…Ya Know?, the upcoming second posthumous solo album from Ramones frontman Joey Ramone will hit stores on May 22. The 17 tracks on …Ya Know? were recorded as demos and were later finished by longtime Ramones producer Ed Stasium and other collaborators.
Guest artists who overdubbed parts to the original tracks, include Joan Jett, E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt, Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos, The Patti Smith Group’s Lenny Kaye, The Smithereens’ Dennis Diken and ex-Ramones drummer Richie Ramone. Little Steven also wrote the album’s liner notes.
This year’s edition of the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, scheduled for May 19, will be highlighted by various artists performing the album’s songs. The event takes place at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City.
Joey Ramone died on April 15, 2001 after a battle with lymphoma. He was 49.