The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host Backseat Film Festival screenings all day leading up to the World Premiere of the Vans Warped Tour Slasher Flick, Punk Rock Holocaust 2! Then we've got LIVE BANDS including the return of Columbus, Ohio’s New Bomb Turks, French Hardcore sensation BERET! and Cleveland’s own Sappy Bell performing after the screening! And it’s all FREE!
Wednesday, August 15th – 1pm – 9pm – FREE ADMISSION!
1:00pm – Cleveland Premiere of "Saving CBGB's" – A documentary on the last days of the iconic NYC rock club directed by Pat Byrne. Featuring Steve Van Zant, Debbie Harry, Ted Leo, Marky Ramone, Bouncing Souls, Sick of it All, Roger Miret, Hilly Kristal, Godlis, Roberta Bayley, John Holmstrom, Mickey Liegh, Richard Hell, Legs McNeil, John Norris, Flava Flav and more.
3:00pm – Cleveland Premiere of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" – A documentary on the glory days of the Thrash Metal scene directed by Rick Ernst. Featuring music and interviews from Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Godsmack, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Death Angel, Shadows Fall, Meshuggah, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Stone Sour, Superjoint Ritual, Lamb of God, Vio-lence, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, Nuclear Assault, Voivod and more.
5:30pm – World Premiere of "Punk Rock Holocaust 2" – A slasher comedy film sequel based on the Vans Warped Tour featuring many of the bands from the tour performing as well as acting. Featuring music and performances by The Aquabats, Bouncing Souls, The Casualties, My Chemical Romance, The Planet Smashers, River City Rebels, Riverboat Gamblers, Teenage Harlets, Shiragirl, Sugarcult, Vic and his Little Blue Pills and more. The film’s actors feature Warped Tour’s own Kevin Lyman, Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman, Pro BMX rider Rick Thorne, Metal VJ Mistress Juliya and more!
7:00pm – LIVE BANDS!
BERET! - The notorious group of Americans that became so angry with society that they became French. Proclaiming that "only Americans need guitars", BERET! is simply bass, drums and intense French hardcore vocals. This is their triumphant return to Rock Hall after playing their first American performance there in 2001!
New Bomb Turks- Four guys holding English degrees from Ohio State University, the New Bomb Turks have been declared as leaders in the punk rock revolution by spiked-haired, hardcore punkers everywhere. They are not pop-punk, but ferociously aggressive and fast, borrowing from the Pagans, Dead Boys, and so on. The Turks have not toured in a long time, but are coming together again for this very special show!