CBGB

STARRING

Alan Rickman, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Stana Katic and Malin Akerman as ‘Blondie’, Rupert Grint as ‘Cheetah Chrome,’ Joel David

Moore as ‘Joey Ramone’, Taylor Hawkins as ‘Iggy Pop’ and Mickey

Sumner as ‘Patti Smith.’  

CBGB tells the story of Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) and his New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock ‘n’ roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery, he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked: they could only play original music. No top 40′s, no covers. It was the credo he lived by — support the artist at whatever the cost.  Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk, giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police.

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