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CJ Ramone was the bassist for the Ramones from 1989 until their retirement in 1996. CJ replaced original bassist Dee Dee Ramone and was credited by founding members Johnny and Joey, as having brought new life to the band. In addition to playing bass guitar, CJ sang back up and lead vocals on some of their most popular songs from their final albums, as well as contributing songs of his own.

As the Ramones’ youngest member, he helped to reenergize the band’s live shows, and brought a breath of fresh air to the group. By the time the band put an end to their legendary career, he had played on a total of eight albums. Prior to joining the Ramones, CJ was in the United States Marines and also played and recorded in a band called Guitar Pete’s Axe Attack.

Since the retirement of the Ramones, CJ formed the bands Los Gusanos; The Warm Jets; and Bad Chopper. In 2012 he released his first solo record as CJ Ramone titled Reconquista; followed by Last Chance to Dance; American Beauty; and The Holy Spell—all on the Fat Wreck Chords label—touring world-wide for each. He announced his retirement from touring in 2019, but was soon tapped by punk rock super-group Me First and the Gimme Gimmes to assume bass duties, and he continues to tour with the band.