Estate of Joey Ramone sells $10M stake in late punk rocker’s music catalog
The estate of Joey Ramone has agreed to sell a $10 million stake in the punk rocker’s music publishing rights to Primary Wave Music, multiple news outlets reported Thursday. Primary Wave, an independent publisher, combined with investment company Brookfield Asset Management, according to The Wall Street Journal. Primary Wave Music has acquired a major stake in Joey Ramone’s music-publishing assets for around $10 million. Original bassist Dee Dee Ramone died a year later of a drug overdose, and guitarist Johnny Ramone died from prostate cancer in 2004, Billboard reported. “I’m happy to welcome Primary Wave as partners in my brother’s interests in Ramones,” Joey Ramone’s lone surviving brother, Mitchel Hyman, said in a statement.wftv.com
Johnny Ramone's guitar sells for more than $900,000
BOSTON — (AP) — The guitar played by Johnny Ramone on all 15 Ramones albums and at nearly 2,000 live performances by the rock band sold at auction over the weekend for more than $900,000, the auctioneer said Monday. The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was bought by a collector in the U.S. who wishes to remain anonymous, Boston-based RR Auction said in a statement. Ramone, whose real name was John Cummings, bought the guitar to replace his original blue Ventures II, which was stolen, according to RR Auction. The guitar, along with other Ramones memorabilia, came from the collection of Daniel Rey, a musician and producer who was also a longtime Ramones collaborator. Some of the other items sold included Johnny Ramone’s Mark-2 signature guitar for almost $50,000, and Joey Ramone's Shure microphones from the final Ramones concert for more than $13,000.wftv.com
Burt Reynolds' remains find home at Hollywood cemetery
Flowers are placed in front of a temporary headstone for the late actor Burt Reynolds in the Garden of Legends section of Hollywood Forever cemetery, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Los Angeles. Reynolds' cremated remains were moved from Florida to Hollywood Forever, where a small ceremony was held Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES – Burt Reynolds finally reached his final resting place Thursday at a storied Hollywood cemetery. A small, private ceremony, with relatives taking part remotely via Zoom, was held Thursday morning at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where Reynolds' cremated remains were placed in a grave next to a lake nearly 2 1/2 years after his death. Reynolds’ grave is across the lake from rockers Johnny Ramone and Chris Cornell.