June 17, 2004

Bye bye Johnny?

The ultimate punk group is about to loose another founding member.

Guitarist Johnny Ramone of The Ramones is fighting cancer. Rolling Stone quotes drummer Marky Ramone as saying Johnny Ramone is in a Los Angeles hospital battling prostate cancer. He was diagnosed with it four years ago. Marky Ramone says Johnny has been "a champ in confronting this," but he adds, "At this point I think the chances are slim."

Singer Joey Ramone died of cancer and bass player Deedee Ramone succumbed to drug abuse.

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