The Devil's Rejects and an in-mausoleum display of Metallica ax man Kirk Hammett's extensive Crypt Collection of monster memorabilia ably manifesting the former, and an explosive, live all-Ramones set from Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones definitely representing the latter, not to mention contributions from comic Fred Armisen, rocker Duff McKagan and punk princess Linda Ramone, this is a most estimable and admirable Ramones-bolstering shebang. Proceeds go to cancer research. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; Sun., Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m.; $20-$75, free kids 12 & under. (323) 469-6349, hollywoodforever.com.
The punk-rock mortality rate has always seemed disproportionately high (Darby, Stiv, Tomato, Thunders, Black Randy, Lux, Biscuit, Strummer — what a rotten bummer) and the recent loss of Tommy Ramone, the final founding member of The Ramones, struck an achingly ominous chord. The Johnny Ramone Tribute 10th Anniversary at Hollywood Forever Cemetery provides a welcome release for all that pent-up psychic tension. This year's edition is a celebration of The Ramones' achievements and legacy, and it's served up in the traditional blend of Johnny Ramone's two favorite cultural flavors, horror and rock & roll. With emcee Rob Zombie screening his ghastly epic