On March 1, 2008, Martin married hairstylist Linzi Williamson, whom he had been dating for eight years.
On January 26, 2009 she gave birth to their first child Dreavyn Kingslee Martin in Pasadena, California.
Born John William Cummings in Queens, New York the punk rock legend was a singular personality. He had a spiritual awakening in his 20's but yet he's so intense and angry. Don't forget he was keeping those black books his entire life, even before he was in The Ramones, he'd write, 'I'm going to get a haircut today,' and then once he got into The Ramones he'd write for this number of attendance we got paid this much so every time the band went back to a club he'd call the promoter and say, 'We went over, you owe us this amount of money.' So he was always very much in charge. Johnny wanted to have a hit and be the biggest band in the world but he was never going to compromise. Johnny is always a leader, never a follower so he wouldn't care if everyone he knew is a Democrat it didn't matter.
An avid collector of movie posters and baseball cards, an outspoken Republican -- he mentioned George Bush at The Ramones' inauguration at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and believe it or not, one of rock and roll's most influential guitarist. When you pick it up it feels like Johnny Ramone."Billboard spoke to Linda about her life with Johnny and she too is also quite a character. The Ramones were definitely one of the influential bands. I was 18 when I started going out with Joey and by the time I start going out with Johnny I'm 21 so yes I'm attracted to the power of him and he looked great. They talked about business but they didn't talk to begin with.
When Perkins was diagnosed with brain tumors, his old Stones pals - who back in the '70s sent him a gold record for "Black and Blue" sales - reached out.
"Keith, Mick and Ronnie would get in touch with him when he was laid up," Dale Perkins says.
Everything he bought he could turn around for a profit.
AC/DC co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young has passed away at the age of 64.
He had the largest 8 x 10 baseball card collection in the country.
These days, Wayne still plays guitar, although not as often as his prime, and has held to his trusty Tele.
(Alas, he no longer has his sweet Martin D-28 acoustic: "I wish I still had that baby.") He's taking better care of himself and health-permitting doesn't rule out moving back to the West Coast, where he has a son in his-early 20s and, at his ex-manager's house, a garage-full of vintage photos and guitars.
Drugs and drinks were on top all the amplifiers in the studio, as Wayne Perkins recorded his remarkable guitar solos for the 1975 Rolling Stones song "Hand of Fate." Forty-two years later, it's difficult for him to remember some other details about cutting that swaggering Stones rocker.
However it went down, Perkins' "Hand of Fate" lines are among the most thrilling in a Stones catalog rich with guitar heroics. A native of the Chalkville area near Center Point, Perkins also played on two other cuts from "Black and Blue," the Stones album "Hand of Fate" appeared on: melancholic ballads "Memory Motel" and "Fool To Cry." Not only that, R&B number "Worried About You" originally tracked during "Black and Blue" sessions and eventually released on excellent 1981 Stones LP "Tattoo You," boasts another, cascading Perkins solo.