IN 1982 DRUMMER RICHARD REINHARDT JOINED ICONIC NEW YORK PUNK BAND THE RAMONES, PENNING 1986 HIT SINGLE SOMEBODY PUT SOMETHING IN MY DRINK AND PLAYING ON ALBUMS TOO TOUGH TO DIE (1984), ANIMAL BOY (1986) AND HALFWAY TO SANITY (1987).
Reinhardt (or Richie Ramone, as he became known) quit The Ramones in 1987 in a dispute over money – the repercussions of which would eventually lead to a lawsuit two decades later – but during his tenure behind the kit he reinvigorated the band. “Richie saved us as far as I’m concerned. He’s the greatest thing to happen to The Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band,” noted frontman Joey years later. In 2013, Richie released his first solo album – ENTITLED – and finally toured the UK in December 2014, his first time on these shores for 28 years. After soundcheck for one of the shows Richie met with The Mouth Magazine team to record this new edition of The Mouthcast…
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