Tommy Ramone, the bands original drummer, has outlived brothers Johnny, Joey and Dee Dee and now spends much of his time making future generations aware of the bands music.
One way is the documentary End Of The Century, which details the bands historical impact and eventual discord when the acclaim wasnt followed by record sales.
Tommy admits the film doesnt emphasize the fun, funny, witty side of the band but does give a broad perspective on who they were and what they meant.
For instance, songs like I Wanna Be Sedated are constantly used for commercials and sporting events and a stage musical called Gabba Gabba Hey! has been staged in Germany and Australia.
But while Tommy is proud of the Ramones, even hes surprised at where the bands music pops up, such as the time when he was shopping at Macys and heard a Muzak version of Blitzkrieg Bop.
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