Those titles were previouly announced but seems to dont appear in the final release :
Listen to samples at :
Release Rate : feb 11, 2003 @ V2 label (Columbia / Sony music)
(same label that made the Black sabbath tribute)
It has been annonced to be released on april 2002, summer 2002, nov 5th, dec 24th or March 18th 2003, maybe earlier February 11, 2003 ... and keep going ...
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I have a video file of the Rob Zombie cover (and I am ready to trade it for rare zombie stuff)
There are some underground tributes out allready like "SONGS RAMONES THE SAME" on WHITE JAZZ (danko jones, hellacopters, wayne kramer, backyard babies,...)
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They're forming in a straight line , They're going through a tight wind , The kids are losing their minds
The Blitzkrieg Bop
They're piling in the back seat , They're generating steam heat , Pulsating to the back beat , The Blitzkrieg Bop.
Hey ho, let's go Shoot'em in the back now , What they want, I don't know , They're all reved up and ready to go
Guitar Chords : [ ADE ADE ADE ADA (2x) ]
Phil X is handling the guitars and bass and Josh Freese from a perfect circle is playing the drums.
"Really, the Ramones are the greatest American band.
I just think that what they did was so simple and so stripped down
and so to-the-point that you can't mess with it.
We were trying to get [the tribute album] out on the one-year anniversary of Joey's death [of cancer on 2001 April 15 ... RIP -- RzR],
but at the same time, we don't want to put it out until it's perfect.
We kind of want it to be the be-all, end-all Ramones tribute record. A lot of times, tribute records are just thrown together, but we really want to make this special."
Zombie says that he and Johnny Ramone are still waiting on artists like U2, Bruce Springsteen and Joe Strummer, who all expressed interest in the project but have yet to commit to recording a track. "I know U2 was doing a Ramones song on their most recent tour to honor Joey," [ I remember you -- RzR ]
Zombie says. "And I know Joe Strummer wanted to do 'Blitzkrieg Bop,' but that's what I'm doing. I also know how hard it is to organize things like this."
How did you get involved with the upcoming Ramones tribute album?
JR- I was approached about it and I said, "Yeah I'll be involved but I have to have full say." They said, "Yeah fine." So I said, "I can get Eddie Vedder, I can get Rob Zombie and I can get the Chili Peppers and Marilyn Manson and Metallica." I told them right away who I could get, and they said, "Whoa, that's great, fine." So that's how it developed.
I heard you encouraged bands to come up with drastically different takes than the originals.
JR-I tried whenever possible. Some bands are going to be more Ramones-like but with other people I said, "Just try to pretend you wrote the song and you never even heard the Ramones version." Rob Zombie's "Blitzkrieg Bop." Manson's "The KKK Took My Baby Away," those are pretty bizarre. You're going to have to hear them. I can't describe it. Rob Zombie sounds like Zombie doing "Blitzkrieg Bop." It doesn't resemble the same song. Eddie Vedder's version of "I Believe in Miracles" sounds like the version I wish we would have done. It's just a punk version. We were holding back. We were trying to make it commercial and this and that, and Eddie just did a punk version of it and sings it great. It's what we would have done if somebody wasn't saying, "It's got to be this speed -- we got to get to the click track and measure the right speed." They were looking at it as a single and doing it like that. The Pretenders' version of "Something to Believe In" is great. I never liked the song, but whatever they did to it is great.
Rob said once that he Will record "pet simetary" on upcomming Ramones tribute (but he seamed to change for "Blitzkrieg Boop" ).
Johnny Ramone was an influence and a friend of Rob Zombie (He is thanked in his album : Sinister Urge ) I dont think there are related but they have the same citizen name (Rob Cummings and John Cummings)
Another coincidence is that White Zombie and Ramones have one song on the Airheads Soundtrack
(Is there any connection beetween Rob Zombie
and Billy Corgan beside the label caroline ?) ,