29th & 30th June 2007

Reviews by Gil Warguez

Ramones film screenings, Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, CA - June 29, 2007

On Friday evening, June 29th, world premiere screenings of TOO TOUGH TO DIE, the Johnny Ramone tribute by Mandy Stein, and the RAMONES AT US FESTIVAL 1982, took place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where Johnny Ramone's Memorial statue and Dee Dee Ramone's grave are located. Steve was sitting in the front row of the VIP area as the films were projected onto the side of one of the buildings. Steve makes an appearance in TOO TOUGH TO DIE with some kind words about Johnny.

Before the screening, Steve kicked two soccer balls signed by him into the crowd. Marky Ramone, Henry Rollins, Johnny Ramone's widow, Linda, P.J. Soles, who played Riff Randell in ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, Ramones creative director Arturo Vega, and Ramones tour manager Monte Melnick were among those also in attendance. I asked Steve if I could take some pictures for God Save The Sex Pistols / Kick Down The Doors, so he posed for me.

Jonesy's Jukebox broadcast, Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA - June 30, 2007

On Saturday, June 30th, there was a special broadcast of Steve's show from 6pm to 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre for the L.A. Film Festival's screening of Julien Temple's Joe Strummer documentary, THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN, which was co-sponsored by Indie 103.1. Steve's show aired from a stage outside the theatre where the film was actually shown. Steve's guests were: Shepard Fairey, promoting his OBEY FENDER STRUMMER TELECASTER due out in July; The Briggs, the band playing before the film was shown; The Aggrolites, the band playing after the film was shown; and Chris Salewicz, author of Joe Strummer biography, REDEMPTION SONG.

Click here for a gallery of pictures taken by Gil Warguez covering both events, exclusive to Kick Down The Doors.

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