Any rock fan knows that if you were in New York City between 1973 and 2006 the best place to go and hear rock and roll was CBGB. A scuzzy club located in The Bowery, CBGB played host to legendary bands: Blondie, The Ramones, Television, Patti Smith and Talking Heads amongst hundreds of others.

Now the club is the subject of a new movie called (wait for it…) CBGB which hits screens in the US on 12th October. Alan Rickman plays Hilly Krystal, the owner of the club, and lots of up and coming actors take their turns as punk rock legends, including Malin Ackerman as Debbie Harry. At the very least the movie looks fun, but if you want the true story of CBGB, including why it eventually closed in 2006, you should check out the documentary Burning Down The House which was released in 2009 (trailer here).

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