Sometimes, guys change Rock and Roll because they're prodigies, re-writing the rules as a result of their virtuosity. In that category, you'd have a guitarist like Jimi Hendrix, or a demonic drummer like Ginger Baker. Then there are the sneaky little simpletons. The ones who keep things so spare, they make you listen to the music with brand new ears. In this equally-important category, would be Tommy Ramone. Tommy played supersonically-speedy tempos with such a ridiculous-rich simplicity, cavemen might've laughed at him. But certainly not after he inspired a thousand other drummers to do the same. And most certainly this weekend. The last remaining original Ramone has died. Tommy is gone, goddamn it! Dead of cancer at age 62.
Miss the midriff: Now they're all gone.
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