News

Blondie re-records ‘Sunday Girl’ for CBGB film

Blondie re-records ‘Sunday Girl’ for CBGB film

CBGB REVISITED: Debbie Harry of Blondie performing at The Buckhead Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Atlanta. Photo: Associated Press/Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP

Blondie were so thrilled to be part of new movie “CBGB” they offered up a new recording of their hit tune “Sunday Girl” for the soundtrack.

The new film about the iconic New York punk mecca features 65 tracks in total from acts like Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and the Velvet Underground, but music supervisor Brad Rosenberger was particularly thrilled when Debbie Harry and her bandmates agreed to help out.

He says, “We’ve been talking to them for a while because they’re important to the film and I was talking to their manager and told him what we were looking for. And he said, ‘The band actually just went in and did this (re-recording) – would you be interested in it?’ We listened to it and I thought it worked great. It’s amazing (that) 40 years later, you would never know that was a new recording.”

Unfortunately, not everyone felt the same way about offering up tunes for the soundtrack – the existing members of The Ramones refused to get involved.

Rosenberg adds, “We showed the band or representation the film, and for whatever reason, they couldn’t seem to go for it… There was no animosity. I personally thought it was a lost opportunity.”

Instead, Rosenberg had to select a Joey Ramone solo track for the film.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 21

Fresh
elton-john

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Viral Videos

B1G mascots ‘Shake It Off’ parody

12-overlay3

Big Ten mascots show off their dance moves to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off."

in Entertainment

Robin gig has gone to the girls

jenamalone

The superhero sidekick is set for a sex change in the upcoming "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" film.

in Music

Led Zeppelin plagiarism case to be heard in Pa.

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

Led Zeppelin have lost the first round in their plagiarism battle over mega-hit "Stairway to Heaven."

in Viral Videos

If ‘WALL-E’ was a Christopher Nolan film

15-overlay3

Take a look at Pixar's "Wall-E" reimagined as if it was created by the director of "The Dark Knight."