Bad Brains have spoken out about the death of Hilly Kristal.
Darryl Jenifer of the band issued the following statement on the owner of CBGB’s:
“The Brains didn’t go to college… CBGB’s was our university. Hilly was our head master. And although the music died back in the 50’s with Holly and Richie…the punk lives with Hilly, Joey, Stiv and CB’s. Forever is the spirit of Hilly and his punk rock. Thanks Hilly, we will all ways remember you as the don of punk and the king of the bowery…that serious looking nice guy….Jah lives… the Bad Brains.”
Check out this Bad Brains performance at the club: