“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. They played at the Meltdown Festival in London at the Royal Festival Hall. This years festival was curated by Morrissey and he called the NY Dolls and asked them the play and in a big surprise move, they agreed!. It was a fantastic night. The Dolls… read more →
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.
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 clothing 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.
Happy Fourth of July! Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin performed in New York City’s Battery Park as part of the free Downtown River to River Festival 2003. On a beautiful sunny summer day a huge crowd came and had a great time. Jesse opened the show with his band and then Ryan hit the stage with his group, the Pinkhearts.
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. The Festival site is very large, set up on a golf/ski resort. It was impossible to see all of the more than 100 acts but there is so much going on all over the place that we saw some great shows and had lots of good… read more →
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 Lou Reed, Jewel, Led Zeppelin,David Johansen, Sylvain, the Libertines, Craig from the Vines, English sensation Dirty Harry, sexy Comedienne Tammy Faye Starlight, Blondie, Star Spangles, Patti Smith, the Fugs and many others. Check it out!
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 heroes. 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,… read more →
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.