Posted in music | pictures | venues on April 18, 2008

last night (April 17, 2008) in NYC....

CBGB

CBGB

CBGB

More than a few special guests (and I don't mean the protesters) showed up to the opening party/benefit inside the John Varvatos store (aka CBGB) on the Bowery last night (April 17, 2008). All photos by Randy Haecker, and there's more where they came from at his Flickr.

A lot of these guys were in town to play a different benefit show the night before.

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Comments (45)

i want to do jett

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 12:58 PM

who's that singing with Slash

Posted by J | April 18, 2008 1:07 PM

Jerry Cantrell

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 1:08 PM

old people make me sad.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 1:14 PM

so f..ing stupid. It's a clothing store people....CBGB's is done. Talk about milking it for all it's worth.

Move on.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 1:20 PM

here comes the rooster, he ain't gonna die (unless his name is layne then we can replace him on vocals 10 years later). was bradford there?

Posted by scott weiland | April 18, 2008 1:23 PM

who's that other woman with joan jett?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 1:29 PM

Only because they're all too old to play Urban Outfitters.

Posted by J | April 18, 2008 1:33 PM

joan jett is smokin...she's delish.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 1:33 PM

i guess tom morello is mostly only conscious to causes that are vaguely relevant to him.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 1:36 PM

it's just ironic to see mr. manitoba participate in this after he was bitching about skyrocketing LES rents during The Dictator's last performance at CB's in 2006.

P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C.

Posted by un:art:ig | April 18, 2008 1:36 PM

god, i hope when its our generation's turn to sell out we aren't nearly this pathetic

Posted by petebfd | April 18, 2008 1:37 PM

i saw slash on conan a couple nights ago, and was surprised by how mellow he was; he seemed like a genuine dude.

however, tragic velvet revolver tat.

Posted by simian | April 18, 2008 1:48 PM

isn't is better to have a store that shows some respect to cbgb's rather than to have nothing or a chain store that looked like everywhere else?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 1:49 PM

They should have all formed a garage band on the spot and called it The Has-Beens.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 1:59 PM

Is Slash pissed at Scott Weiland for leaving Velvet Revolver?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 2:01 PM

the were wicked good at nokia. though the dude on the sound board was totally stoned. couldnt hear a damn thing from half the mics.

Posted by clairepetrol | April 18, 2008 2:02 PM

What is there to protest here? Am I missing something? CBGBs is gone. Can you protest a business opening in a vacant space? I agree it sucks that clubs are going out of business in neighborhoods that are turning into strip malls. It should have turned into a Commerce Bank.

Posted by Chaney / Rove 2008 | April 18, 2008 2:04 PM

WHERE'S ALAN VEGA?! Are Slash and Tom Morello too cool to jam on "Frankie Teardrop"?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 2:07 PM

Suicide never sold out. If Alan Vega decided not to show after he heard about the protest, thats awesome.

Joan Jett is a sell out just look at all the pop shit she did back in the 80s so no surprises there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 2:16 PM

tom morello drove there in a SUV, he's so punk

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 2:20 PM

Selling out is so '90s. Cashing in is NOW.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 2:21 PM

those toronto jay reatard punks should have been at this protest last night. tearing shit up in there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 2:30 PM

Slash did a John Varvatos ad spot, as well. I heard the Nokia show was sick, though.

Posted by yo mama | April 18, 2008 2:36 PM

Nokia show was great, but no alcohol sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 2:41 PM

i have done joan jett and it was fabulous!

Posted by carmen electra | April 18, 2008 2:51 PM

BOBO BULLSHIT

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 2:54 PM

alan vega was there. he did "96 tears".

there was an open bar, so it's tough to remember everything...but off the top of my head, joseph arthur played after slash, morello, etc. and the hold steady ("stuck between stations"/new tune/"how a resurrection really feels") closed things out.

and while i understand the sentiment behind the protests, at the very least the place is a tribute to what was there. it's not, say, a chase or a duane reade...

Posted by tom | April 18, 2008 3:12 PM

no alcohol, how rock and roll

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:16 PM

The Nokia show rocked.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:04 PM

Only one Alan Vega song? Outrageous!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:32 PM

Jesus W. Christ but Joan Jett's endlessly beautiful.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | April 18, 2008 5:03 PM

ugh anything CBGBs is so dunzo.

Posted by grace6697 | April 18, 2008 5:27 PM

i'd put a dime in joan jett's jukebox, baby.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:42 PM

i'm surprise that tim morello did the show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:53 PM

How ironic, Morello's guitar has "HOMELESS" written on it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:59 PM

who's that tranny dressed up as Joan Jett?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 1:01 AM

Hey, 1:01 AM, I assume you're a guy. If so, Joan Jett is more woman than you'll ever have and more man than you'll ever be.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 1:06 AM

hey 1:06. that's a very commonplace way to describe a tranny, too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 1:52 AM

"and while i understand the sentiment behind the protests, at the very least the place is a tribute to what was there. it's not, say, a chase or a duane reade..."

Fuck tributes.
Anyone who doesn't understand the cultural back-packing in the name of selling designer clothes is a moron (and that the act is actually destructive to the memory of the spot). Yes, it would have been a lovely Duane Reade. No, I don't give a shit about supposedly "preserving" the history of the space with the Rock n'Roll Hall of Fame of boutiques.

Varvatos: "How can I get the inflamed community off my back?... I know! I'll have a charity event there!"

Posted by Gorbert | April 19, 2008 12:34 PM

miro > baez > jett

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 12:53 PM

The Nokia show ROCKED! I was a little upset that Cantrell didn't play more!

Posted by Wylde Child69 | April 19, 2008 6:36 PM

Joan Jett is Rock n' Roll

Posted by ar | April 19, 2008 10:46 PM

Why is everyone acting like this is pathetic.....? This is an awesome thing.

Posted by Holly | April 21, 2008 1:39 PM

Mybe Morello played in protest of the corporate greed? they did the same thing at Coachella, they ranted against the organizers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2008 1:45 PM

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