Sep 29, 2006 11:24 Punk as fuck, we are By SpudSeptember 29, 2006 by Spud CBGB in New York is to close. The famous venue, which played host to The Ramones & friends in the 70s, is having Patti Smith as its last gig. The lease ran out in 2005 and the owner owes a load of back rent to the landlord. It’s in our news archives somewhere. Some more recent news articlesThe Movielife sign to Rise Records for first album since 2003Explosions In The Sky reveal video for 'The Ecstatics'Swordfish stream new single, 'Wash'