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Dee Dee Ramone Quotes

I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap. I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol.

I haven't done rap... I can't do that too well.

I like California a lot more than New York these days.

I like the guitar better these days. I like the bass, too, but it's hard to fit a bass amp in a small car.

I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s. It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.

I'd like to congratulate myself, and thank myself, and give myself a big pat on the back.

It's very expensive to bring a band to New York.

Metallica - they're so demonic, they're crazy, I don't know how they do it.

Ricky Nelson... I couldn't believe it when he died. He was a great rock star.

The main issue was deciding what to play: Should it be old Ramones material or new material? I had about three albums worth of new material, but I knew that people would rather hear the Ramones songs.

We didn't do an American tour because it I know it wouldn't go down well.