"On Friday June 29th at 6 pm, The Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles will again celebrate the legacy of The Ramones with a world premier.
TOO TOUGH TO DIE, the documentary produced and directed by Mandy Stein, consists of 2 highly exciting yet emotional parts. The 1st captures highlights of The Ramones 30th Anniversary Concert, which took place at the Palace in LA on Sept 12, 2004. The event was meticulously produced by career spanning Ramones creative director Arturo Vega and Joe Sib, and included Tommy, Marky & CJ Ramone; as well as performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dickies, X, Eddie Vedder, Steve Jones, Rob Zombie, Daniel Rey, Henry Rollins, Pete Yorn, Tim Armstrong, and Dicky Barrette. In addition, there are commentaries from Lisa Marie Presley, Sonic Youth & Seymour Stein, as well as many of the musicians.
Ironically, the event took place just 3 days prior to Johnny's passing, and thus the 2nd part of the film covers the bittersweet tribute ceremony unveiling the Johnny Ramone monument at Hollywood Forever, also the resting place of DeeDee Ramone. The beautiful bronze statue captures Johnny, larger than life, clad in his signature Ramones outfit and playing guitar.
Sculptor Wayne Toth applied incredible detail to the work, giving it life like results. It premiers September 15 on Starz, but why wait?
As always, the proceedings will be hosted by Linda Ramone; and both Marky Ramone & Henry Rollins will be on hand to introduce the evening.If you have never been to one of the events at the cemetery, please know you are allowed to bring food and drink. It's a proper nocturnal picnic so bring a blanket, spread the goodies and prepare for a lot of fun. A 10 dollar donation is requested to benefit Prostate Cancer Research. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood"