The Eagles and the Captain and Tennille ruled the airwaves, and we were the answer to it.
I remember being turned on to The Beach Boys, hearing 'Surfin' U.S.A.,' I guess, in 1960. But The Beatles really did it to me.
When a band like Blondie re-forms, you wish them the best.
I'd just sit with Dee Dee on the corner off of Queens Boulevard and drink and insult people and stuff. That's when I got kicked out of my house. My mother told me it was for my own good.
For better or worse, MTV sort of bridges the whole country together almost like the BBC does in England. It's opened up everything so wide that it's possible for everyone to have different ideas.
It was the glitter days, and the New York Dolls and Kiss would come play at the Coventry, all those bands would come in from Manhattan.
To me, John Lennon and Elvis Presley were punks, because they made music that evoked those emotions in people.
They asked me to sing - actually, it was Dee Dee, because he had seen me in Sniper and thought I wasn't like anybody else. Everybody else was doing an Iggy or a Mick Jagger.
When I was a kid growing up in the '60s, music was an outlet for enlightenment, frustration, rebellion. It was more about individualism. Today it's just like a big business.
Rock n' roll is very special to me. It's my lifeblood.
One day I got a phone call, and Johnny and Dee Dee asked me if I wanted to join their band. I said, 'Yeah.'
The Ramones own the fountain of youth. Experiencing us is like having the fountain of youth.
We always stayed true to what the Ramones are.
There's nobody as good as the Ramones, never will be.
The first record I bought may have been Del Shannon's 'Runaway.'
Forest Hills was a middle-class neighborhood filled with snobby rich people and their screaming brats.