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Sire Records founder to speak, CBGB film to premiere at festival
The upcoming CBGB Music and Film Festival has announced that Sire Records founder Seymour Stein will be speaking at the upcoming New York City-based event. It will take place on October 9-13 and will feature more that 500 artists in over 175 venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The event will also host more than 125 speakers and 100 films for a total of more than 700 live events. Organizers have also announced that…
2013-08-05 14:00:01

Harley Flanagan case falling apart
The controversial case against former Cro-Mags member Harley Flanagan is apparently falling apart. We first reported about the incident in July where Flanagan was accused of allegedly stabbed current Cro-Mags bassist, Mike "The Gook" Couls at the venue before being subdued by security and hauled away by police. On Friday, it…
2012-10-01 14:30:02

Patagonia store opening in former CBGB location
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has just signed a lease to take over the remaining parts of the former CBGB club not occupied by designer store, John Varvatos. According to a Commercial Observer report, the company signed a deal to take a combined 8,100 square feet on the lower level…
2012-08-03 18:30:01

New York Times, NY Post report on Cro-Mags incident
Some updates have come out regarding the stabbing at Friday night's CBGB Festival kick off show, featuring Cro-Mags and Sick Of It All. The New York Times reported on the incident, quoting Cro-Mags singer John Joseph as saying: "[Harley Flanagan] has been a…
2012-07-09 12:00:02

Stabbing at Cro-Mags, Sick Of It All show in New York
A bit of shocking news coming from the kick off of the CBGB Festival at New York's Webster Hall tonight. Founding (but not current) Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan allegedly stabbed current Mike "The Gook" Couls at the venue before being subdued by security and hauled away by police. Bowery Boogie reports on the…
2012-07-07 00:40:01

CBGBs recreated in Savannah, Georgia for upcoming film
Vanishing New York has collected some shots of the recreation of the legendary CBGB club being built on a Savannah, Georgia soundstage for the upcoming film about the venue and the influential music scene that developed around it. The film is being directed by Randall Miller (Bottle Shock) and stars Alan Rickman as…
2012-07-03 12:00:01

Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) to play Iggy Pop in CBGB movie
Taylor Hawkins, drummer for rock act Foo Fighters, will be portraying Iggy Pop in the upcoming feature film CBGB . The film will be directed by Randall Miller, and will focus on the '70s heyday of the legendary, eponymous New York City club. Other castings in the film include Alan Rickman as club owner Hilly Kristal, Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone, Julian Acosta…
2012-06-06 14:00:01

CBGB to be relaunched as music festival
Legendary East Village club CBGB looks to be undergoing yet-another rebirth. According to a New York Times report, the current owners of the name are looking to launch a music festival in New York and also open a new version of the club at a downtown location. Both the name and the venue have frequently change hands…
2012-05-09 12:30:01

CBGB name up for sale
CBC News is reporting that CBGB, the name of the famous and now-defunct New York venue which fostered the early punk rock community, is up for sale. Lawyers for the estate of late CBGB founder Hillel Kristal are looking for buyers who would be "best for the brand and Hilley's legacy." After the club had closed in 2006 the rights to the name were purchased by a pair of marketing executives who created a company dubbed CBGB Holdings. That firm filed for bankruptcy in June without hang fully paid the…
2010-10-15 18:00:01

CBGB company files for bankruptcy
The company holding the name to the legendary CBGB club has filed for bankruptcy. Though the club itself shut down in late 2006, the name was purchased by a company that wanted to continue selling the venues' memorabilia and T-shirts. The club was first launched in 1973 by the late Hilly Kristal. Kristal ran the club from 1973 to 2006, giving vital early…
2010-06-14 14:30:02

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