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    CBGB's might be done for good...

    The historic club in NYC is in major debt and it's lease is up at the end of this month...

    Supporters try to save CBGB

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Supporters of the famed rock club CBGB are planning a last-ditch series of events to save the birthplace of punk.

    There will be a show almost every night at the space during August, the last month of CBGB's lease, and a big event on the 31st at Washington Square Park, said singer/songwriter/"Sopranos" star Little Steven Van Zandt, who has been involved in the preservation efforts for the last several weeks.

    The club is in conflict with its landlord, the Bowery Residents Committee, over back rent and an increase to the monthly rental cost, which is about $19,000. The committee provides shelter for homeless people in the building that houses the club.

    Van Zandt said a proposal was submitted to the landlord last week, offering to pay more rent and host events to raise money for the cause. He said no response to the proposal has been received.

    A telephone call to the committee seeking comment was not immediately returned Monday.

    CBGB, with its familiar white awning, holds a special place in the city's music history. It was there that the Ramones, the Talking Heads and Blondie created the punk scene for small crowds that paid a $1 cover charge.

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    How sad. Guns N' Roses played an acoustic show there back in '87.
    If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.

    GO STEELERS!

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    man, that place is legendary. Its sad that something like that might be coming to an end.

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    I've been there so many times, gonna suck when it closes. I never saw any big names, but saw lots of good bands there. Who knows maybe some of them will be famous eventually.

    We used to go there every other weekend just to check out our friends' brothers band, and the history in that place was just amazing.
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