’s Peter Romero reports that CBGB owner Hilly Kristal is working on a summer benefit tour to raise funds for his threatened venue.

Among the names dropped by Kristal as possible participants, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Green Day and the Beastie Boys.

While this would truly be a bill worthy of a high ticket price at some massive outdoor venue, it would only be fitting if the superstar talent turned up to find that Bill Popp & The Tapes, the Shirts, Rude Buddha and Genya Raven had been added, thus cutting everyone’s set to a length of no more than 15 minutes.

(David Byrne, overjoyed to be sharing a dressing room with Ray Cappo)