There have been several Ramones tribute albums, but this is the first one to feature "big name" acts. The results are varied, of course, like on any tribute album. The young "pop punk" acts Green Day, Rancid and the Offspring perform good faithful versions of the songs. Most of the other acts try to put their own spin on the songs. The most interesting variations are, to me, by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Garbage, The Pretenders, Tom Waits (Grammy nominated for his song on this album) and John Frusciante (unlisted bonus track). Most of the songs are at least decent, except for Marilyn Manson's dirge-like version of "The KKK Took My Baby Away", which is god-awful. This CD should be of interest to Ramones fans who don't mind hearing their heroes songs played in different styles.