenth anniversary of YouTube next February, but really, it feels like the site has been around far longer. In fact,…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2014
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