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Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in CBGB Movie

A film about CBGB, the legendary New York City rock venue that closed its doors in 2006, is in the works, and several top roles have already been cast; Alan Rickman will portray CBGB founder Hilly Kristal, for instance.

The latest news is that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will play Iggy Pop.

Hawkins joins Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, who will play Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome, and Rock of Ages actress Malin Akerman, who'll play Blondie's Debbie Harry. The Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki will Television mentor Terry Ork, The Borgias' Mickey Sumner will play Patti Smith.

Stay tuned for more CBGB news.

In the meantime, here's Hawkins playing another role -- temporary Led Zeppelin vocalist:

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.