Smash Magazine Presents
CJ Ramone with Big Eyes
Jerk!, War Called Home
Tue · April 25, 2017
Backstage Bar & Billiards
Las Vegas, Nevada
$13.00 - $15.00
This event is 21 and over
$13 General Admission // $15 Day Of Show ~ Standing Room Only ~ **NO RE-ENTRY**
All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.
Tickets purchased in person at the Box Office with a Credit Card are subject to a $1 fee PER TICKET.
*Advertised set times are subject to change - Doors Open at 8:00PM*https://601fremont.ticketfly.com/event/1446610/
HIS HOMETOWN IS DEER PARK, NEW YORK. HE REPLACED ORIGINAL BAND-MEMBER DEE DEE RAMONE, THOUGH DEE DEE CONTINUED TO WRITE SONGS FOR THE GROUP. CJ SANG MANY WELL-KNOWN RAMONES SONGS.
PRIOR TO JONING THE BAND, CJ WAS A MARINE AND A RAMONES FAN. HE WAS SEEN AS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR INTO THE BAND. JOHNNY RAMONE CLAIMED HE KNEW IMMEDIATELY WHEN CJ AUDITIONED TO REPLACE DEE DEE THAT HE WAS RIGHT; COMMENTING THAT CJ "HAD THE RIGHT LOOK." WHEN THE RAMONES WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, ORIGINAL RAMONES DRUMMER TOMMY RAMONE CREDITED CJ WITH "KEEPING THE BAND YOUNG." CJ RAMONE WAS THE YOUNGEST MEMBER WHEN HE JOINED BY 9 YEARS. CJ'S FIRST SHOW WITH THE RAMONES WAS ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1989, IN LEICESTER, ENGLAND, AND HE PLAYED WITH THE BAND UNTIL THEY RETIRED ON AUGUST 6, 1996.
AFTER THE RAMONES, HE PLAYED IN A BAND CALLED THE REMAINS, OR THE REMAINZ, WHICH WAS FORMED BY DEE DEE RAMONE, MARKY RAMONE, AND DEE DEE'S WIFE, BARBARA ZAMPINI (BARBARA RAMONE). HE ALSO PLAYED WITH HIS OWN BANDS LOS GUSANOS AND BAD CHOPPER. HE NOW TOURS ON HIS OWN AS CJ RAMONE WITH HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM - RECONQUISTA.
CJ LIVES WITH HIS WIFE AND THREE KIDS. CJ IS ACTIVE WITH THE AUTISM COMMUNITY BECAUSE HIS SON HAS AUTISM. HE ALSO VOLUNTEERS HIS TIME AS A GUEST TEACHER AT THE SCHOOL OF ROCK IN FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK.
JERK! was started in November 2015 With Josh The Jerk, Tate Hall and Josh Howard. Everything came together really fast so they decided to start booking gigs at local bars and venues in Las Vegas. The first show was on Thanksgiving at the Double Down Saloon and it’s become a favorite place to play and the good people there have made them welcome, it’s a home to the band. The Three Midwest dudes were playing every possible show in Vegas to gain exposure, tighten their chops, mold their sound, and bring attention to the versatile punk scene in Las Vegas. You might not know it if you’re not from here but Vegas has a killer punk scene that’s been in existence for decades. JERK! is now a part of that and proud to represent Sin City when on the road. With influences including such bands as The Ramones, The Queers, Screeching Weasel, The Nobodys, The Riverdales, this band is a force to be reckoned with.
Backstage Bar & Billiards
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101