Late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone's second solo effort, …Ya Know? won't be released until Tuesday, but RollingStone.com is offering fans a free preview of the entire album now. The collection features tracks the singer recorded as demos that were subsequently fleshed out by Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, as well as longtime Ramones producer Ed Stasium and a star-studded list of musicians.
Among the many stars who contributed to …Ya Know? are Joan Jett, The E Street Band's Little Steven Van Zandt, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, longtime Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, and ex-Ramones drummer Richie Ramone. Little Steven also wrote the album's liner notes.
In related news, the 12th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash concert is scheduled to take place Saturday at New York City's The Studio at Webster Hall. The event will feature a variety of artists performing all the songs featured on …Ya Know? The show's lineup includes surviving founding Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone and several punk luminaries who played on the album. Tickets are $40, with proceeds going to the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research.
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