CBGB

  1. 'Long Live Rock and Roll': Seymour Stein's (Abandoned) CBGB Icon Award Acceptance Speech In Full

    October 10, 2013 2:35 PM EDT What follows is the full, unedited text of a speech Seymour Stein had intended to deliver to the crowd gathered at the Bowery Hotel the evening of October 9, where Stein was to receive the CBGB Festival's first Icon Award . Stein abandoned ...

  2. Gregg Allman Music Biopic in the Works From 'CBGB' Filmmakers

    April 09, 2013 8:29 PM EDT The filmmakers behind the upcoming music-themed feature "CBGB" are aiming to keep the rock flame alive with a biopic on Gregg Allman. Randall Miller and Jody Savin have picked up the rights to "My Cross to Bear," Allman’s New ...

  3. Composers and Music Supervisors Talk Process, Problems and Importance of Networking at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:49 AM EDT (L-R): Musician/composers Michael Andrews, Will Bates, Phil Mossman, Gingger Shankar and Nick Urata; music supervisor Gary Calamar (Photo: Arnold Turner) The key to survival is diversify. Always negotiate to retain ownership of your score when the ...

  4. Former Cro-Mags Bassist Reportedly Stabs, Bites Bandmembers at CBGB Festival Show

    July 07, 2012 12:31 PM EDT A CBGB Festival show at New York's Webster Hall was shut down early last night after founding Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan stabbed and bit current members of the band, according to reports in the New York Post and the New York Times . Fla ...

  5. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  6. CBGB Founder's Biopic to Star Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal

    May 14, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Alan Rickman has signed on to play the legendary owner and founder of CBGB in Randall Miller and Jody Savin's project revolving around the seminal New York rock club. Miller will direct the picture from a script he and Savin wrote together. T ...

  7. CBGB Music Festival & Conference Coming to NYC

    May 08, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Although CBGB officially closed its famed New York location in 2006, the shuttered club -- founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973 -- has lived on through CBGB fashions and radio. Now, the first ever CBGB festival will take place July 5-8 at venues acros ...

  8. CBGB's to Return...With a Music Festival

    March 15, 2012 12:47 PM EDT After a closed-door sale earlier this year -- which according, to the Local East Village, the ownership of the CBGB brand was apparently split between an unnamed party and the daughter of deceased owner Harry Kristal, Lisa Kristal (who had emerg ...

  9. Exclusive: Story of CBGBs, Hilly Kristal, Birth of Punk Rock To Be Made Into Film

    May 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT The birth of punk rock in New York City will be chronicled in a film about the club CBGB and its owner, the late Hilly Kristal, according to the film's producers. Brad Rosenberger, Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Kristal's daughter Lisa K ...

  10. Buyer of CBGB Brand Files For Bankruptcy

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The company that bought the right to market the name of the legendary New York City rock club CBGB has filed for bankruptcy. In its punk heyday, CBGB hosted acts such as the Ramones, the Talking Heads, Patti Smith and Blondie. The venue closed in ...

  11. Former CBGB's Club To Be Men's Clothing Store

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The space of New York City's former seminal music club CBGB will be reopened as a men's clothing boutique from John Varvatos. "This store is going to be totally unique, different from our other boutiques," Varvatos said. " ...

  12. CBGB Founder Hilly Kristal Dies At 75

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hilly Kristal, the founder of legendary New York punk club CBGB, died yesterday due to complications from lung cancer. He was 75. Kristal founded the club in 1973 to showcase bluegrass and country acts, but it quickly became known as a breeding gr ...

  13. New York Club CBGB Hosting Final Concert

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Show headlined by rock poet Patti Smith. CBGB was to host its final concert Sunday night (Oct. 15) after a 33-year residence in downtown New York as the iconic, grungy bastion of punk. The concert, headlined by rock poet Patti Smith, was to be the ...

  14. Saving CBGB: Supporters Still Have Time To Rally

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As that great protest singer Yogi Berra once sang, "CBGB ain't over till it's over." As that great protest singer Yogi Berra once sang, "CBGB ain't over till it's over." Yes, an eviction notice for failure t ...

  15. Artists Rally In New York To Save CBGB

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blondie, Public Enemy among those who performed. Blondie, Public Enemy, Bad Brains' HR and Institute were among the acts performing today (Aug. 31) in New York's Washington Square Park in a last-ditch attempt to rally support for venerab ...

  16. CBGB Eyeing Last-Ditch Summer Benefit Tour

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Downplays reports that club might move to Las Vegas. CBGB is hoping to host a 30-date festival of big-name acts this summer in a last-ditch effort to save the legendary punk rock club, founder and owner Hilly Kristal told the handful of journalist ...