File this under: But why?
Steve McAllister, one of CBGB's sound guys engineered what I'm beginning to think is a historic document. NOT because of me and my music, but, because Steve so perfectly and accurately captured the wondrous sound of the room... that room being frickin' CBGB!
7. The Gaslight Cafe 12. Starlight Park 8. Old Waldorf-Astoria Until 2007, this stable gave just about anyone the chance
Grint: I liked Halloween. It never used to be a big thing when I was kid. We never really did it. But I actually had a good
In light of this impending hoopla about 315 The Bowery, I thought we'd revisit a night at CBGB that ranks as one of the great Rock 'n' Roll Faux Pas Moments, perp-ed by yours truly... Here's the story...
Rupert Grint stars as The Dead Boys' guitarist Cheetah Chrome in "CBGB," a new film about the famed New York rock club that
Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog Ron Weasley is all grown up and baring his butt. Rupert Grint, who played Weasley in
Frank Zappa taught us "you are what you is." Former high-school and college jocks oft fall prey to the corresponding ravages of time as do their ex- rocker counterparts.
Here's another excerpt from my eBook on Rhino, My Life in the Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was. It's doozy, too... in which my band, The Planets, is initiated into the brave new world of CBGB in the early Spring of 1975.
Here's the true unsung story about one of the origins of the Punk/New Wave look...
Yes, I know turning them down was raw lunacy, but I had the secret knowledge, as I listened to Danny, Ray and Ig work me, that The Planets were gonna be signed by Warner Bros. My band, my songs.
1977: My Band is Signing With Warner Brothers Records! Thin Lizzy's Producer is Set to Do Our Album! In London! At The Who's Recording Studio! And... Then...
Looking back, it was an undeniably fertile creative moment in New York City. Things were coalescing and I was in the thick of it.
The bikers just went happily berserk. Booing, screaming, howling, cursing, laughing, flipping birds, throwing empty beer cans... Poor T'winks, in front of everyone, the bar owner walked up and let them know that the Bands-From-NYC experiment was over.