Upload

JOHNNY RAMONE - The Very Last Interview

by ESRproducties • 77,172 views

After being hospitalized Johnny Ramone of The Ramones gets interviewed for the very last time to promote the movie End of the Century.

He says, (when asked if he was actively involved) "I always left it to the director"...which means to my ear, he actually ha editorial control...Perhaps he was a producer, or executive producer? i.e. he put bucks in. Anyway, that's fine if it were so.
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
I was working at the front desk at The Chateau Marmont in 2000 and they were having a private party for Sofia Coppola releasing a new wine. Tons of celebs in the lobby as usual there. Very surreal moment when Nic Cage, Marilyn Manson, and Johnny walked in together. He was a fish out of water. He sat in a chair 10 feet away from me by the magazine rack by himself. We talked a bit. So fucking sweet. Very humble and kind. I hated working there because of all of the ridiculous egos. He was such a gem. Love the dude. Rest in peace.
Report spam or abuse
You are one very lucky person to have had that opportunity. That would be a life-time highlight for me.
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
very sad..... R.I.P, maestro!
Report spam or abuse
Ramones is the grafitti you will read on every wall in Argentina. They've been hugely popular here for ages.
Report spam or abuse
R! A! M! O! N! E! S!
Report spam or abuse
You will A L W A Y S be missed, Johnny Ramone. Thank you for being a father of Punk and a staunch republican!
Report spam or abuse
this is what Rock and Roll was originally about ..having fun still being able to think ......Putting on a show and and still being a human being..... Rock On Johnny Ramone  
Report spam or abuse
Its so sad that he's gone.
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
ressikka Shared on Google+ · 8 months ago
Kiitos! Ramone! one best!
Report spam or abuse
Really sad, he even sounds different but you can tell he's still got the drive.
Report spam or abuse
Ramones, Clash forever man!
Report spam or abuse
.The Ramones. The epitome of Rock and Roll
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
Soldier till the end.  Thank you Ramones. 
Report spam or abuse
+ohfoolishworkerbee  Ah, well, he wouldn't be very sad if at all, they were considered friends but, Johnny had a strong dislike of Joey. He teased him, bullied him, beat him up, so talking about his death would only really semi-sound sad.  Not to mention that he was sick during this time and I'm quite sure that he's more concerned about doing things before his inevitable death and settling the dust between things. A death in business sucks quite frankly, and ya know, dealing with an estate is no easy task. 
Report spam or abuse
Had both a great baseball card collection and a great "cheesecake" collection. A musician with good sense. Miss ya, dude.
Report spam or abuse
Johnny - ONE !  TWO ! THREE ! FOUR !
Report spam or abuse
generally, when you don't know what the hell you're talking about it's best to shut the fuck up.
Report spam or abuse
'witch' seriously? i hate when people correct grammar and spelling, but come on
Report spam or abuse
Not quite right .. Republicans (and the Founders) approved only of armies who's Officers swore only to defend the Constitution, NOT the government nor any "homeland" or piece of dirt. It is the Democrats who have stood up the ATF and the TSA and all the other "homeland" departments who swear to "protect" the USA and its rulers against its own people. That is why under the Democrats the Constitutional forces have been shrinking and the Homeland armies have greatly increased.
Report spam or abuse
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, motherfucker. It's you leftist jerk-off's who never question the continual, relentless butt-fucking by the federal government against it's citizenry. Maybe one day you'll see the light and take the side of the people against the government. In your case I think you're hopeless since you seem to believe it's the government who've been responsible for all the great things that has happened in our history with your idiotic "tax code" comment.
Report spam or abuse
The words and tone of his voice said it all.
Report spam or abuse
Yea, the system crash him too. Nikos Kazantzakis said one time "it is like we hit the irons with our heads, too many heads are smashed but eventually the irons is going to break too.
Report spam or abuse
I never saw Johnny smile except for this one photo. Can't hardly believe they are all dead, with exception to Markey. VIVE LOS RAMONES!!
Report spam or abuse
Its so sad to hear him talking about Joey's death in business terms - how it affected the release of the film, etc. Weren't you upset that your friend died? I'm not saying he wasn't, I just wish the interviewer would stop asking such fucking banal questions. This is his last interview and youre asking him about Blink 182? Maybe we could've seen some actual humanity and Ramones fans could have gotten so closure now that they've all passed.
Report spam or abuse
"Proves you are a right winger"? Yes, I'm life-long conservative. I wasn't hiding my political beliefs from you,dummy. Now, the term 'trickle-down economics' is just a leftist slur used to describe Supply-Side Economics. JFK, Reagan and Clinton all adopted it's principles. You have absolutely no idea what it means because you are an imbecile.
Report spam or abuse
except your whole idea about "republicanism" is absolutely wrong. your idealism is pure fantasy and the reality is completely different. our country had it's best years under a progressive tax code. conservatives have given america 80% of it's federal deficit. and that includes their love for insane military spending. reagan raised taxes a dozen times, and every single democrat since fdr has created more net jobs than every single republican. that means carter created more jobs than reagan.
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
This was the final interview Johnny Ramone did and it was on the KFOG morning show in San Francisco.
Report spam or abuse
Beautiful pic at 2:30, he's poised, powerful and ready to pounce! I wanted to have Joey's lovechild but Mightn't intensity was palpable even when we was just sitting there.
Report spam or abuse
Hey! Ho!-Let's go! Thankyou for the post.
Report spam or abuse
didn't take long for your nazi militia self to come out did it? which is the true spirit of your nut ball "republicanism" isn't it? and all the related anti-social bigotry that goes along with it. so there are 10 million armed "crazy right wingers" ready to start war with the government? how about the flip side to your idiotic argument about the military? you have armed the government you hate to point it's bigger than the next 20 countries combined? what a bunch of fucking idiots.
Report spam or abuse
i agree with all that, but i can't help but think even tho johnny was a prick most of his life, his drive to succeed and controlling personality kept the ramones alive all those years. i don't think it was fun for anyone else, it was a business atmosphere with a strict disciplinarian in johnny controlling everyone. i think johnny knew more than anyone they had to push pretty hard just to stay afloat.
Report spam or abuse
Kirk hammet and Johnny at dinner!!!!!
Report spam or abuse
return of punk with green day?! GREEN DAY?! are you taking the piss?!
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
Come on Tomitstube, do you seriously think anyone is perfect? None of us really knew Johnny, he surely had many different sides to his character. I'm not knocking anyone, but Johnny was right (Sorry, bad joke). But really, you can't have everyone lean to the left, there's gotta be right leaning people as well (Even though I'm not one). Just so everything is balanced out and not everyone is too extremist. Look, I'm sorry, again this is just my opinion, I am not trolling.
Report spam or abuse
We'll see how long your contentment in your "reasonable State" lasts when your low birth rates catch up to you and there simply won't be enough workers to provide the tax revenue needed to pay for your lavish welfare and retirement benefits. You better recover from your hash dazes soon and try to recover your long-dead economic dynamism, because at this point, you're running on fumes.
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
i get what you're saying, and you're right, (no pun intended) no one is perfect and i respect johnny for what he accomplished, i see the character flaws, i see them because i have them, i grew up like johnny in a strict military family. the thing that pisses me off is i hated what i saw and rebelled, i may have failed in many ways but i hate guys like johnny who complain but then willfully (???) walk in the same footsteps, maybe you can't help it, at least he could have the balls to say that.
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
Was it Rock N Roll High the movie based on Ramones Music?
Report spam or abuse
well saying "thatcher and eagan left both countries better off" proves you are a "right winger", and it proves you have no fucking idea what you're talking about in regard to being "a student politics and economics", all they did was transfer money from working people to the upper class. {TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS} the 1%ers who create more austerity and less equality, that is what punk is about you dip shit.
Report spam or abuse
It seems your plagued by conflicting nightmares.Have you nothing better to do than being chronicly annoyed,about "liberals'? There is no such thing.The USA is a one party state,were both sides just keep up appearances to con the people into thinking they've got choice.
Report spam or abuse
this interview was from like august of 2004, johnny died in sept 2004
Report spam or abuse
lol, you pass yourself of as a "student of politics and economics" then claim punk is a right wing movement, so rich white republicans and tories were fighting the injustice of the social safety net? fucking moron. punk, alternative, grunge, beatnick, hippy are the left wing counter culture you dumb fuck, why would punk originate from a social class more likely to get into the ivy league and go to business school? what a stupid fuck, now go stick you head up reagan's dead ass.
Report spam or abuse
he saw that,,, thank god he didnt see this marxist obama destroying his country
Report spam or abuse
No .. Rock 'n Roll is about individualism, freedom and sticking it to the establishment (ie the government ) .. sounds more like Republicans than Democrats to me. It was not true in the 1960s .. but it is now.
Report spam or abuse
In the end, I don't give a fuck about politics. It's all bullshit, even though I respect people's beliefs. Johnny was a Republican, who the fuck cares? Clint Eastwood is too, and he is an awesome actor! It's no big deal, and I love the guy for the awesome music he made with his fellow gang members, the Ramones! I get pissed off when I hear liberals and conservatives crucifying each other in flames over a video dedicated to a guy who has passed on and very likely doesn't give a fuck about (cont.)
Report spam or abuse
Fuck you cock sucker youd rather have that dip shit moose shooter with her hypercritical family who flip out on a harry potter series and an old flippant fart running this country. or some capitalist Nazi called mitt dip shit romney making bush headway into our oblivion over fucking oil and kill more of our men. go suck a cock. and johnny may have had good taste in tunes but that fuckers probably in hell for being as shitty as he was.
Report spam or abuse
Good gosh....I can barely make it past the first 50 seconds. Tears welling in my eyes.
Report spam or abuse
reagan quadrupled the debt, w. doubled it and left 10 trillion in 2 wars, unprecedented tax cuts that mostly went the the top 10%, reagan did the same thing, a corporate free for all on the public till, medicare d which was designed to bankrupt medicare, an destroyed the economy thru privatization and deregulation. the numbers don't lie cracker, bush also created the largest government agency in history with homeland insecurity and it's related military, security, and defense complex.
Report spam or abuse
I mean, I'm glad I wasn't brought up in a military family, so, sorry, I have really no idea of what you went through, but I understand why anyone would be confused that Johnny could rebel against authority and then support that authority (what you said). I think that it was down to attitudes changing over time, but, even though Johnny could come off as very harsh and demanding at times, at least he wasn't like Ted Nugent, who is openly racist, sexist and homophobic, from what I've read.
Report spam or abuse
Except our differences are irreconcilliable, Michael. As for "moderation". Go into any library or bookstore and try to find a book entitled "Great Moderates In History". You won't find one.
Report spam or abuse
I youtubed it. So governments all over the world are creating this illusion of left/right to confuse us, turn us against each other, and keep us under their control. The message I got from it goes like this: "There is no left or right, just power." Thank you. I feel more informed about how the system works. I also feel quite a bit older.
Report spam or abuse
your stupidity and ignorance is noted, right winger.
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
Yea man, Dee Dee and Joey deserve a lot a credit for writing songs, but Johnny help that band together and forced them all to comply with the original rules of The Ramones. They would of fell apart without Johnny. I've read Mickey Leigh's, Monte Melnick, Dee Dee's, Vera's, and now Johnny's books. Marky is writing one now. Johnny's book was my favorite thus far. I wish Tommy would write one.
Report spam or abuse
We had our "best years under a progressive tax-code"? How exactly did "tax codes" create the wealth in this country? Wealth and prosperity are created by individuals and entrepreneurs, not by Washington, and certainly not by presidents. People allowed to operate in a free market created the wealth in this country, pal. Not the blithering idiots you worship on Capitol Hill. You are a willing slave of the state.
Report spam or abuse
Johnny (The Sargent) kept The Ramones from falling apart - he was the backbone of that legendary band...
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
the word been ''denial'' _ The tallents were Dee Dee & Joey they wrote all the songs ...Johnny somehow managed to push himself upfront an in the spotlight an do most of the talking in interviews .often talking over the others ... as far as Johnny was concerned he was the band an he convinced alot of fans ... yet he is the least creative an the least tallented .. he was the opposite of a punk an what alot of the punk movement stood for an there was no fun unless johnny let them off there leads
Report spam or abuse
We need more conservatives in rock & roll.
Report spam or abuse
man, that was both tough to listen to and a pleasure.
Report spam or abuse
well for 16 you got a good handle on things, punk for the most part is very much a leftist movement started in the 80's against the sharp right turns of the reagan and thatcher reigns. i totally get johnny's hard edge and asshole temperament, that's what happens when your parents knock you around and blame you for their shit lives, that's why most punkers rebelled against their politics, the idea that johnny embraced these politics means he was always trying to please his fucking abusers.
Report spam or abuse
But you're already importing them and it doesn't seem to be working out too well. Also, I'm sick of Europeans saying America has no health insurance. Out of 300 million Americans, close to fifty million don't have insurance at any given time. 85% of all Americans with private health insurance are perfectly happy with their coverage. We have medicaid (socialized medicine) for the poor, and no one is turned away from emergency rooms. Stop listening to commie bullshit artists like Michael Moore.
Report spam or abuse
My favorite band after the Beatles. They busted their balls touring / recording constantly but were ignored by radio and much of the general public. I'll never forget those CBGB shows, great memories.
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
Just like the U.S. we'll import 'm.The U.S. will have a bigger turnover though,with no health insurance and all that.Although part of the general slump ,North Europe isn't too bad off. Instead of 3 vacations a year ,they have to do with 'just'one.Have to agree though,it's all a bubble that's busy bursting.For myself,I ain't a consumer junk anyway.I'll be able to survive on the margins.It might probably be welcome justice for those that live so blindly beyond their actual means
Report spam or abuse
Where did I claim punk is a right-wing movement??? I never made any such claim. I think you have me confused with someone else. The rest of your comment is just juvenile name-calling. I expected you'd resort to it eventually.
Report spam or abuse
Guys, we shouldn't fight. I'm not American, and I still don't know where my political ideologies lie, but as Johnny said, there should be moderation on all sides. We shouldn't pull too hard to the left or right (even though I'm right-handed=) but we should just work together on a focused common goal, so that everyone could benefit from from it on all sides. Sorry for sounding like a liberal hippie (even though I'm not, really=) but that's just my 2 cents.
Report spam or abuse
Republicanism is a political ideology which traces it's roots back to the eighteenth century. It stresses free markets, low taxation, limited government, and a strong national defense. Johnny studied political theory and philosophy and like me, came to the conclusion Republicanism was better for our country than what Democrats believe.
Report spam or abuse
I just finished the book "Commando". It was a great read man. I highly recommend it to any Ramones fan. Johnny was just a blue collar dude that believed in hard fuckin work. RIP Johnny.
Report spam or abuse
i can't believe 3/4 of the band died in 3 years time from 2001-2004, joey, dee dee and johnny
Report spam or abuse
So you reckon that the Republicans - the "rightwing" party are keen to give the power to the people? ahahahahahahahhaahahaha!!! and the reason American rockers were "rightwing" is because the only ones of note were from the south, where the poor bastards don't know any different.
Report spam or abuse
Omg his voice sounds so different here. Very frail. RIP you fucking legend<3
Report spam or abuse
No serious person has ever claimed anywhere "conservatives gave America 80% of it's federal deficit". It's complete bullshit and so easily refuted with the facts it's laughable. And your tripe that conservatives have an "insane love for military spending" is more cliched leftist nonsense. Conservatives believe military spending should be proportionate to GDP just like all other spending. Liberals are the petulant, bratty 13 year-old girls with daddy's credit card down at the mall, not us.
Report spam or abuse
I give up playing music from Metallica, and Slayer, and yes Rap music did annoy, but I've matured and have come to appreciate its musical value. Johnny doesn't seem to understand that rap is no different then punk music. Dee Dee was smart enough to notice it.
Report spam or abuse
Thank God he died in peace not seein shitty rap and hip hop take over
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
I red the book in 2 days I loved it it made me cry at the end
Report spam or abuse
en la voz se notaba que estaba bastante jodido
Report spam or abuse
Sounds more like the Republican bullshit populist rhetoric, yeah... but both parties are working for big oil, monsanto, big everything and don't give a damn about the rugged individualist myth...
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
I saw oiyabastard's suggestion above, youtubed "The False Left/Right Paradigm" and things became a lot clearer to me. Thank you.
Report spam or abuse
Report spam or abuse
In America "rightwing" means you are against the power of the rulers and in favor of the power and the freedom and sovereignty of the people. I think that is why most American rockers, especially the original rebels, were rightwing. In England it is a bit different, as 'rightwing' there means one supports the government (and its police power) so more Brit rockers call themselves 'leftist'. (Rightwing here also means you support small business, and the Ramones were clearly that).
Report spam or abuse
The picture @ 2:45 - 2:50 is priceless.
Report spam or abuse
up all ramones always on our minds greetings from Argentina
Report spam or abuse
Oh, and one more thing: You liberals should be the ones advocating more spending on our military. Why? Because do you really want ten million seriously pissed off, heavily armed republicans with you fuckers in our cross-hairs, and at the same time a weak military? Because the way I see it, the only thing preventing us crazy right-wingers from announcing it's open fucking season on you is the very same military you want to weaken. Chew on that for a while, chump.
Report spam or abuse
Granted,I'm a willing slave of a reasonable state, that provides ,and where everybody can chase his dreams,within reason.I'd rather have that ,than chaos and civil war ,which you seem to contemplate.Here in Holland,on the whole,everybody's being left alone.And about the Nazi's,yes,they watzed over us,like they did the rest of Europe.Got their asses kicked though.Thanks to your grandfathers,who we owe big time.Or else I'd be typing this in German.
Report spam or abuse
I'm not annoyed Paul, I'm furious. I'm furious half my country decided to be just like you and simply give up. You remind me of the characters in 1984. Your just a willing slave of the State at this point, Paul. Kind of like your grandmother, who probably had her ass pinched every day by German soldiers and had to just shut up and take it. Or your grandfather who had to hold doors for them and not dare look them in the eyes. You surrendered generations ago.
Report spam or abuse
Show more Loading...
Sign in to add this to Watch Later

Add to