The Ramones were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame one year after frontman Joey Ramone’s death in 2001, but according to a posting on his official site, the presentation and acceptance of Joey’s award “was mistakenly omitted from the program’s schedule. As a result, the statue meant for JOEY ended up being abandoned at the podium.”
The folks at the Hall of Fame want to do right by the punk rock legend, so they’re throwing a re-presentation party for Joey on May 14th in New York City. The award will be re-presented by former Ramones manager Danny Fields and accepted by Joey’s brother Mickey Leigh and sole surviving Ramones member Tommy Ramone.
Sounds good to me. Now all they need to do is induct the freakin’ Stooges.