If you're a fan of the Ramones (who isn't?), this might interest you: a Marky Ramone drum scholarship at Musician's Institute. Here's a release:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 18, 2010) – Get two chances to win lunch with Rock Hall of Fame and legendary drummer Marky Ramone. You will get to meet the star and hang with him while lunching at some of Hollywood’s favorite restaurants – The brand new Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood or Bubba Gumps, (of movie Forrest Gump fame), on Universal City Walk. Both restaurants have made generous donations to help fund the Marky Ramone Drum Scholarship at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. So, click here and get a shot to hang for an afternoon lunch with a Rock legend:
Marky will also perform a special all-star fund-raising concert on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 8pm in the Musicians Institute Concert Hall. Doors open at 7:30pm. The concert is a benefit for the newly created Marky Ramone Drum Scholarship at Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, CA. “I am much honored to be chosen as an artist for the scholarship program. Music for kids is very important to have,” explains Marky. 100% of the event proceeds will fund the Marky Ramone Drum Scholarship at MI.
ONLINE ADVANCE SALE: General Admission seats (festival seating) are $30, VIP seating is $45 (guaranteed first 3 rows), $99 VIP Backstage (First 3 rows seating guaranteed | Backstage Pass | After-Show Meet & Greet | Special Marky Ramone Gift bag).
WALK-UP (day of show): General Admission seats (festival seating) are $35, VIP seating is $50 (guaranteed first 3 rows), VIP Backstage not available. Musicians Institute Concert Hall 1655 N. McCadden Place Hollywood, CA 90028
Marky Ramone is a member of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame, and is best known for the 15 years he spent drumming for The Ramones. The Ramones formed in 1974, and are often cited as the first punk-rock group. Marky is the only living member of the longest running Ramones line-up – which featured Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Marky. He has performed over 1700 shows and more than 15 album releases during his tenure (starting in 1978) as a member of The Ramones.