The authors of "On the Road with the Ramones" — Monte A. Melnick (RAMONES Tour Manager) and Frank Meyer (THE STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS, SWEET JUSTICE) — will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Saturday, Sept. 11 for a book signing. Melnick and Meyer will be joined at the signing by Tommy Ramone (RAMONES drummer, producer and founding member), Arturo Vega (RAMONES Artistic Director), and Allan Arkush (Director, "Rock 'n' Roll High School") and some very special guests. The event kicks off at 5 p.m.
"On the Road with the Ramones" was released in late 2003 to rave reviews and has sold over 10,000 copies, making it a best-seller for Sanctuary Books. Melnick, Meyer, Ramone and Vega will be signing copies of the book, available at Tower, among other outlets.
The event is part of a weekend of RAMONES activity in Los Angeles, including the Sept. 10 opening of the documentary End of the Century at the Nuart in West L.A., and the 30th Anniversary Party and Memorabilia Exhibition at the Avalon on Sept. 12, which features performances by CJ Ramone, Marky Ramone, THE DICKIES, Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Eddie Vedder (PEARL JAM), John Frusciante (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Steve Jones (SEX PISTOLS), Tim Armstrong (RANCID), Henry Rollins, Pete Yorn, Daniel Rey, Billy Zoom, Robert Carmine, Brett Gurewitz (BAD RELIGION), Mark Hoppus, Dicky Barrett and special guests. The event is hosted by Rob Zombie and is sold out. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Lymphoma Research Foundation and the Cedars-Sinai Prostate Cancer Research Center.