Posthumous Joey Ramone solo album due in May
Before Joey Ramone died in 2001 from lymphoma, he recorded his first solo album, 2002's Don't Worry About Me, as well as other recordings and demos that were never finished or released. That is, until now: Ramone's second solo album, "...ya know?", is composed of material that was finished after his death under the supervision of his brother, Mickey Leigh, and producer Ed Stasium, who manned the boards for early Ramones albums like Leave Home, Rocket To Russia, and Road To Ruin. Among the guest stars appearing on the record, which comes out May 22, are Joan Jett, Steven Van Zandt (who also wrote the album's liner notes), Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye
The album's first track, "Rock 'n' Roll Is The Answer" will come out as a 7-inch single for Record Store Day on April 21.