Guitar Principles Presents...
“ ...The Ramones ascent is captured with contagious excitement. For all the pain and frustration here- ill health, divorce, substance abuse- his is a powerful story and a great rock bio”.
“Told by Joey Ramone’s brother, Mickey Leigh’s I Slept With Joey Ramone provides an intimate look at the turbulent life of one of America’s greatest and unlikeliest music icons.” LIBRARY JOURNAL
“Joey Ramone kick started my career as a singer...blame him.”
“Mickey’s cool new book is not only important, it’s very, very moving. Joey’s overcoming of adversity to be the lead singer in one of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all times will be an inspiration...”
Guitar Principles of Woodstock, NY Presents...
Bearsville Theater Lounge, Woodstock, New York
Few artists have changed the face of music like Joey Ramone. With him every step of the way was his younger brother, Mickey Leigh-- adding his invaluable layer of vocal harmony on recordings, playing back-up guitar, touring, sound engineering, co-writing songs with Joey, and lugging equipment.
Mickey is presently on his world tour for book signings, and it is an unbelievable stroke of luck to have him tell his story right here in Woodstock while he is taking a much needed break at his summer home in Shokan. We now have the rare opportunity to meet the Joey Ramone that only those closest to him knew, and no one was closer than his one and only sibling, Mickey Leigh. We will hear in Mickey’s own voice the uncensored inside story of his famous brother who evolved into a countercultural icon, and one of the most recognizable faces in rock history.
Mickey’s book (co-written with veteran music journalist Legs McNeil) “I Slept With Joey Ramone-A Family Memoir” will take you through Joey’s highly personal emotional and mental turmoil, their family tragedies, and the 22-year world touring career (2,263 live shows) of the Ramone’s. “To this kid brother, Joey was a towering hero,” Mickey says, “not just because he was Joey Ramone but because he was so much more. He was the ultimate underdog who soared to a place far beyond overachievement.”
Since his brother Joey’s death in 2001, Mickey has produced The Joey Ramone Birthday Bash every May 19th, an annual non-profit NYC event celebrating his brother’s life and work. He is also a founder/chairman of The Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research.
We want to welcome you to join us for an intimate, casual, and uplifting evening at the Bearsville Theater Lounge (bar will be open) for loud & fast Ramones music, a lively book reading, discussion, and book signing! Then, we rock out to Mickey’s rock/punk band STOP, hailed by Robert Christgau of the Village Voice as a breakthrough band “bridging the musical gap between The Who and The Sex Pistols.”
Get your tickets early. This will be a sold out event! Order now...