added: 28 Jul 2012 // by: VVN Music
For the eighth time, former Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone will be saluted with the annual gathering at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary.
This year's gathering will be on Sunday, August 19. Ramone passed away on September 15, 2004 at the age of 55 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
The tribute will be hosted by Johnny's wife, Linda Ramone, and will include appearances by Priscilla Presley, Steve Jones of Jonesy's Jukebox, Henry Rollins, actress Rose McGowan, guitarist Billy Zoom of X, actress PJ Soles (Riff Randell of "R'n'R High School"), and Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats.
Plans for the evening include a book signing of Johnny's autobiography Commando by Linda, book editor and Ramones manager John Cafiero (of Osaka Popstar), the sole surviving original member of the Ramones, drummer Tommy Ramone, as well as many of the celebrity guests.
At sunset, there will be an outdoor screening of one of Johnny's favorite Elvis Presley movies, King Creole, which will include an appearance by Priscilla Presley and a slideshow archive photos of Ramone with Lisa Marie.
Proceeds for the event will benefit the Johnny Ramone Research fund at USC Westside Prostate Cancer Center lead by Dr. David Agus.
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