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Richie Ramone To Read ‘The Unauthorised Biography – RAMONES’.

The drummer is to hosts ‘punk rock story time’ at NYC East Village bookstore and art gallery on February 5.

Richie Ramone drummed in the Ramones from 1983 to 1987. He pounded the skins on the albums Too Tough to Die,’Animal Boyand ‘Halfway to Sanitysmashing out the rhythm on tracks like ‘Wart Hog,’ ‘My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg),’ and ‘Weasel Face.’

On Saturday, February 5 at 2 pm, he will read “The Unauthorised Biography – RAMONES,” a picture book for younger Ramones fans at Village Works bookstore, in the East Village.

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The independent shop exclusively sells books from New York-based authors and also showcases and sells the work of emerging artists. From photo exhibitions to graffiti legends, the East Village storefront is a platform for creatives of all walks of NYC.

In addition to playing the drums, guitar, Richie Ramone is an author himself. In 2018, he released “I Know Better Now: My Life Before, During and After the Ramones,” which he wrote with music editor of Chronogram magazine Peter Aaron

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During the past decade, he also revitalised his solo career, unleashing his first solo LP “Entitled” in 2013, and its follow-up, “Cellophane,” in 2016.

The punk icon will tour with his solo band this year, kicking things off March 23 in Worcester, MA with Public Nature as his supporting act. Tickets for Richie Ramone’s USA tour – as well as a link to purchase his autobiography – are available through his official website.

To book your free tickets please RSVP at urbanworksnyc@gmail.com. Over 8-year olds welcomed.

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