Arturo Vega passes away.

A great friend to Ramones fans and the band has sadly passed away at age 65. Arturo Vega, also known as "Artie" has passed on. He designed the Ramones iconic logos and served as "the 5th Ramone" being their lighting tech and also sold Ramones t-shirts that he also designed. He said he had only missed 2 Ramones concerts. A multi-talented artist. He also ran the Ramonesworld.com website. Another loss for the world of music and Ramones fans. Adios Amigo.


Ramones song in Coppertone ad

The Ramones song Blitzkrieg Bop is now appearing as background music in an ad for Coppertone Sport sunblock. Imagine, one of the greatest songs of the past 50 years reduced to background music in a commercial. At least the Diet Pepsi ad played homage to the legacy of the song. This one sucks.