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CBGB Festival 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)

The film stars Alan Rickman (you know, Hans Gruber from Die Hard) as CB's owner Hilly Kristal, which is a check in the "could be good" category... but then there's Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, Malin Ackerman as Debbie Harry, and, um, Rupert Grint (aka Ron Weasley) as Rocket From the Tombs' Cheetah Chrome. Donal Logue, Johnny Galecki and Bradley Whitford are also in this thing. If the poster is any indication, it'll be a wacky comedy?
As discussed, the CBGB Music & Film Festival is returning to various NYC venues from October 9 to 13. Many films will be making their premieres at the fest, and it's just been announced that the long-time-coming CBGB movie will make its festival premiere during the film portion (the above text is from our last post on it). Other music films making their premieres at the festival include Tony D'Annuncio's Detroit music scene documentary, Louder Than Love: The Grand Ballroom Story, and Danny Garcia's Looking for Johnny, the Legend of Johnny Thunders.

Early bird badges were initially only going to be on sale until July 1, but the sales have been extended until August 16.

CBGB movie poster below...





Comments (14)

again, can someone explain the concept of Iggy Pop circa 1973 hanging out at CBGB'S circa 77-79?

Why didn't they add the role of Buddy Holly to the cast as well?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 5:06 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 6:31 PM

I'd rather see a movie about the Harley Flanagan-John Joseph McGowan Cro-Mags beef which has to end with a final showdown between Harley and John where neither guy wins.

This "CBGB movie" looks like a pile of wack, corny shit.

The scene where Hans falls from Nakatomi Plaza > this shit.

Actually, I liken the entire CBGB enterprise since 2005 to that scene: someone desperately grabbing on to what is no longer there for them to hold on to to live then freefalling to a horrible death. We could say the wristwatch John McClane took off of his wife Holly was time and CBGB is Hans falling LOL.

Posted by D | July 25, 2013 6:58 PM it's appropriate that Hans was cast for this film.

The shame of it is if Hilly was still alive or had lived a little longer, maybe to say 2009-10 I fully believe CBs would've reopened again as Hilly died only a year or so after it closed (RIP Hilly.)

Too bad his lazy, stupid kids and/or whoever bought the name/rights/whatever wants to milk it for all it's worth which is nothing now.

Posted by D | July 25, 2013 7:02 PM

Lay off the yayo, D.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 7:16 PM

Lay off my nuts.

Posted by D | July 25, 2013 7:32 PM

if this thing is big it might re-open. that's what she said...

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 8:17 PM

Suck my dick.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 9:18 PM

Will there be TWO stabbings this year? Tune in to find out!

Posted by The mighty KC | July 25, 2013 11:13 PM

until I saw the check 4 $4793, I have faith that my mother in law was like realie bringing in money in their spare time on their computer.. there aunt started doing this less than twenty three months and just paid for the loans on their condo and bourt a brand new volvo. this is where I went,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by maggie knuth | July 26, 2013 5:59 AM

That the best you can come up with (9:18pm)?

Stabbings...hmmmm...if DMS is there, count on there being a chance for one. DMS likes to stab people. They did that twice in '90 (killing two people) and once to Harley last year before he took one of their knives away and shoved it up two of their can't fight one on one asses.

Posted by D | July 26, 2013 11:28 AM

Haha... Harley is a has-been. DMS crew is all about lov and loyalty baby. thats all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 1:37 PM

I think it plays on his mind frequently and he asks himself if he could have done anything to have prevented Kurt's passing.

Posted by Kody | May 16, 2014 2:51 AM

Got the '77 Lost Mix CD years ago, so I never knew what the original LP mix was, although I read about it being "murky". The CD has a little more punch than this mix. This is the album that made me quit tapping and sweep picking.

Posted by Pongo | October 10, 2014 4:04 PM

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