July – October 2017

I was traveling a lot this summer… To Tokyo and the mountains of Japan, to Vancouver and Nashville with much of the action in NYC as usual!

June 26 – NYC – I took the photos of Troy Germano with Joan Jett and producers who worked at the Germano Studio for the cover of Mix Magazine.

Troy Germano Studio staff and Joan Jett on the cover of Mix Magazine in NYC. June 26, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 20 – Tokyo – I went to Tokyo where my book “Rock Seen” was released with a big exhibit at Parco Museum.

Bob Gruen's exhibit at Parco Museum in Tokyo, Japan. July 20, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 20 – Tokyo – Makoto Ayukawa of Sheena and The Rokkets checking out my exhibit at Parco Museum.

Makoto Ayukawa of Sheena and The Rokkets during Bob Gruen's exhibit at Parco Museum in Tokyo, Japan. July 20, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 28 – Japan – “Rock Seen” was published by Smash Productions, who also produce the Fuji Rock Festival, so naturally they had several booths there to sell the book.

Bob Gruen with the Japanese version of his book "Rock Seen" during the Fuji Rock Festival at Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa-cho, Japan. July 28, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 28 – Japan – Elvin Bishop and Yazo Kayama performed together during Fuji Rock Festival. Yazo is 81 years old and is Japan’s answer to Elvis Presley… and he’s still rocking!

Elvin Bishop and Yazo Kayama during Fuji Rock Festival at Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa-cho, Japan. July 28, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 30 – Japan – It was great to see The Strypes on stage during Fuji Rock Festival. They brought true old school style Rock & Roll to the Japanese fans.

The Strypes on stage during Fuji Rock Festival at Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa-cho, Japan. July 30, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 4 – Tokyo – Makoto Ayukawa of Sheena and The Rokkets organized a party for me at Red Shoes club in Tokyo. Guest performers included celebrated Japanese musicians Diamond Yuki, Char, and Nao Yuki Fujii on stage.

(L-R) Diamond Yuki, Makoto Ayukawa of Sheena and The Rokkets, Char, Bob Gruen and Nao Yuki Fujii on stage at Red Shoes in Tokyo, Japan. August 4, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 5 – Tokyo – I gave a talk at my exhibition joined by Yuya Uchida, and Makoto Ayukawa. My words were translated by my good friend Yuki Taira (next to me above)

(L-R) Yuya Uchida, Bob Gruen, Yuki Taira and Makoto Ayukawa of Sheena and The Rokkets during a talk at Parco Museum in Tokyo, Japan. August 5, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 6 – Tokyo – My wife Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and Yuki Taira check out the photos my friend, photographer Gin Satoh was showing us as he planned his exhibition of Iggy Pop photos.

(L-R) Gin Satoh, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and Yuki Taira in Tokyo, Japan. August 6, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 7 – Tokyo – I went to a street fair with Yuki,  Elizabeth, Makoto, and his daughter Yoko Ayukawa.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Yuki Taira, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Makoto Ayukawa of Sheena and The Rokkets and his daughter Yoko Ayukawa in Tokyo, Japan. August 7, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 10 – Vancouver – Brian Liss of Liss Gallery in Toronto organized an exhibit of my photos in Vancouver at the Pendulum Gallery. On the way back from Japan we stopped there for the opening party, and Brian had all the staff wearing NYC shirts!

Bob Gruen with staff during his opening at the Pendulum Gallery in Vancouver, Canada. August 10, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 17 – NYC – Back in New York Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely shared a storytelling night at City Winery. They talked about the stories behind the songs they sang.

Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely on stage at City Winery, NYC. August 17, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 19 – Asbury Park – Jesse Malin organized a Joe Strummer tribute show at the Stone Pony and my son Kris Gruen played several songs in the show.

Kris Gruen on stage during the Joe Strummer tribute show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. August 19, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 19 – Asbury Park – Supla came from Brazil and joined Jesse Malin on stage during the Joe Strummer tribute show at the Stone Pony.

Supla and Jesse Malin on stage during the Joe Strummer tribute show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. August 19, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 22 – Jersey City – I’ve made a new silk screen edition with Gary Lichtenstein at his studio in Jersey City. This one is Keith Richards. A new series of smaller silkscreen prints should be ready soon.

Bob Gruen signing his Keith Richards silkscreen print at Gary Lichtenstein Editions at MANA in Jersey City, NJ. August 22, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 7 – NYC – The very lively Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello was interviewed by Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner at Neuehouse.

Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello and Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner at Neuehouse, NYC. September 7, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 7 – NYC – Mark Ronson was hard at work as DJ at the Roxy Hotel. He really works the control panel as he plays records, using tone and volume to change the mood of the music.

Mark Ronson at the Roxy Hotel, NYC. September 7, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 12 – Nashville – I met The Dead Deads at the Mercy Lounge when they played as part of a benefit night to help victims of the recent hurricanes.

The Dead Deads at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN. September 12, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 13 – Nashville – Syl Sylvain and Bebe Buell came to my  “Rock Seen” talk and book signing at the “Two Old Hippies” store.

(L-R) Syl Sylvain, Bebe Buell and Bob Gruen during Bob's "Rock Seen" book signing at Two Old Hippies in Nashville, TN. September 13, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 23 – NYC – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool of Green Day ready to go onstage at the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park.

(L-R) Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool of Green Day during the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park, NYC. September 23, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 23 – NYC – Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage during the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage during the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park, NYC. September 23, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 28 – NYC – Jesse Malin, Syl Sylvain, Lenny Kaye, Alejandro Escovedo and Kenny Aaronson backstage at Bowery Electric for a New York Dolls tribute show.

(L-R) Jesse Malin, Syl Sylvain, Lenny Kaye, Alejandro Escovedo and Kenny Aaronson backstage during a New York Dolls tribute show at Bowery Electric, NYC. September 28, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 10 – NYC – Ai Weiwei during the screening of his film “Human Flow” at the Whitby Hotel.

Ai Weiwei during the screening of his film "Human Flow" at the Whitby Hotel, NYC. October 9, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 13 – NYC – Slash of Guns N’ Roses, Perla Ferrar, Jimmy Webb, Duff McKagen of Guns N’ Roses and Susan Holmes celebrate the opening of Jimmy’s new store “I Need More” on Orchard Street. Best Rock & Roll clothes in town!

(L-R) Slash of Guns N' Roses, Perla Ferrar, Jimmy Webb, Duff McKagen of Guns N' Roses and Susan Holmes at the opening of I Need More, NYC. October 13, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 22 – Paris – My granddaughter Jasmine’s birthday is 2 days before mine and she turned 12 this year, so instead of my usual party I took her to Paris and we went to see the Rolling Stones at the U Arena! They were as good as ever!

Rolling Stones on stage at the U Arena in Paris, France. October 22, 2017. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com