RAMONES, POLICE: Marky Stung by Sting
In his memoir, Marky Ramone recalls their unpleasant first encounter with The Police‘s frontman.
One person who probably wasn’t sad to hear that Sting‘s Broadway musical, The Last Ship, is about to sail off into the sunset is former Ramones drummer Marky Ramone.
In his memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone, which comes out next Tuesday, Marky writes about his band’s first backstage encounter with the then-Police frontman sometime during the late 1970s. He retold the story in Monday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal: “We wanted to make them feel comfortable in our country, so we went to the dressing room, and he criticized all our military gear, the stuff we wore on our coats. He goes, ‘Where’d you get those, at Woolworth?’ With his [high] class English way of speaking. We said, ‘[Expletive] you, [you jerk].’ The guy was just looking for some kind of trouble. And, uh, [expletive] him.”