CBGB movie trailer launched
Producers of the upcoming CBGB movie have launched a trailer. View it below.
It stars Alan Rickman as boss Hilly Kristal, who opened the night club in 1973 with the intention of running a country, bluegrass and blues establishment – then oversaw its transformation into the birthplace of US underground punk.
The Ramones, The Police, Talking Heads, Blondie, Television and Dead Boys are among those featured in the movie, which includes Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop.
CBGB closed in 2006 following a rent dispute with its landlords, and Kristal died the following year – but his insistence that every act he booked had to play all-original music is remembered as a golden rule that changed the face of American rock’n'roll.