Ex-Ramone Singer Assembles Solo Act

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Punk legend and former Ramones singer Joey Ramone says he has put together a band in preparation for recording his debut solo album. "I'm putting the band together now and I've been writing a lot," said Ramone, who didn't want to "jinx things" by revealing song titles. Among the players with whom Ramone said he will begin rehearsals within the month are longtime Ramones collaborator/guitarist Daniel Rey, Dictators bassist Andy Shernoff and Cracker drummer Frank Funaro.