Richie Ramone is the fastest, most powerful drummer who ever played with the legendary punk rock band the Ramones. He joined the Ramones in 1983 and performed in over 500 showssaround the world with the Ramones. Richie was the only Ramones drummer to sing lead vocals and to be the sole composer of Ramones songs which appear on the albums Animal Boy, Too Tough to Die and Halfway to Sanity. Richie's song, "Somebody Put Something in My Drink," became a fan favorite and was included on "Ramones Mania," the only Ramones album to go gold as well as "Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits," an album comprised of songs hand picked by Johnny Ramone as the Ramones' best works. Punk rock icon, Joey Ramone, remarked that "[Richie] saved the band as far as I'm concerned. He's the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band." On October 8, 2013, Richie released his first solo
album, "Entitled," which features new songs written by Richie as well as new recordings of songs he wrote for the Ramones. Billboard notes, "Richie's 12 freshest cuts aim to please fans of both rock and metal with its blend of power chord-chugging simplicity and guitar hero virtuosity."
Fat By the Gallon
FAT BY THE GALLON: Born in 2002, same bad name.
The Dolly Llamas
The Dolly Llamas aka Forrest James and Something Strange are made up of Jett Middlebrooks on drums and the Llama Man Forrest Cook (me) on Gits, yells and angelic melodies. We play what we want and try to have as much fun as we can pack into these jams as possible. Long time friends, this hooligan association has blossomed into something as beautiful as two putrid slime balls can get. This is a garage band. We play Rock and Roll in punk rock jackets. Forrest (me, again) is a long time skater, writer, punker, and devout follower of the Cthulhu cult, while Jett sticks to video games, horror movies, and plain old Beelzebub. This is a fun band, so smile... and enjoy the music.
The band was formed in 2013. Our first Album was released in Spring of 2015 and is available at shows, and is free to hear at http://www.reverbnation.com/thedollyllamas13 and https://soundcloud.com/the-dolly-llamas along with our origional three song demo.
Hitting every pool party, basement venue and house show possible since the summer of 2011, Ft. Worth’s Dead Words aren’t afraid to have fun in the name of punk rock. With subject matter running the gamut from Star Wars and girls to politics and personal introspection, Dead Words just write the music they want. Their musical inspiration ranges from punk icons the Ramones, Descendents and NOFX to 90’s alt-rock, folk punk and beach pop. When not showing up at your mom’s house to play a show in her kitchen, the band can be found playing festivals in the United States and Canada, or sharing the stage with influential punk and hardcore acts Richie Ramone, Guttermouth, SWMRS, H2O, Madball, Pears, Cruel Hand, Punk Rock Karaoke, Svetlanas, Direct Hit!, and tons more. In 2014, the band released the Hey Rockers! EP, and July 22, 2016 will see the release of their second EP, Good Grief. In the words of Dead Words vocalist Garrett Hollowell, Good Grief is “about juggling life on the road and life at home, and the way things change when you’re away on tour.”