Marky Ramone Sues Over Unpaid Royalties
Marky Ramone Sues To Recover Unpaid Royalties
I wanna be compensated!
Marky Ramone — the last and most visible drummer with The Ramones — filed suit on Tuesday, June 22 in New York Supreme Court to recover his cut of the seminal punk band’s recording royalties. According to the 54-yar-old Ramone — whose birth name is Marc Bell — the unnamed defendants failed to live up to a contract the remaining bandmembers signed in 2005. Mysteriously, his checks stopped arriving in 2008, even though you can bet that Ramones has continued to sell. Ramone claims that he’s owed $175,000, and tacked on $1 million in punitive damages, just because he can.