To celebrate the GOLD CERTIFICATION of the legendary Ramones' highest charting release and first-ever DVD RAMONES RAW, MARKY RAMONE & Osaka Popstar frontman/Ramones Raw Producer-Director JOHN CAFIERO appeared for an instore signing at TOWER RECORDS in Paramus, NJ on Friday, Dec. 10th. Immediately following the signing, the duo were presented with RIAA Certified Gold awards. Also on hand to celebrate the achievement was longtime Ramones Business Affairs representative Ira Herzog. Not only is this the first Ramones video or DVD release to ever receive the award, it also marks the second Gold Certified release the world famous Ramones have ever received in North America throughout the duration of their legendary 30 year history! The only prior release in the Ramones entire catalog to reach Certified Gold status was the best-of double LP compilation entitled "Ramonesmania" issued in 1988. Upon hearing the news of Ramones Raw's Gold status, Marky Ramone commented: "This would've made Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny very proud."

From left to right: Marky Ramone, Ira Herzog & John Cafiero.

Ramones Raw DVD end cap display

From left to right: Marky Ramone, John Cafiero & Ira Herzog.

From left to right: Image Entertainment's Roberta Garland, Marky Ramone, Tower Paramus Store Manager Bob Foley, Ramones Business Affairs' Ira Herzog, Tower North East Event Coordinator Oscar Hernandez, Ramones Raw Producer-Director John Cafiero & Tower designer George who made the beautiful instore background display.

Photo credit: Dustin Pittman