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September 2014 - January 2015 Update
A lot has been going on with exhibition openings and live shows, and this year my birthday party was the best yet, featuring Alice Cooper singing 18! See all the action with Sir Bob Geldof, Sting, Kate Moss, Barb Wire Dolls, Billie Joe Armstrong, Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde, Yoko Ono, Bob Dylan and many others, below...


 


September 26 - Terminal 5, NYC - Sting came to see his friend Sir Bob Geldof reunited with the Boomtown Rats for some original punk rock.


September 30 - Ace Hotel, NYC - I was in a conversation with Mick Rock moderated by Legs McNeil which turned out to be a very funny night.


October 9 - London - My exhibition Rock Seen opened at the Huntingdon Gallery in the hip Shoreditch part of town. Above good friends Don Letts and Chris Salewicz say "Hi!" to Elizabeth.


October 9 - London - Kate Moss and Jamie Hince made an entrance at the exhibition after-party at the Ace Hotel.


October 9 - London - I chatted with Lucinda Garland and Pam Hogg in the 'Teenage Bedroom' installation at my exhibition.


October 9 - London - Famed photographer Dennis Morris came to the exhibition.


October 9 - London - Walter Lure played a great set of Hearbreakers' songs at the after-party featuring a surprise appearance by Marc Almond.


October 9 - London - Stephen Colegrave and Smutty Smith who organized the exhibition, pose with Waldos & Greg.


October 12 - London - We were lucky to still be in London to catch the Barb Wire Dolls show at the Purple Turtle club.


October 17 - Woodstock Film Festival, NY - At the BMI dinner I met Wavy Gravy and said hello to my old friend Michael Lang.


October 23 - 2A, NYC - My birthday party this year was the best yet! Alice Cooper came and sang 'I'm Eighteen', and insisted I sing backup with his wife Sheryl. See it on Youtube


October 23 - 2A, NYC - Jesse Malin put together a great band for the night. Billie Joe Armstrong came and sang "Jail Guitar Doors' and 'Sheena is a Punk Rocker' and joined in on several other songs. See it on Youtube


October 23 - 2A, NYC - Maureen Van Zandt, Little Steven, Sheryl Cooper & Alice Cooper all came to wish me Happy Birthday.


October 23 - 2A, NYC - Brody Dalle of the Distillers also sang a very punk song at the party.


October 23 - 2A, NYC - Bille Joe Armstrong & Paul Collins singing 'Hanging On The Telephone' originally recorded by Paul's band the Nerves before Blondie made it a hit.

October 23 - 2A, NYC - Robert Gordon brought his fantastic deep voice to sing 'I'm Coming Home' from his new album. See it here


October 23 - 2A, NYC - Kenny Aaronson & Syl Sylvain cover their smiles after Sylvain sang a few songs at the party.


October 23 - 2A, NYC - Alison Mosshart came by to say Happy Birthday after her show with the Kills at the Bowery Ballroom.


October 23 - 2A, NYC - Debbie Harry enjoyed the great show at my birthday party.


October 29 - One Art Space, NYC - The unique performance artist Phoebe Legere played her accordian as part of an evening of cool downtown fun.


November 5 - Beacon Theatre, NYC - Chrissie Hynde played songs from her new album with her new band.


November 6 - John Varvatos Bowery Store, NYC - John Varvatos interviewed Jimmy Page about his life and the stories in Jimmy's new book. Jimmy was happy to see his old friend BP Fallon there.

November 10 - Rockwood, NYC - My son, Kris Gruen came to New York and played with his band.

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November 11 - Paley Center for Media, NYC - Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Yoko Ono to promote the new book of Yoko's artwork just published by Genesis.

November 13 - Apple Store SOHO, NYC - One of my favorite photographers, David Godlis gave a talk about his work. He has a new book of his Punk Rock photos coming out thanks to his successful Kickstarter campaign.

November 22 - Carnegie Hall, NYC - Ryan Adams showed he has practiced enough to play a solo acoustic show at Carnegie Hall.


November 21 - Harper Collins, NYC - Barry Harbaugh, and Leah Carlson-Stanisic, editor and art director of my new book 'See Hear Yoko' due to be released Feb 17.


November 21 - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - Laura Hajek of Edith Pop has gotten better with each show they put on.

December 1 - Beacon Theatre, NYC - Bob Dylan played with his band and sang like a crooner without using a guitar all night.

December 5 - Symphony Space, NYC - Joe Raiol has organized a John Lennon Tribute concert for 34 years now and this year he and Debbie Harry presented me with the 'John Lennon Real Love' award in recognition of my many charitable contributions.

December 9 - Chelsea Hotel Gallery, NYC - John Cafiero organized an amazing exhibition of artwork by Dee Dee Ramone ... in the photo above with Dee Dee's widow Barbara.

January 8 - Highline Ballroom, NYC - Hollie Cook played a reggae influenced set showing how talented she is.
 
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