10 Reasons To Visit Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Before You're Dead)
10. Rock And Roll Never Will Die
But sadly, rock stars do. The graveyard is the final resting place for Dee Dee Ramone, Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Rozz Williams, Gidget Gein and several others.
An eight foot bronze statue of Johnny Ramone also graces the sacred grounds even though technically he's not buried here; his wife Linda is currently holding on to his cremated ashes until she dies -- after which they'll both be interred inside the monument.
Since his passing, HFC has hosted the annual Johnny Ramone Tribute. The yearly celebration features cult movies, art and food, and benefits the Johnny and Linda Ramone Foundation which funds cancer research.
Be sure to check the cemetery's website for concerts held year round. Past performances include Gary Numan, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Beach House, Modest Mouse, and Lana Del Rey.
Christopher Warner is an actor and freelance writer. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines and websites across multiple genres, including World War Two Quarterly, Portland Monthly, and bootsnall.com