Hey there. I’m Eddie DaRoza, and here’s your Daily Detour from the foot of Johnny Ramone’s grave in Los Angeles.
Here I am sneaking around the Hollywood Forever cemetery. Jonny’s ashes were laid in this statue in 2004. And Ramone’s bass player Dee Dee, who died in 2002, is buried somewhere around here as well. Can’t wait to find that one.
So anyways, while in Los Angeles I will be seeing Van Halen not once, but twice this week.
If you’re a Van Halen fan be sure to check out laweekly.com for a great cover story on the band. In 1978 VH embarked on a major tour. Their record label Warner Brothers wasn’t going to send the wild guys out alone so they had Ted Cohen baby sit the band on the road. The article has some great stories from Ted about the parties, the groupies, and if Valerie Bertenelie really broke up the band.
One of my favorite bands is The Darkness. They have a new album coming out. Here’s a clip of a recently released song and the coolest lyrics video ever.
Hot Cakes will be out in August.
And finally today, I love my iPhone but I really hate my charger. In fact, I left it in Mexico just yesterday! Bummer. I found this cool one on Kickstarter that looks really handy and it’s only twelve bucks. It doubles as a tripod in case you need to film yourself. I do.
Ok that’s all for me. I am out of here. Say bye to Johnny. Later.