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A Week In Movies: Gravity Bows In Venice, One Direction Takes To Cinemas, All-star Film Explores Jfk's Death

By Rich Cline | 30th August 2013

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock brought their star power to opening night at the 70th Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. The event launched with the world premiere of Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, and the critical buzz...

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Ashley Greene's Cbgb Nerves

22nd June 2012

Ashley Greene says starring in 'CBGB' is ''nerve-wracking''.The 25-year-old actress portrays Lisa Kristal - the daughter of Hilly Kristal, the owner of the influential New York nightspot - in the forthcoming movie and admits it...

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Ashley Greene To Play Hilly Kristal's Daughter In Cbgb Film

8th June 2012

Twilight star Ashley Greene has signed up to play late New York club boss Hilly Kristal's daughter Lisa in the star-studded Cbgb biopic.The actress joins Alan Rickman, who will play her father, Malin Akerman, Taylor...

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Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins In 'Cbgb'

6th June 2012

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will play rock icon Iggy Pop in the upcoming rock 'n' roll film 'CBGB'.The film is a look at New York's punk rock music scene and is centred on CBGB,...

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Alan Rickman Eyeing 'Second Youth' On Cbgb Set

5th June 2012

Alan Rickman is excited about playing New York club boss Hilly Kristal in a new movie, because he missed out on visiting legendary venue Cbgb in his youth.The British actor takes the lead role in...

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Malin Akerman To Play Debbie Harry In Cbgb

28th May 2012

Malin Akerman will play Blondie singer Debbie Harry in 'CBGB'.The actress joins a cast including Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint in the movie which tells the story of New York City nightspot CBGB - Country,...

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Malin Akerman Cast As Debbie Deborah Harry In Cbgb Film

25th May 2012

Actress Malin Akerman is set to portray rock icon Deborah Harry in a new movie about legendary New York club boss Hilly Kristal.Alan Rickman was recently cast as Kristal, the founder of the fabled Cbgb...

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Rupert Grint Lands Two New Film Roles

24th May 2012

Rupert Grint has landed two new film roles. The 'Harry Potter' star will take on small parts in both 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman' and 'CBGB'. 'Countryman' stars Shia LaBeouf as a normal guy...

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Alan Rickman To Play Cbgb Owner

15th May 2012

Alan Rickman has signed up to play New York club owner Hilly Kristal in a forthcoming movie. The 'Harry Potter' actor will portray the CBGB proprietor in a film about the legendary punk rock club...

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Alan Rickman To Play Hilly Kristal In Cbgb Biopic

14th May 2012

Alan Rickman is to play Hilly Kristal in a new movie about the legendary New York club boss.The British star will shoot Cbgb in Savannah, Georgia this summer (12) with an all-star cast portraying the...

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Harry + Smith Pay Tribute To Cbgb Boss

30th August 2007

Punk queens DEBORAH HARRY and PATTI SMITH have led the tributes to CBGB club founder HILLY KRISTAL, who lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday (29Aug07). Harry's Blondie and Smith performed early shows at Kristal's...

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Punk Icon Kristal Dead At 75

29th August 2007

HILLY KRISTAL, the founder of legendary New York punk club CBGB, has lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 75. The beloved music fan opened the Bowery club in 1973 to showcase...

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Punk Icon Kristal Dead At 75

29th August 2007

HILLY KRISTAL, the founder of legendary New York punk club CBGB, has lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 75. The beloved music fan opened the Bowery club in 1973 to showcase...

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Smith Plays Farewell Cgbg Gig

16th October 2006

LATEST: Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH played an emotional last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB last night (15OCT06), insisting the venue in which she was discovered will always be in her heart. The GLORIA...

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Patti Smith Performance To Close Cbgb

22nd September 2006

Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH will play the last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB next month (OCT06). The GLORIA star will perform alongside her longtime guitarist LENNY KAYE on 15 October (06). CBGB was...

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Cbgb Heads West To Las Vegas

8th August 2006

LATEST: New York punk mecca CBGB is moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. After months of speculation as to the future of the club, CBGB boss HILLY KRISTAL - who lost his lease last year (05)...

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Cbgb's Club To Close In September

7th July 2006

New York's revered CBGB club will close its doors for the last time at the end of September (06). The venue, famous for nurturing the US punk scene in the mid-to-late 1970s by hosting early...

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Cbgb Gets A Stay Of Execution

8th December 2005

The owner of landmark New York club CBGB has been given another year to operate business in the East Village, despite losing a battle to keep the venue open indefinitely. HILLY KRISTAL lost his...

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Harry Slams The Club She Has Been Trying To Save

7th November 2005

Punk icon DEBORAH HARRY has been fighting to save New York City's CBGB club from closure even though she always hated the venue's dirty and grimy interior. The BLONDIE star confesses she has fond...

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Cbgb Fights On

2nd September 2005

LATEST: HILLY KRISTAL may have lost the lease for his beloved New York club CBGB, but he refuses to go down without a fight. The 72-year-old punk patriarch has continued to book acts...

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Cbgb Club Loses Battle

1st September 2005

Legendary punk club CBGB is no more - a last-ditch bid to save the New York City venue has failed. BLONDIE, PUBLIC ENEMY, BAD BRAINS and GAVIN ROSSDALE's new band INSTITUTE were among the...

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Rossdale Makes A Stand For Cbgb

1st September 2005

British rocker GAVIN ROSSDALE was among the last big names making a stand for New York punk mecca CBGB yesterday (31AUG05) as the club fights closure. The former BUSH singer's new band INSTITUTE was...

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Punks Fight For Cbgb Club As Deadline Looms

31st August 2005

Members of GOOD CHARLOTTE, AUDIOSLAVE and BLINK-182 are among the stars calling for politicians to help save famous New York punk venue CBGB from closure as the club's deadline looms. Punk acts have been...

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Judge Saves Cbgb Club From Eviction

11th August 2005

New York City's legendary CBGB nightclub has been saved, after a judge ruled the punk Mecca cannot be evicted from its Bowery location just because its owner failed to notice he owed its landlords rent...

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Punks Fight To Save Cbgb Club

28th July 2005

LATEST: Punk icons the MISFITS and the VANDALS are teaming up to help save struggling New York music mecca CBGB as part of a month-long bid to keep the venue from closing. Club owner...

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Cbgb Owner Launches Festival Idea To Save Club

17th May 2005

The longtime owner of New York's historic CBGB nightclub is launching a last-ditch effort to save the punk mecca - and he's asking the acts who got their big breaks there to help him....

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Cbgb Faces Closure

8th March 2005

New York's legendary punk rock club CBGB faces closure in an ongoing rent dispute. The rock 'n' roll landmark, where groups like BLONDIE and the RAMONES launched their careers, will be closed if club...

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