This is the unvarnished truth behind the legendary Ramones told by the one living member of their most legendary line-up. This is the thrilling first-hand account of how four misfits survived and thrived in the ratty underground New York Punk scene to become one of the most iconic bands in Rock music. Every rock star worth their salt has been pictured wearing a Ramones t-shirt.
Marc Bell grew up in Queens, NYC, and had already made a name for himself but when he accepted the invitation fromJohnny, Joey and Dee Dee, his ferocious rhythms were instrumental in pounding out a new, rough-edged era for ock and roll. Marky’s own story is also riveting.
From his own struggles with alcoholism and rehab to being kicked out of the group,he paints an unflinching picture of what it took to survive the most brutal decade and galvanise a generation. It is the book their millions of fans have been waiting for. Marky is eager to use his own media connections to promote the book, and continues to tour today, showcasing his legendary playing worldwide 75 times a year.