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October 9, 2000 - The original NYC T-Shirt Bob Gruen gave to John Lennon, which he wore in the famous photo Bob took in 1974, is one of the many items now on display in the new John Lennon museum, which just opened outside of Tokyo on Oct. 9, John's 60th birthday. The museum is beautifully laid out, following the path of John Lennon's life and work, explaining his desire to find, and inspire others to seek creative freedom and peace and love.

November 14, 2000 - Debbie Harry & Elvis Costello - And all that jazz! Elvis Costello and Blondie vocalist Debbie Harry featured in 'Fire at Keaton's Bar and Grill', an experimental jazz event at the London Royal Festival Hall. The event formed part of the London Jazz Festival and took place on November 14, 2000. It is a concert story which tells the tale of a typical bar in which Harry is the bartender and Costello is the storyteller.

November 15, 2000 - Mick Jones and Damien Hirst visit with Joe Strummer backstage at London's Wembley Arena. Joe opened the show there for the Who.

March 1, 2001 - Jason Binn with Liv Tyler at the launch party at Cipriani for the new Gotham Magazine. Liv is the covergirl on the premier issue.

March 6,2001 - Keith Richards played at the Rainforest Benefit at the Beacon Theater in New York City Seen here backstage he's wearing a T-shirt with his photo and the words "Too Tough To Die", and he looks proud of it! More photos

March 19th 2001 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. Robbie Robertson, Keith Richards, King Solomon Burke and Kid Rock with members of Queen and Aerosmith, join in the after dinner jam at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, More photos

April 15, 2001 - April 15, 2001 - Joey Ramone passed away this afternoon at 2.40pm, in a hospital in New York City where he was being treated for cancer. Joey's loving family was by his bedside. In his moment of pain and sorrolet's find comfort in the words of the King of Punk himself: "Life's a gas, Life's a gas, Life's a gas, a gas, Oh Yeah! Life's a gas, Life's a gas, Life's a gas, a gas, Oh Yeah! So Don't be sad 'cause I'll be there - Don't be sad at all" - Joey Ramone

April 15, 2001 - The Holy Modal Rounders played at the Tonic club on Norfolk street in New York, continuing their new reunion. They are one of my all time favorite groups. I first saw them play at the Gaslight club on Bleeker Street in 1964. They are a real inspiration for a great many people, singing lively songs like, "Euphoria",and "Boobs-a-lot", about Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll, They blended Folk music with raunchy rock, and later expanded into the Fugs. They might not look it, but for me they were the first Punk Rockers.
May 3,2001 - London - We went to see Howard Marks, the famous pot dealer give a talk in London at the Ocean Rooms. He takes a firm stand for the legalization of all recreational drugs, and he's very funny and persuasive. One point he made as he took a drink of wine, was that Jesus' first miracle was to turn water into wine, which Howard said was a very good way to win friends. Then he pointed out that Jesus said at the Last Supper to drink the wine in remembrance of Him, but the Church nowadays only gives out a thimble full at a time. Howard said they should drink the whole bottle and get loaded and see God!
May 5,2001 - Paris -- My friend Bruno Blum, who has a very good French Reggae album out now as well as a new bio of Lou Reed, took us to see Minelle sing the old style French folk songs at the ancient Le Vieux Belleville restaurant. It is said that Edith Piaf herself as well as Maurice Chevalier and many other greats of French music history have performed here. It's still a small, hard to find place in the hills overlooking Paris, with great food and a very friendly feeling.
May 15,2001 - New York - Singer Kristeen Young performed a set of her songs at CBGB Gallery. Kristeen has recorded an album with famed producer Tony Visconti and is looking for a record deal. She is also a featured backup singer on a new album by David Bowie, and he was among the crowd that came to see her amazing solo show.
May 19, 2001 - the final "Squeezebox" party on Friday nite at Don Hill's club drew a record crowd of fun-loving "people who like people" as Mistress Formica likes to say. More Photos
May 19, 2001 - New York, The best birthday party for Joey Ramone happened at the Hammerstein Ballroom, with great videos of Joey. Little Steven MC'd introducing some speakers and short fast fantastic shows by Blondie, Cheap Trick and The Damned, as well as Jesse Malin's new band, Bellevue, the Indpendents and several songs from Joey's brother Mickey. More Photos
May 27th, 2001 - Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher gets close to The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson Backstage at their show in Wallingford, CT More Photos
June 6, 2001 - The Patti Smith Group played three nights at the Greenwich Village venue, Village Underground, and she was rockn' like she did in the '70's. It was quite a scene as the sell out crowd stayed late for an incredible show!! Click for more photos
June 23, 2001 - Exeter, England - At an Art Festival we saw Joe Strummer join in a conceptual band show with Angus Fairhurst as the singer about to start singing but instead the band - Pauline Daly, Pierre Bismuth, Roger Pomphery, and David John, just played the familiar riffs of some well known songs and Angus never sang a word. It was really fun to just imagine the songs as a screen slowly filled the stage with projected images of words that seemed to say "This does not exist!"
July 12, 2001 - David Johansen played with his group the Harry Smiths at Castle Clinton in New York City. David plays a set with the acoustic band that goes back to the roots of the blues. My favorite song is his version of the Mississippi John Hurt song "Richland Woman Blues" It was great to see David's soulful show outdoors at the tip of Manhattan as the sun set over the Hudson River.
July 19th, 2001 - London - I am in London working on my book of photos of the Clash and we went to a great party for the photographer Mario Testino hosted by Kate Moss, seen with Paul Simonon. It was a nice surprise to see Paul (who played bass for the Clash) after I had spent all day going over final layout proofs for my book, which is due out at the end of September. Madcap British Artist Damien Hirst introduced us to TV personality Mariella Frostrup, and we talked to Ronnie Wood and his wife Jo, Anita Pallenberg, Patti Palladin, and met Patti Boyd. What a fun night! click for more photos
July 24, 2001 - New York - Joe Strummer and his band the Mescaleros played their new album, "Global A Go-Go" at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square. The new songs are very good, with a mix of many musical forms coming together so well that once you hear it you want to keep playing it over and over. They are playing a mini tour of record stores in major cities to be followed by a full scale tour in the fall. Watch for them!
July 27, 2001 - The Fuji Rock Festival was held at the Naeba Resort in the mountains of Northwest Japan, and it was a blast!! I was very happy to be able to attend with my wife this year. More than 100 bands and artists from around the world performed on six or seven stages and there was even a weird Circus from England. I couldn't cover the whole festival (it's very big) but we roamed around with 60,000 or so other (mainly Japanese) music fans. Headliners from the West included Neil Young, Eminem, Oasis, Patti Smith Group, DJ Tricky, Wilco Johnson, and many many more. Here are some views of the Festival.
Aug. 5, 2001 - Tokyo We came to Japan last week to see the Fuji Rock Festival and now we're in Tokyo. Tonight we saw Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bo Diddley with our good friends Sheena & Makoto Ayukawa, (Sheena & the Rokkets Band). It was great to see Bo play here at the Blue Note club. The crowd loved the show and cheered Bo back for a rockin' encore.

Tribute page to the World Trade Center. -- I was out getting my car tuned in New Jersey and saw one of the World Trade Center's tower on fire. I pulled off the road into Liberty State Park and sat on a bench there and then saw a plane fly low over the harbor and crash into the other tower. It was the worst thing I have ever seen. It broke the fabric of reality and has changed the way we live. I've been thinking of the words of Winston Churchill, "If you're going through hell, keep going" I think we must go forward and not let them stop us. I hope our leaders can find a way to peace on Earth. - Bob Gruen - NYC - 9/2001

Sept. 26, 2001 - London - I had a party for the opening of my exhibition at the Alex Proud Camden Moss Gallery to celebrate the release of my new book "The Clash, Photographs by Bob Gruen". It was a smashing success, with over 1000 people, including Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, seen above at the party with me.

Nov. 13, 2001 - New York - Iggy Pop played two shows at the Irving Plaza. Jim Jarmusch and Steven Tyler, with his daughter Liv, were among the happy fans. Iggy is one of Rock's true masters. It is always inspiring to see his nonstop energy in action. More photos
Jan. 11,2002 - New York - Ryan Adams filmed a video for his song "Answering Bell'. from his new CD 'Gold'. The video has a 'Wizard of Oz' theme. Singer Leona Naess played the pretty girl and Elton John was the Wizard, More
Feb. 23, 2002, Paris, France - I was in Paris this week and went to see Ike Turner at the Lionel Hampton Lounge in Le Madison Hotel. He did one of the best sets I've seen him do in years, playing his "Rocket 88", the first ever Rock & Roll song. He also did a great blues version of Alice Cooper's "Only Women Bleed" as well as the Jazz number "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" More

March 18, 2002 - New York - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame held their 17th annual induction dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. This year's inductees were: The Ramones (left), Brenda Lee, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Chet Atkins, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, Talking Heads, and Jim Stewart, (founder of Stax records). It was a great night with big stars inducting living legends More Photos

April 1 - 6, 2002 - New York - Joe Strummer and his band the "Mescaleros" came over to play five shows at the new venue 'St. Ann's Warehouse' under the Brooklyn Bridge. What a week it was! The shows were great and we stayed up partying till dawn each night. Joe played new material from the Mescaleros two albums, as well as some old favorites from the Clash days. click here to see more photos from Joe's week in New York

May 6, 2002 - New York - The Rolling Stones landed in New York to announce a new world tour. Flying in on a blimp with the Stones logo painted on it, they said they were looking forward to playing three types of shows: in stadiums, arenas and clubs. They all looked in fine form, except Charlie, who looked a little airsick from the blimp ride.

May 18 - 25, 2002 - Havana, Cuba -- I went with my wife Elizabeth to Cuba to attend the opening of a photo exhibition titled "The Revolution of Rock & Roll". The show was at the Fototeca De Cuba Gallery and was organized by Chris Murray of the Govinda Gallery in Washington, DC. We had a great time in Cuba, the opening was a good party and I gave a slide talk at the gallery on Rock & Roll photography. The photo above is of the John Lennon sculpture in Havana. Click here to see more from Cuba

May 31, 2002 - Green Day played at Madison Square Garden and everyone had a ball! They are the most fun live band around and they really involve the audience. The best part of the show is when they take fans from the crowd and bring them on stage and let them play a song! I first saw them do this a few years ago; Billy would get a fan up and give him his guitar, but now they replace the whole band! It was amazing to see them pull it off at Madison Square Garden. Click here to see the Green Day page.
Aug-Sept 2002 - NYC - Hangin' out with Ryan Adams. I'v gotten to know Ryan over the last year, and this summer spent several nights going to events in New York with him, We also shot a session for his new publicity photos. Click here to see shots from our photo session and the MTV aftershow party as well as the opening of Ryan's show of his paintings at the Niagra club.
Summer, 2002 - It was a very busy summer. Check out scenes from Ace Frehley at Don Hill's Club, Blondie at Jones Beach, and more!!
August, 2002 - The Strokes and the White Stripes played Aug 15th at New York's Art Deco Palace Radio City Music Hall. In front of more than 6000 cheering fans they showed why they're both being talked about as the best of the "New Rock & Roll" bands. Aug 29th, the Strokes played at the Fader Magazine party after the MTV Music Video Awards show, and then they all partied until dawn at the East Village bar Niagara.
December 22, 2002 - Joe Strummer 1952 - 2002 - I'm in shock over the sudden death of my friend Joe. He was the strongest of men, a real inspirational leader, a guy who never seemed to tire of listening to people and talking to them, learning and teaching all the time. He had true compassion for everyone he met. He was the nicest and also the most fun loving person I have ever known
February 18, 2003 - Yoko Ono celebrated her 70th birthday at a great party thrown for her by her son Sean. She danced all night with friends (like Kate Pierson and Fred Schneider of the B-52's seen above)
March 10, 2003 - New York - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame held their Eighteenth Annual Induction Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It is always a great evening as some of the world's biggest music stars come to honor their heros. This year the event was tempered by the recent loss of Clash founder Joe Strummer, but for all the attendants, including ACDC, the Police, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, The Righteous Brothers, record exec Mo Ostin, sidemen Benny Benjamin, Floyd Cramer, Steve Douglas and the surviving Clash members,..... it was a night to remember!
April 19,2003 - The White Stripes played a very sold-out show at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Above Jack is greeted backstage after the show by Nicole Kidman. Click to see more photos
May 9, 2003 - Jesse Malin played a great show at New York's Bowery Ballroom. Billie Joe from Greenday joined Jesse for a rousing encore performance of the Clash song "Death or Glory" and then came backstage to celebrate.
NEW! SPRING 2003 ROUNDUP - It's been a very busy Spring. So many shows and events that I didn't have time to put up a page for each one Now I have put up shots of Chris Robinson and his wife Kate Hudson (shown on left), Lou Reed, Jewel, Led Zeppelin, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain, the Libertines, Craig from the Vines, Link Wray, sexy Comedienne Tammy Faye Starlight, Blondie, Star Spangles, Patti Smith, the Fugs and many others. Check it out!
July 4,2003 - Happy Fourth of July!  Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin celebrate on the Coast Guard Statue in New York City's Battery Park after their very successful free show in the park. More photos
July 25-27, 03 - Japan - Sheena & the Rokkets were among the many bands at the Fuji Rock Festival. In spite of the rain, more than 100,000 people came to dance to the music and had a great time. Click here to see what it was like.
September 15,2003 - Paris, France - Yoko Ono performed her "Cut Piece" for the first time since 1965, For "Cut Piece" Yoko invited the audience to come onstage one at a time and cut a piece of her clothes off. It is a very tense event as Yoko is vulnerable to strangers. It is a piece symbolic of the way we must open ourselves to each other to obtain peace in the world.
Oct. 27, 03 - Alice Cooper came to New York to inspire us to dress up and act out for Halloween. Instead of the large theatrical props for which he's famous, Alice had a hard rockin' band and played a set full of hits (he has a lot of them). He showed the cheering sold out audience that he's a master of mayhem.
Nov. 16, 2003- This is the centerpiece of a video for Joe Strummer's version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" from Joe's new Mescaleros album "Streetcore". The video, directed by Josh Cheuse shows artists Dr. Revolt and Zephyr creating this mural on the wall of the Niagara Bar in the East Village, while many of Joe's well known friends and local neighbors watch. Click to see the video at Epitaph Records
Nov - Feb Photo Roundup - NYC - See events from the last few months, from Ryan Adams Birthday to the Star Spangles at CBGB (above) as well as Jesse Malin & Bruce Springsteen: Joey Ramone Place; NY Fashion week and more!
March 9,2004 - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annual Induction Dinner - Once again the evening at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel was a great deal of fun for the honored inductees, their friends and families and lots of their lawyers and managers
March 17,18th - Courtney Love roared into New York City and shook up the town. She played the most exciting punk rock show I've seen in a long time. More photos
April 6 - Blondie introduced their new album "The Curse of Blondie" by playing in NY's City Hall Park. Then with an escort of NY's Bravest they went to sign CD's at JR Music World - More photos
May 6 - Morrissey and David Johansen pause for a moment between sets at NY's Apollo Theater. David opened the show as Morrissey played for 5 days at the historic venue. David will reunite with surviving NY Dolls to play at the Meltdown Festival in London in June, which is being curated by Morrissey.
June '04 - The NY Dolls, Sylvain Sylvain, Arthur 'Killer" Kane and David Johansen have reunited to play at the Meltdown Festival in London this week. They sounded great at rehearsals this week where I took the photo at left. They also have several other shows scheduled including one at Randall's Island in New York City in August
June 16 '04 - London - "The NY Dolls played a sensational comeback show! They've never played better! The Kings of New York!" So said the rave reviews in the London papers after their first show in almost 30 years. More photos
June 23, 2004 - London - MOJO Magazine held the first annual "Mojo Honours List Awards" ceremony in London. It was attended by an incredible group of winners, including Mick Jones for the Clash; Jimmy Page for Led Zeppelin; Roger Daltry for the Who; Noel Gallagher for Oasis; Ray Davies; James Brown (the "Godfather of Soul"); Sting; Morrissey; Television; Red Hot Chili Peppers and Me! More photos click here - (see article in London's Independent newspaper)
Aug 14, 2004 - Little Steven's Underground Garage Rock Festival - What a great day! Rock'n'Roll all day! With 44 bands including the Strokes and Nancy Sinatra, Bo Diddley to the Star Spangles, the day rocked! Before the Stooges and NY Dolls reunion shows Iggy Pop and David Johansen say hi! backstage, above.
Sept 21 &22 - New York City - Green Day performed their new album, 'American Idiot" in its entirety (with 4 additional musicians) at a hot club date at Irving Plaza on Monday 9/21 and then played the next day at an outdoor concert on Park Place for a crowd of over 7000 fans. They are the most entertaining live band around!
Oct. 8,2004 - Joan Jett and Debbie Harry were among the great people who played at the Spirit nightclub in New York as a tribute to the Ramones 30th anniversary. The evening was a benefit for cancer research.
Happy New Year 2005! I'm happy to say my book of photos of the Clash is once again in print and available. Called "The Clash" by Bob Gruen it is published by Vision On / Music Sales (London 2004). You can find it at Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com or order it at a local bookstore.
April 28 - NYC - The New York Dolls started their new spring tour at the Irving Plaza in New York. They are better than ever! Catch them if you can. More photos click here
May 10 - NYC - The Rolling Stones announce their new tour at Lincoln Center! What a great spring day it was to see them rock out in the sunshine. Long live the Rolling Stones!
Aug. '05 - As I was leaving my house who should I see posing on the sidewalk? The Diddy himself, with a pretty model, all dressed in white, with matching white dogs. I heard it was a photo session for Harper's Bazaar. We've taken to calling my West Village neighborhood "Hollywood on the Hudson" Lookin' good! Photo
Aug. '05 - CBGB, the legendary rock club where countless musicians saw their first New York audience, is now facing eviction as rents in their neighborhood rise beyond reach.. With the best sound system around and only one rule "Bands must play music they write themselves" many artists found their calling at CBGB. -- www.savecbgb.org
Nov 12, '05 - At Fuse TV studio in New York, Green Day played their last show in the US for the year. Backstage they seem to have found something very interesting in Bob Gruen's new book "John Lennon - the New York Years"!   Click for more photos
March 28,2006 - The New York Dolls played at CBGB as they start to promote their new album titled "One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This". It will be released this summer on Roadrunner Records. Click to see Fall -Winter '05-'06 update pages
April 15 - NYC - "The Killer", Jerry Lee Lewis, played at BB King's club and was in great form. He proved that Rock and Roll is not just for kids! More photos
June 23 - NYC - What do Ian Hunter, Robert Plant & Ryan Adams have in common? They came to the Beacon Theater to play at a benefit for Arthur Lee, the founder of the '60's band "Love" - check out more photos - For donation information and updates on Lee’s condition, go to thelovesociety.com.
Summer '06 - Virginia Lohle was my friend and photo agent for 31 years. She formed her own company, Star File Photo Agency, in 1982 and built it into a worldwide organization representing more than 40 photographers. She passed away on Aug 4th and will be greatly missed. To see what I've been up to this summer click here.
Oct 4 NYC - Miss Guy & Debbie Harry at the "Gimme Shelter Rock & Rescue Benefit" for abandoned animals held at the Hiro Ballroom. Click to see more photos.
CBGB was not just a place where some major bands broke out of, much more than that it was a very comfortable club. From the start CBGB had a high quality, high power sound system, where many budding musicians got to try out their songs for the first time, in a place with great sound. CBGB was always open, 7 days a week, with 7 or more bands a night for 32 years, and aside from the few dozen that made it big, most of the bands were never known. If kids don't have a place where bands can play when they are bad, they will never learn to be good.. Click to see photos of the closing weekend show
Sean Lennon - New York 2006 - Sean Lennon has released a long awaited new CD titled "Friendly Fire". A mature collection reflecting his feelings on love and loss, he has a unique, beautiful musical style all his own. He has been playing some live shows and you should see him if you can.Click to see more photos
March 12, 2007 - New York - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame held their Twenty-second Annual Induction Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Click to see more photos
May 4, 2007 - May 4, 2007 - Lordi, the Finnish Heavy Metal band that won the 2006 Eurovision contest arrived in New York for a visit. I took pictures of them around the city. Click to see more photos
Sao Paulo, Brazil - May 15, 2007 - FAAP University Museum held an extensive exhibition of the work of Bob Gruen. Titled "ROCKERS" the large multi-media installation featured more than 270 photos from Gruen's catalogue, arranged in nine areas with five different background soundtracks. The exhibition was on display May 15 - July 1, 2007. More than 40,000 visitors came to see it.Click to see more photos

Summer 2007 update - I've been getting around a lot lately, seeing a real variety of acts, from Suzanne Vega and Courtney Love (above on the same night in NY!) to lots of other shows, and also check out the closing days of the "ROCKERS" exhibit in Brazil. Click to see now!

Videy Island, Reykjavik, Iceland Oct. 9, 2007 - Yoko Ono, with her son Sean, Ringo Starr and Olivia Harrison celebrate the lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower. Yoko Ono said she was making the Peace Tower in Iceland because the energy of the earth flows from north to south, and so the wish for peace will flow around the world. Click for more of the story
Jan 2008 - It's been a very busy few months.......I've put together a page to show where I've been and what I've seen; like authors Ronnie Wood and Slash showing off their new books (at left).....click for more Rock & Roll scenes from Lucinda Williams in Oct. to New Years eve with the Golgo Bordello!
January - May 2008 - A lot happened this winter, and here are the pictures to prove it - Hubert Sumlin, Sean Lennon & Hal Wilner, Sundance film festival, Brothers of Brazil, Damien Hirst and Bono, Carbon Silicon, Ray Davies, John Varvatos, Theodora and Alexandra Richards (<at left) click here
April 24, 2008 - 'Rockers' Opening at Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery - I've put up my 280 favorite photos at the space that used to be the gallery at CBGB. It's an amazing retrospective of my whole career. I hope you get a chance to see it.
Click here to see more pictures from the opening.
Spring/Summer 2008 update.
Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, the Kills, Robert Plant & More!
September to December '08 - Update
This fall has been one of my busiest times. Following the very successful 'Rockers' exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York, and the opening of an exhibition in Mexico City and then another at the Liss Gallery in Toronto, I went to Paris, London, Los Angeles and back to Mexico to promote my new book 'New York Dolls - Photographs by Bob Gruen'. There were book signings and more openings, a big birthday party and great live shows to go to in between. Check it all out here!
January to April '09 - Update
I've been to a lot of places and I've seen a lot of interesting people, including Robert Gordon, Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Green Day and even Bill Clinton! . Check it all out here!
Green Day came to New York to promote their new CD "21st Century Breakdown" I photographed several of their events and took them to the top of the RCA Building, where I once photographed the Clash, to get some great new shots. See it all here
June 10 2009 - A new exhibition at MoMA called "Looking at Music - Side2" explores the creative exchange between musicians and artists in New York City in the 1970's and 1980's. check it out here!
In the late spring of ’69, I saw an ad in the paper for the Woodstock Festival “Three days of Peace and Music”, with a long list of bands that would be playing. In the middle of the list was ‘the Who’ and I was such a major Who fan I knew I had to go.......More here!
July 28 - 29, 2009 - New York - Green Day brought their new show to Madison Square Garden for two amazing three hour long concerts, playing new songs and old, and bringing fans from the audience onstage to join in and sing and play with the band.
May 2009 - September 2009 - Here's a sample of places I've been,and events I've enjoyed from May to September, with people such as Yoko Ono, Fema Kuti, Iggy Pop, Bebe Buell, Green Day, Pretenders, Brothers of Brazil, Plasticines and lots more! click here!
Fall 2009 - Sept - Dec. Update - A lot happened in the fall of '09, starting with a trip to London and Paris, where I'll be having exhibitions in the coming year. October saw my birthday party and the opening of the 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' photo show at the Brooklyn Museum, with Blondie playing at the opening party. Also check out David Bryan, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Butch Walker, and more..........click here
Winter 2010 Update - At the Sundance Film Festival I saw 'The Runaways' starring Riley Keough, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning seen above at the after-party with Joan Jett, and back in New York I saw a Patti Smith reading; a Yoko Ono show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Eric Clapton and Bette Midler; Jesse Malin's new band, and more!......click here
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2010 Induction Ceremony
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has a deal now with a photo agencyand they get an exclusive pass to the events, so this year I was only taking photos of some friends. Here are the highlights of the night for me.
South By Southwest 2010
photo page, Smokey Robinson to Courtney Love - Click here!
April 23 and 25th - Foxboro Hot Tubs played Don Hill's and Bowery Electric! New York finally got to see Green Day's alter ego band, and they showed us how a punk party can rock. Click Here!

June 2010 - Green Day played to some big stadium crowds when I saw them in London, Dublin and Paris. Joan Jett opened for them and it was the best rockin' time I've seen in years! Click Here for more!

Spring - Summer Update 2010
What a great few months, with Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Rolling Stones, Green Day, Lady Gaga and many more........ click for more!
August 2010 - Green Day started their recent American tour in New Jersey. I went to Camden and the PNC Arts Center in Holmdale to see them....click for more!
September 2010 - Sean, Yoko, Cynthia and Julian Lennon were together at the opening of Julian's photo exhibition - also see Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and more....click here!!
Oct-Nov 2010 Update - October started with an exhibition of my photos in Paris. While I was there I saw a Sean Lennon show, then on the way back to NY, I stopped in Iceland to see Sean lead his mom Yoko Ono's show: then on to San Francisco for a Buffalo Springfield show and home for my birthday party; then Keith Richards interview at the NY Library and later, in November, I was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame! Quite a few weeks!....Click here!
March 2011 update - From my December trip to Japan to Billie Joe Armstrong starring as St. Jimmy in the Broadway play "American Idiot" click for more here..
SXSW 2011- Austin, Texas - Roky Erickson, Billy Gibbons, BP Fallon, Sir Bob Geldof and click for more here...
June 2011 - Update - This Spring has been fun with many different shows...Patti Smith & Lou Reed join Yoko Ono's Japan benefit; also Green Day, B.A.D.; Brian Wilson; and more...above, Artists Fab Five Freddy & Shepard Fairey... click here....
November 2011 - Update - Things have been very exciting, with shows by Big Audio Dynamite, Blondie, Green Day, and even President Clinton and Keith Richards!....and more!
November to February 2012 - It was a very busy Fall and Winter as my new book Rock Seen was released. Promoting the book, I traveled to London, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, even the Sundance Film Festival...and still had time to see friends play in New York! Check out all the action ....
February 2012 - Update. It's been a whirlwind fun-filled February....Celebrating every weekend....my Mom's 99th birthday, David Bryant's 50th, Billie Joe's 40th, and Yoko Ono's 79! and then Elton John's Oscar party...click here!
March - May 2012 - Update - March started off for me at SXSW in Austin, then some good times in New York and off to Sao Paulo in April for the opening of a big exhibition of my photos, photo talks and even guest DJ nights...then more cool events back in New York in May....click here!
July - September 2012 - Update - This Summer was good with some great shows in New York, Vermont and Los Angeles...with Suzanne Vega, the Kills, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen's birthday and more ..check it out!
September - December 2012
Shepard Fairy, Steven Tyler, Jacob Dylan, Brothers of Brazil, Johnny Hallyday, D-Generation, Barb Wire Dolls, Yoko Ono, Allison Mosshart, Julian Lennon the Rolling Stones, and more - a fun packed few months...
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December 2012 - March 2013 Gallery exhibits, openings and trips to Utah and Los Angeles kept me busy this winter, with Peter Max, Amy Goodwin, Courtney Love, Sean Lennon, Julian Lennon & Gary Oldman, Laura Hajek, Dave Grohl, Marky Ramone & Andrew WK, Richard Hell, Dita Von Tesse, Debbie Harry and more! click here to see it all!

Spring 2013 update - Green Day rocked the Barclay Center - Glen Matlock and Syl Sylvain played an acoustic set at City Winery - Cheap Trick and Eric Burdon played at the John Varvatos store in the former CBGB space - and Dee Snider; Barb Wire Dolls; Supla; Willie Nelson, and more! ... click here
Summer 2013 update - I had an amazing trip in June. Starting out with a week in Buenos Aires where my book 'John Lennon - the New York Years' was published in a Spanish edition and celebrated with a huge exhibition at the Centro Cultural Recoleta Gallery. Then I flew to Belgium where an exhibition of my photos opened at Fort Napoleon in Ostende (yes, a real fort built by Napoleon!). Then off for a week to visit my friends, punk band the Barb Wire Dolls in Crete, Greece. I stopped in Paris and finally got to see Pete Doherty and then home to New York in time to see Alice Cooper's great show at the Beacon Theater.
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August - October 2013 update - I've been in New York for the last few months catching up with many friends at great shows and events.... from Shepard Fairey's art to Courtney Love at a party; the Clash promoting their new reissue package, Joan Jett, Blondie and others... Click here

October 2013 - April 2014 Update
From my birthday party in the fall to a great exhibition
opening in the Spring, it's been a very good few months filled with great times: Billie Joe Armstrong and Debbie Harry, Lez Zeppelin, Patti Smith, the Sundance Festival (for skiing), then to LA to photograph Gene Simmons, and to Austin for SXSW and ending with an opening at Pop International Galleries with Jim Jarmusch and Allison Mosshart in New York... click here
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