Marc Bell started honing his skills on the skins in the 1970s with Brooklyn hard rock band Dust, before joining Wayne County to form Wayne County and the BackStreet Boys. Wayne’s outrages on stage antics and cross-dressing attracted fans’ attention and gained them a cult following.
A year and a half later he joined Richard Hell, Bob Quine and Ivan Julian to form Richard Hell & The Voidoids, releasing their groundbreaking debut album, ‘Blank Generation’ on Sire Records in 1977. It was a support tour for The Clash with The Voidoids that lead him to meet Dee Dee Ramone, who invited him to join the seminal punk rockers, and in the spring of 1978, Marc Bell became Marky Ramone.
A couple of weeks later, The Ramones entered the studio to record ‘Road to Ruin’, featuring the single ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’ which became one of the band’s most well known tracks. And the rest, as they say…..is Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame worthy history.
With a career spanning over 30 years, spent sharing stages across the world with some of the most influential musicians of this modern era and making countless albums and numerous films, Marky Ramone is showing no signs of slowing down. With his new band Blitzkrieg, featuring ex-Misfit Michale Graves on vocals, in toe; he will invade Australia in April 2009 for a national tour, playing set lists full of Ramones favourites!
April 8th – The Corner, Melbourne VIC
Tickets available at Melb-Corner Box Office or phone bookings on (03) 9427 9198
& online bookings http://www.cornerhotel.com
April 9th – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
April 11th – Capitol Theatre, Perth WA
Mills, Star Surf, Planet & http://www.heatseeker.com.au
April 13th – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide SA
April 14th – Step Inn, Brisbane QLD
Tickets available at Rockinghorse, Kill The Music, Butterbeats (City & Valley), Gooble
Warming (West End), Rockaway (Springwood), Mosh Pit (Maroochydore), Sunflower
(Pacific Fair, Broadbeach), The Cooly (Coolangatta), http://www.oztix.com.au & phonecharge 1300 762 545.