Thursday, September 26, 2013

Duff McKagan to deliver keynote address at CBGB Music Festival

Velvet Revolver and former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan will deliver the keynote address at this year's CBGB Music Festival, part of the CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference next month in New York City.

antiMusic reports McKagan not only made his name in those multiplatinum groups, he also fronts his own group Duff McKagan's Loaded, is a member of the supergroup Walking Papers, is a noted online columnist, and is the founder of the wealth management firm Meridian Rock.

An abbreviation for "Country, BlueGrass, and Blues", CBGB holds a very important place in rock 'n' roll history when it began its auspicious origin as a music club on The Bowery in NYC's East Village. Founded by the late Hilly Kristal in 1973, CBGB became a hotbed for American punk and new music with bands like Ramones, B-52s, Talking Heads, Television, Blondie, the Patti Smith Group and The Dead Boys.

The CBGB Music & Film Festival is set to take place this year on October 9-13 at Lower Manhattan's Landmark Sunshine Theater and additional performances by over 500 artists in over 175 venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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