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The Ramones, Lux Interior, Lemmy plus The Independents!!

A new compilation album was released in South America by Music Brokers Argentina entitled “RAMONES THE FAMILY TREE”. The officially licensed CD was compiled by RAMONES fans, for RAMONES fans and includes rare cuts featuring the RAMONES themselves as well as those rooted in the band’s family tree. THE INDEPENDENTS (never released before) live version of “SLUG ” with JOEY RAMONE is included on disc 2 of the limited edition two disc set which includes extensive liner notes on all of the bands and the corresponding tracks. Here are just a few names of some of the other artists who are included on this must have for any RAMONES fan. Lux Interior Lemmy Cherie Currie Wayne Kramer Die Hosen Toten The Rattlers Blackfire Youth Gone Mad Look for it wherever imports are sold. Gabba Gabba Hey!...

The Independents Feb. Update

Hey Goons! You freaks ready to 'Do It Again'?! Well, let's get to shakin' and bakin' it! We have a few shows coming up this weekend with the Wet Teens that are going to be radioactive!!! February Friday 20) The Club House in Myrtle Beach, SC Saturday 21) The Oasis in James Island, SC Here are the upcoming March dates ! March Fri 13) Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC w/ Pee Lander Z and the Festered Sat 14) Rockfest 2009 live@ the Spin in Florence, SC Fri 20) The Milestone in Charlotte, NC Sat 21) Sector 7 G in Augusta, GA w/ Insides out We are booking April/May and summer dates now! Serious offers please contact Chris from Black Hawk Booking( Blackhawkbooking@aol.com or hit him up on myspace) You can also dig up your favorite Independents CD's and download your favorite songs from these fine sites! Interpunk.com Apple i tunes Amazon Tradebit Greatindiemusic Napster Inprodicon Lala Playplay rVibe eMusic Now for some really sad news. Willy B's younger brother Stephen passed away Feb 7, 2009. Stephen was a huge part of the Independents' history. "If it wasn't for Stephen, there wouldn't be an Independents!", Evil Presly has said. "He was one of my best friends growing up and he was the one who introduced Willy B and I. We were in many bands together and Willy B and I always tried to get him to pick the drums back up and join us." Alot of you very well might have met Stephen as he did tour with the band on and off a bit selling merch and holding down the after parties with Willy and Evil. Willy B would like to thank everyone who sent emails, cards and who have called with their condolences. Stephen will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Stephen Harper 1973-2009