Though Ramones frontman Joey Ramone died 11 years ago, there are rarities and B-sides to be mined for further posthumous releases: On May 22, a collection of his unreleased, songs charmingly titled ...ya know?, will hit record stores. Right now, you can listen to "Rock 'N' Roll is the Answer," which will be released ahead of time as a 7'' single on April 21's Record Store Day. It won't dislodge any Ramones song from your punk playlist, no, but it's nice to hear Joey's voice again, sending you to some faraway stadium show with a cup of lukewarm Coors Light in hand. Listen to it at Spinner, by way of Flavorwire.
Guitar solos! Big stomping riffs! It's the type of song that would've made a younger Ramone vomit on himself, perhaps, which is the purest test of cool: finally putting your youthful urges to rest. Rock n' roll means different things at different ages, you know?