"The one thing no one will ever be able to [capture] was how cool he was. He was rock ‘n’ roll coolness. The glasses. The leather jacket. And he barely moved a finger. If you think about every person who has been inspired by the Ramones, directly and indirectly, you’re talking about half of what you hear on the radio today. A lot of that has to do with the spirit and passion Joey Ramone always, always had. He never was jaded. He was never one of those guys who would go around and say, ‘More should have happened to me."
- Billie Joe Armstrong about Joey Ramone. Years later, Armstrong named his first son, now 6, Joey (2001) x