Marky Ramone reveals off-stage challenges in Ramones memoir

For 15 years, he kept a steady beat for pioneering punk band The Ramones — now Marky Ramone has drummed out his own version of events.
Marky Ramone shares a warts-and-all account of his time with The Ramones, including everything from personality clashes to mental health issues. (Ben Shannon/Jim Ruymen/Reuters)

For 15 years, he kept a steady beat for pioneering punk band The Ramones — now Marc Bell, better known as Marky Ramone, has drummed out his own version of events. 

Ramone joins guest host Candy Palmater to discuss his revealing new memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone, and what prompted him to share a warts-and-all account of the band's winding journey.

The drummer also opens up about his own addiction issues and his larger-than-life bandmates.

Marky Ramone joins guest host Candy Palmater from CBC's Montreal studio. (Susan McKenzie/CBC)
Addiction. Conflict. OCD. Marky Ramone gets candid in new memoir about The Ramones. (Ben Shannon/Jim Ruymen/Reuters)


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