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Ramones Drummer -- Hey! Ho! Where's My Dough?

6/23/2010 4:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0622_ramone_EX_gettyMarky Ramone -- the Ramones' longest-standing drummer -- claims he's getting screwed out his cut of the band's royalties ... and now he's trying to legally beat on the brats responsible ... with a big fat lawsuit.

According to docs filed yesterday in New York Supreme Court, Marky (real name Marc Bell) claims he inked a royalties deal in 2005 -- but in 2008, the payouts mysteriously stopped ... and it's all because of some allegedly shady business dealings.

Marky claims the people in charge of distributing royalties completely snubbed their 2005 contract -- pocketing huge cuts of Ramones money that didn't belong to them ... shafting Marky in the process.

The punk legend claims he's owed a $175,000 slice of Ramones pie -- plus over $1 million in punitive damages.

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d829    

The Better Pay Up

1550 days ago
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Bobo Frog    

Listen to Marky's fight with Joey Ramone on the Howard Stern Show....it's on Youtube. Marky is a low life parasite.

1550 days ago
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electriczipper    

the ramones sucked anyways...maybe they will settle it with a $50.00 walmart card

1550 days ago
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beachgal    

Didn't Phil Spector produce their records? Spector is famous for screwing over performers and still hasn't paid anyone who won lawsuits against him. Maybe Marky should go have a chat with killer Spector in prison or pay a visit to Spector's trial-bride who does "anything" for anyone, lol.

1550 days ago
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Lady Gaga 4Ever    

Never heard of him or his band, therefore their musically irrelevant.

1550 days ago
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Lady Gaga 4Ever    

Never heard of him, therefore he is musically irrelevant.

1550 days ago
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Graeme    

The Ramones are my favourite band, but they are a pretty twisted mixed up mob'. They all fight and disagree on too many things. And Marky his not a 'low life parasite', Marky is Marky. What more can I say?

1550 days ago
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Emerson    

This just in - a Lady Gaga fan has never heard of The Ramones. Details at 11.

1550 days ago
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Kenny Ramone    

The Ramones are dead long live The Ramones. Oh sorry Tommy and Marky are still alive. Give the Bruddahs their cut,they never really got their fair share when they shouda.

1550 days ago
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R.Zimmerman    

8. This just in - a Lady Gaga fan has never heard of The Ramones. Details at 11.



Posted at 8:07 AM on Jun 23, 2010 by Emerson



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LMAO!!!!! Someone please put that "relevant" music fan out of their ignorant misery NOW!!!! GO RAMONES!!!!!!!!!

1550 days ago
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Greg    

I'm a HUGE Ramones fan, but this suit smells fishy. The band broke up 14 years ago, and most of their income came from touring, not record royalties. These days, licensing the songs for commercials and movies is what makes the big bucks, but since Marky didn't write any hits, a la "Blitzkrieg Bop," he's not going to see any of that money.



He probably is getting ripped off, like every artist, but I'd doubt it's for as much as he's suing for.

1550 days ago
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GAGA SUCKS ASS    

Ramones were around for four decades. Do you think anyone will remember gaga next year?

1549 days ago
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Marc You know who I am    

Marky is is big whining baby. He is not that innocent when it comes to pocketing money that is not his. Just check what bands he played with after the Ramones era. How many of them got the royalties that belonged to them? Mr Bell was always first to cash in, as was his booking agency Artists Worldwide...

1530 days ago
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Guitar1    

Just saw Marky play drums Friday night at The Bluestone "Brand" opening here in Columbus, Ohio. This guy can still swing those sticks... amazing!

He made a cameo appearance with the band The Honey Brothers, as well as Garret Morris from Saturday Night Live.

Great live show at The Bluestone!

1399 days ago
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MARKY RAMONE    

I WON MY LAW SUIT, LIKE I KNEW I WOULD, 2 YEARS AGO. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SHOWED THEIR SUPPORT. AND IT WASN'T AGAINST A DISTRIBUTION COMPANY.

857 days ago

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