It’s time Marc Bell told the real story. Marc is Marky Ramone and was a member of The Ramones’ from 1978 to 1996 (with a personal hiatus thrown in there) and he had one thing in mind when he wrote this memoir and that was ‘to set the record straight’. “It was time to quell the exaggerations,” he tells Billboard Magazine, “It’s not just about the Ramones; it’s my whole life story leading up to that and afterwards”. The book describes important events during the Ramones’ 22 year history and quells rumours such as the time it was suggested that Phil Spector held a gun to the band in the studio, but he didn’t…so in the studio, when we recorded End Of The Century at Gold Star no one pointed a gun at anybody”.
Punk Rock Blitzkrieg also documents Ramone’s pre-Ramones days with Dust, Richard Hell & the Voidoids and Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys, and subsequent stints with Dee Dee in the Ramainz, The Misfits and others. He currently leads his own Ramones tribute band, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg.