Wednesday, August 07, 2013

"CBGB": Enter Ashley Greene

Sneak Peek a new trailer supporting the upcoming bio-pic comedy feature "CBGB", based on the story of New York's notorious punk rock club, starring Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint and Ashley Greene ("Twilight").

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins plays 'Iggy Pop', and Malin Ackerman is Deborah Harry aka 'Blondie' :

"...'CBGB' tells the story of 'Hilly Kristal' (Rickman) and his New York club from its origins as a venue for 'Country, Bluegrass and Blues (aka 'CBGB') to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 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..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the documentary "CBGB: The Roots of Punk"...