News Segment


January 13, 2005

RAMONES DRUMMER Marky Ramone was just at a Conshohocken recording studio laying down the classic, “I Wanna Be Sedated,” with kids from the Paul Green School of Rock Music.

The tune will appear on the soundtrack of “Rock School,” Don Argott’s documentary film about Green and the pint-size rock stars he teaches.

Deep Purple’s Ian Gilliam is due here soon to record “Highway Star” with students for the soundtrack, which also will include songs from Jon Anderson of Yes, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, and Alice Cooper.

Cooper will perform with kids later this month at the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, where the film screens seven times. It’s set for wide release by Newmarket Films on April 15.

Green’s been teaching kids to rock for seven years, and is based out of a school at 1320 Race St.

He’s recently opened several other local schools, as well as in New York and San Francisco.

Green is believed by some to be the inspiration for the 2003 Jack Black film “School of Rock,” a claim its producers have denied.

The students next local gig is Jan. 29 at the TLA (334 South).

The $12 show is a fund-raiser for the school’s scholarship program for underprivileged students.

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