Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic will take part in first-ever CBGB Festival
Beloved Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic has inked on to serve as the keynote speaker at the first-ever CBGB Festival in New York City, according to Rolling Stone. As a special treat for fans, following his address, the bass slinger will take part in a question-and-answer session with audience members. Several other performers were also confirmed to take part in the festival, including Wyclef Jean, Superchunk, Agnostic Front, Fishbone and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. They join the roster of talent previously announced of Guided by Voices, Cloud Nothings, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and the Cro-Mags.
The core of the lineup for the inaugural CBGB Festival, which is scheduled to rock over 20 locations in and around Manhattan and Brooklyn from July 5 through July 8, includes New York Dolls frontman David Johansen and the Baseball Project, the former being a band featuring former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck. More performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the CBGB Festival are on sale now via CBGB’s official website, and packages start at $69.
In other CBGB news, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was just confirmed to play Iggy Pop in an upcoming movie about the legacy of CBGB. Hawkins will reportedly play Pop in his prime. Production on the flick will start on June 25 in Savannah, Ga., and some filming is also slated to take place in New York City. This will mark the drummer’s first major movie role.
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