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Bookshelf: Go on the road with The Ramones’ tour manager, Monte Melnick

The inside story of The Ramones — the “all access pass” on the opening page isn’t there just for show — as told by the people who knew them best, “On The Road With The Ramones” pieces together commentary by band members, fans, journalists, relatives, other recording artists — Joan Jett, the Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, and Blondie’s Chris Stein, among others — and assorted hangers-on to provide a colorful, patchwork history of a band that, sadly, wasn’t too tough to die.