The Ramones Plan Major Comeback. Wait–What? Aren’t They All Dead?

Since they played their 2,263rd and final show on August 6, 1996, the four original Ramones have all died. But that doesn’t mean the band has to end.

The most senior of the remainders, Marky (joined in 1978) and CJ (joined 1989), are part of the estate’s plan for a Ramones comeback. Billboard reports.

Jampol, who also handles estates for the DoorsJanis JoplinTupacOtis Redding and more, has big plans for the Ramones moving forward.

“The 40th anniversary of the Ramones is coming up in 2016, that’s when the first album came out. So we have a lot of projects leading up to that. We’re looking at a documentary on the Ramones, we just secured a ton of footage, much of which has never been seen before,” he says. “It came from the Ramones on the road over the years in the Seventies and a little bit in the Eighties, from a gentleman who had shot them, his name is George Seminara.”

The documentary is just one of several projects in the works. Among the others are a theatrical play, a book and a film, which already has Oscar-winning directorMartin Scorsese attached.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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