Richie Ramone Announces Debut Solo Album

Richie Ramone Announces Debut Solo Album
It's been 26 years since Richie Ramone (née Richard Reinhardt) left the Ramones, but the drummer is reclaiming his punky stage name for his upcoming solo debut, Entitled. DC Jam Records will put the LP in stores October 8.

Press material explains that Ramone recorded and produced the album in Nashville and had it mixed in Los Angeles by Mark Needham (the Killers, My Chemical Romance, Cake).

"We've had this in the works now for a while and we're really excited about working with DC-Jam to get this out" Ramone said in a statement. "We put a lot of work in on creating this and we're really proud of it."

A tracklisting has yet to appear in full, but the musician recently explained to Australia's Rock Pit that the LP features a mix of new tunes and re-recordings of songs he wrote for the Ramones, including "Somebody Put Something on My Drink," "Human Kind" and "Smash You."

His back-up band includes former Warlock guitarist Tommy Bolan, the Feederz's Ben Reagan on rhythm guitar and drums, and Anti-Product's Clare Misstake on bass. Ramone added: "My vision on this record was to get a shredder with a pop guitarist and combine that sound, and I really got what I wanted, too, it's really cool!"

You can hear a bit of what's to come, including an apparently shred-heavy "Smash You," via an in-studio trailer that you'll find down below.

Reinhardt took over for Marky Ramone in 1982 following the release of Subterranean Jungle, appearing in a pair of music videos despite not playing on the album. He recorded with the group on 1984's Too Tough to Die, 1986's Animal Boy and 1987's Halfway to Sanity before Marky returned to the fold.