Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010

Joey Ramone, Linda Ramone and Johnny Ramone

Love triangles are bad enough, but when they involve bandmates, they can be downright brutal. Joey and Johnny Ramone of the seminal punk band came to blows after Joey thought Johnny had stolen his girlfriend Linda. Various stories say that Joey and Linda had either already broken up or that Linda had left Joey for Johnny. Whatever the case was, Johnny reportedly beat Joey so badly during the fight that he had to receive surgery for a blood clot in his head. Johnny and Linda later married and the band continued to perform together, though the two men rarely spoke again. When Johnny died in 2004 — three years after Joey's death — he was still married to Linda.