In one corner of a voluminous Brooklyn rehearsal room, party hard–meister (and Voice advice columnist) Andrew W.K. — wearing his trademark all-white outfit from shirt to sneakers — noodles at a grand piano. Next to him, relaxing on an orange sofa, sits Marky Ramone, drummer and icon of one of the world's most recognizable and beloved bands — clad in black, head to toe.
Photo by Bob Gruen Marky Ramone, Andrew W.K.
In his fifteen years with the Ramones, Marky weathered his share of punk rock tours, but now it's his first time doing a punk book tour — along with full-band performances with W.K. on vocals — to promote the new Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone (Touchstone; $28).