Ramones To Launch Website With CBGB Party

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Punk icons the Ramones will celebrate the launch of their official website (officialramones.com), with a show at the New York club CBGB on Dec. 17, according to a spokesperson for the defunct group. Ramones cover bands are invited to apply to play the event, with the lucky faux Ramones winning a chance to jam with an unnamed bandmember. The site, the first official home of the three-chord punk godfathers, launched Dec. 1. The event will be cybercast on collegemusic.com. Most of the former members of the group — which broke up in 1996 after 22 years together — gathered in New York in July to sign copies of their two-CD set, Hey! Ho! Let's Go!: The Ramones Anthology.

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