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" Billboard called my solo album, 'Standing In The Spotlight,' a great party album and even said that my raps put the Beastie Boys to shame. "
" I couldn't do rap. I was trying. I don't know how. I'm not good enough to know. "
Not Good Enough
" I didn't have the confidence to leave the band because of a solo career, or anything like that. I just wanted to grow. "
" I'd like to congratulate myself, and thank myself, and give myself a big pat on the back. "
" I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap. I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol. "
" I haven't done rap... I can't do that too well. "
" I like California a lot more than New York these days. "
" I like the guitar better these days. I like the bass, too, but it's hard to fit a bass amp in a small car. "
" I loved rap, especially in the early days. But I wasn't trying to shove it down anybody's throats. "
" I'm really lucky I'm still around. Everybody expected me to die next... But it was always someone else instead of me. "
" I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s. It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again. "
" I think it would be nice to be a prince. "
" It's very expensive to bring a band to New York. "
" It's very hard to tour. "
" It was sad when Sid Vicious died... I was freaked out when Phil Lynott died from Thin Lizzy. I cried. It was too crazy. "
" I used to be a hairdresser. "
" I was a big troublemaker in the group. I put them through a lot of pain, but as much as I gave to them, they gave right back to me. "
" Metallica - they're so demonic, they're crazy, I don't know how they do it. "
" No one in the group was really growing up besides me, which is pretty weird 'cause there was no one in that group more self-destructive than I was. "
" Ricky Nelson... I couldn't believe it when he died. He was a great rock star. "
" The main issue was deciding what to play: Should it be old Ramones material or new material? I had about three albums worth of new material, but I knew that people would rather hear the Ramones songs. "
" We didn't do an American tour because it I know it wouldn't go down well. "
" We're playing at our level of ability. "
" When I got into rap I didn't exactly win any popularity contests. I called myself Dee Dee King, after B.B. King, to the total dismay of my fellow Ramones. "
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