The Ramones. Talking Heads. The Police. Blondie. The B-52's. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Misfits. What do these musical legends have in common? They all played their early shows at CBGB, a venue on Bleeker Street in New York City. Now, CBGB has its own movie, titled (appropriately enough) CBGB. Directed by Randall Miller (Bottle Shock) and starring Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Malin Akerman, Joel David Moore, Johnny Galecki, Donal Logue, the all-star rock drama is now in select theaters, and we've got some CraveOnline Exclusive ready-made meme images to premiere. So let's get to it.
From the Press Release:
CBGB looks at New York’s dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973 originally as a home for “country, bluegrass and blues” (thus the club’s name) and which showcased cutting-edge bands through its closing in 2006. The Talking Heads, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Blondie, The Dead Boys, Bad Brains, Green Day, Soul Asylum, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Everclear, George Thorogood, The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, The Black Crowes, The Flaming Lips, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The B-52s, The Runaways, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tool and The Wallflowers are just some of the thousands of bands that played the club over the years The film stars Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Justin Bartha, Richard de Klerk, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Rupert Grint, Taylor Hawkins, Stana Katic, Donal Logue, Joel David Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Mickey Sumner and Bradley Whitford. Randall Miller directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with Jody Savin.