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Tommy Ramone, The Last Original Ramone, Dies At Age 62 – By Linda B.

Tommy Ramone, RIP
Tommy Ramone, RIP

My entry into punk (somewhere around what, 11 years old maybe?) was Road To Ruin. Tommy had left the band already but he co-produced that record with Ed Stasium. To this day it’s one of my top 5 of all time. But I quickly went back and discovered what came before it:  Rocket to Russia, Leave Home and of course, Ramones. The Ramones really snapped my world at a very impressionable time. They were IT

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After Kiss crapped out when Peter Criss left and before I found Joan Jett, it was all Ramones all the time. They summed up all the raw energy of New York and youth and being disaffected and not giving a fuck and being loud as fuck. I loved this band dearly and I still do. They helped me get through all the rough growing up stuff. Each time one of them passes is like punch in the gut.

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Rest in peace, Tommy. Thank you for helping shape my life. I can’t believe all you originals are gone now…

 

Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head In Support of Her Best Friend With Breast Cancer

Kellie with best friend, Summer Miller

 

You know, I’m not a big country fan, but Kellie Pickler seems sweet.  I know. She plays the silly, dumb blonde hillbilly–but she does it well.  (She’s pretty hilarious when she visits the Ellen show, admit it.)  It’s like she’ll be taking over for Dolly Parton at some point.

Anyway.  Pickler shaved her head in solidarity for her best friend, whom she refers to as her “sister”, Summer Miller, 36, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

via HuffPo:

“According to a press release on Pickler’s Facebook page, the two women have known each other since childhood and Kellie refers to Summer as her “sister.”

Miller has a family history of breast cancer, and has always been cautious with self-examinations. Thanks to vigilant monitoring by her doctor, they were able to detect a tumor while it was still in its early stages, and more likely to respond to treatment. Miller recently underwent a double mastectomy and will begin chemotherapy on Aug. 6.

“Cancer does not discriminate,” Pickler told “GMA”, and Miller added, “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it.”

This is nice to see, and I’m naive enough (ahem) to believe that this is not a PR stunt by Kellie.  I mean, can you picture that other blonde from American Idol shaving her head??

**CoughCARRIEUNDERWOODCough**

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, Dead at 62.

Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees, dead at age 62.

We all knew Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees had been battling cancer, but GOD.  Enough is enough.  F*cking cancer has taken TWO people from my high school memory bank this week, and it sucks.  First Donna Summer, at age 63 and now Robin Gibb, at age 62.  That’s too goddamned YOUNG to die.




via Rollingstone.com

“The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery,” reads the statement. “The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”

The Rolling Stone article is actually really great.  Click on the link. This is just too sad…

Oh, and this organization:  www.fuckcancer.net

Rest peacefully, Robin. Hug Maurice and Andy