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  1. Updated: Hurricane Sandy Concert Cancelations, Postponements: Springsteen, Aimee Mann, Deftones, More

    October 30, 2012 12:51 PM EDT In addition to the multiple Hurricane Sandy-related show cancelations and postponements already announced (and listed below), several more came over the transom on Tuesday. The biggest is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who postponed thei ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Bowery Presents Expands To Boston

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST New York-based independent concert promotion company the Bowery Presents has extended its presence to Boston. The principals of the Bowery Presents have signed a long term agreement with the recently renovated Royale Nightclub to book approximatel ...

  10. The Bowery Presents Expands Into N.J.

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The historic 2,000-capacity Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J., will re-open its doors this fall under a recently formed partnership between the principals of New York-based independent concert promoter the Bowery Presents and longtime promoter A ...

  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. Brooklyn Venue To Launch With Patti Smith

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie concert promoter the Bowery Presents has tapped Patti Smith and her band to help launch the Sept. 4 opening of its newest venue, the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The 550-capacity hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., will occupy the former s ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Live Nation New York Head To Exit

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His contract expires July 31. After weeks of speculation, sources confirm that Jim Glancy, president of Live Nation’s New York offices, will exit the company when his contract expires July 31. Glancy will partner with John Moore at the Bowery Pres ...

  16. Wed: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panel: 'concert promoter role getting edged out.' The role of a concert promoter may be getting edged out, according to participants at the "Rock This Town" panel at today's (Oct. 26) Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Aw ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...