Spring 2013

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!

April 1 - Glen Matlock & Syl Sylvain brought their acoustic tour to the City Winery...a great night of Sex Pistols and New York Dolls songs by the originators.

April 1 – Glen Matlock & Syl Sylvain brought their acoustic tour to the City Winery…a great night of Sex Pistols and New York Dolls songs by the originators.

Glen Matlock of Sex Pistols and Syl Sylvain of New York Dolls on stage at City Winery, NYC. April 1, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 7 - Brooklyn - Green Day rocked out at the Barclays Center to a sold out crowd.

April 7 – Brooklyn – Green Day rocked out at the Barclays Center to a sold out crowd.

Green Day on stage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. April 7, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 7 - Brooklyn - Green Day; Mike, Billie Joe and Tre look great backstage at the Barclays Center before the show.

Green Day, Brooklyn - 2013
April 7 - Brooklyn - Green Day; Mike, Billie Joe and Tre look great backstage at the Barclays Center before the show.
April 7 – Brooklyn – Green Day; Mike, Billie Joe and Tre look great backstage at the Barclays Center before the show.

(L-R) Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool of Green Day backstage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. April 7, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 27 - New York - The Tribeca Film Festival screened the film made by the Annenberg Space for Photography about the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition photographers. After the screening there was a Q&A with the film's director Steven Kochones, producer Joe Russo, curator Gail Buckland, and photographers, myself, Lynn Goldsmith and Jill Furmanovsky.

April 27 – New York – The Tribeca Film Festival screened the film made by the Annenberg Space for Photography about the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition photographers. After the screening there was a Q&A with the film’s director Steven Kochones, producer Joe Russo, curator Gail Buckland, and photographers, myself, Lynn Goldsmith and Jill Furmanovsky.

(L-R) Steven Kochones, Joe Russo, Gail Buckland, Bob Gruen, Lynn Goldsmith and Jill Furmanovsky at the Tribeca Film Festival screening of 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' in NYC. April 27, 2013.

April 27 - New York - Dee Snider with his wife and son at the screening of Who Shot Rock & Roll with me and Lynn Goldsmith. Dee mentioned how he had been influenced by seeing photos of Alice Cooper, but had never seen him perform live.

April 27 – New York – Dee Snider with his wife and son at the screening of Who Shot Rock & Roll with me and Lynn Goldsmith. Dee mentioned how he had been influenced by seeing photos of Alice Cooper, but had never seen him perform live.

(L-R) Cody Snider, Suzette Snider, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Bob Gruen and Lynn Goldsmith at a screening of the film 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' in NYC. April 27, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 28 - New York - John Varvatos has kept the old CBGB space rocking since he opened his store there. He often has great concerts there. Cheap Trick celebrated the 30th anniversary of 'Live at the Budokan' by playing the same set again and sounded just as good as ever. In the back alley after the show Rick Nielsen hung out with producer Jack Douglas, and John Varvatos.

April 28 – New York – John Varvatos has kept the old CBGB space rocking since he opened his store there. He often has great concerts there. Cheap Trick celebrated the 30th anniversary of ‘Live at the Budokan’ by playing the same set again and sounded just as good as ever. In the back alley after the show Rick Nielsen hung out with producer Jack Douglas, and John Varvatos.

(L-R) Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick, Jack Douglas and John Varvatos after Cheap Trick's 'Live At The Budokan' 30th Anniversary show at the John Varvatos store, NYC. April 28, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 3 - New York - Andrew W.K & Marky Ramone played many Ramones favorites at Santos Party House.

Andrew WK & Marky Ramone, NYC - 2013
May 3 - New York - Andrew W.K & Marky Ramone played many Ramones favorites at Santos Party House.
May 3 – New York – Andrew W.K & Marky Ramone played many Ramones favorites at Santos Party House.

Andrew WK and Marky Ramone on stage at Santos Party House, NYC. May 3, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 9 - New York - Marc Jacobs' Bookmarc on Bleecker Street hosted an exhibition of early punk scene photos by the photographers who were there at the start. Above at the opening: Janette Beckman, Laura Levine, me, Danny Fields, David Godlis, Stephanie Chernikowski, Bobby Grossman, Marcia Resnick, Roberta Bayley (who curated the show) and Leee Black Childers.

May 9 – New York – Marc Jacobs’ Bookmarc on Bleecker Street hosted an exhibition of early punk scene photos by the photographers who were there at the start. Above at the opening: Janette Beckman, Laura Levine, me, Danny Fields, David Godlis, Stephanie Chernikowski, Bobby Grossman, Marcia Resnick, Roberta Bayley (who curated the show) and Leee Black Childers.

(L-R) Janette Beckman, Laura Levine, Bob Gruen, Danny Fields, David Godlis, Stephanie Chernikowski, Bobby Grossman, Marcia Resnick, Roberta Bayley and Leee Black Childers at the early punk scene photo exhibit at Bookmarc, NYC. May 9, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 15 - New York- The John Varvatos store on the Bowery rocked again a few weeks after the Cheap Trick night with a high energy birthday party show by Eric Burdon.

May 15 – New York- The John Varvatos store on the Bowery rocked again a few weeks after the Cheap Trick night with a high energy birthday party show by Eric Burdon.

Eric Burdon of The Animals during his birthday party at the John Varvatos Store, NYC. May 15, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 16 - New York- Austin radio DJ Jody Denberg has interviewed Yoko Ono many times over the years. As a gift to Yoko for her 80th birthday we combined quotes from his interviews with my favorite Yoko photos to make a special book for her. Yoko liked the book so much she asked us to see if we could publish it. We hope to have it out next year.

May 16 – New York- Austin radio DJ Jody Denberg has interviewed Yoko Ono many times over the years. As a gift to Yoko for her 80th birthday we combined quotes from his interviews with my favorite Yoko photos to make a special book for her. Yoko liked the book so much she asked us to see if we could publish it. We hope to have it out next year.

(L-R) Jody Denberg, Yoko Ono and Bob Gruen posing with her 80th birthday gift in NYC. May 16, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 16 - New York - Morrison Hotel Gallery hosted the first solo exhibition by famed photographer Norman Seeff. I joined Norman and Henry Diltz at the opening.

May 16 – New York – Morrison Hotel Gallery hosted the first solo exhibition by famed photographer Norman Seeff. I joined Norman and Henry Diltz at the opening.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Norman Seeff and Henry Diltz during Norman's opening at Morrison Hotel Gallery, NYC. May 16, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 16 - New York - Barb Wire Dolls meet Supla backstage before their show at the Bowery Electric.

May 16 – New York – Barb Wire Dolls meet Supla backstage before their show at the Bowery Electric.

(L-R) Krash of Barb Wire Dolls, Supla of Brothers of Brazil, Pyn and Isis of Barb Wire Dolls at Bowery Electric, NYC. May 16, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 16 - New York - From the Greek Island of Crete, the Barb Wire Dolls have been touring the US for 2 years.

May 16 – New York – From the Greek Island of Crete, the Barb Wire Dolls have been touring the US for 2 years.

(L-R) Krash, Pyn and Isis of Barb Wire Dolls at Bowery Electric, NYC. May 16, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 16 - New York - Barb Wire Dolls singer Isis writhing on the floor at their show at Bowery Electric.

Barb Wire Dolls, NYC - 2013
May 16 - New York - Barb Wire Dolls singer Isis writhing on the floor at their show at Bowery Electric.
May 16 – New York – Barb Wire Dolls singer Isis writhing on the floor at their show at Bowery Electric.

Isis of Barb Wire Dolls on stage at the Bowery Electric, NYC. May 16, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 21 - New York - Supla loaned Sami Yaffa his big chest medallion after Supla's Brothers of Brazil band opened for Sami's Mad Juana at the Bowery Electric.

May 21 – New York – Supla loaned Sami Yaffa his big chest medallion after Supla’s Brothers of Brazil band opened for Sami’s Mad Juana at the Bowery Electric.

Supla of Brothers of Brazil and Sami Yaffa of Mad Juana at Bowery Electric, NYC. May 21, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 2 - Woodstock NY - Tom Pacheco brought a sentimental set of songs to the Colony Cafe.

Tom Pacheco, NY - 2013
June 2 - Woodstock NY - Tom Pacheco brought a sentimental set of songs to the Colony Cafe.
June 2 – Woodstock NY – Tom Pacheco brought a sentimental set of songs to the Colony Cafe.

Tom Pacheco on stage at the Colony Cafe in Woodstock, NY. June 2, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 6 - New York - Willie Nelson looked happy to see his guitar shaped 80th birthday cake at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

Willie Nelson, NYC - 2013
June 6 - New York - Willie Nelson looked happy to see his guitar shaped 80th birthday cake at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.
June 6 – New York – Willie Nelson looked happy to see his guitar shaped 80th birthday cake at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

Willie Nelson during his 80th birthday celebration at the Hard Rock Cafe, NYC. June 6, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 6 - New York - Four generations of the Nelson family gathered on the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe to present a musical celebration for Willie's 80th birthday!

June 6 – New York – Four generations of the Nelson family gathered on the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe to present a musical celebration for Willie’s 80th birthday!

Willie Nelson and his family during his 80th birthday celebration at the Hard Rock Cafe, NYC. June 6, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 8 - Hunter Mountain - Mountain Jam - Gary Clark Jr. was the act to catch at this years annual blues festival.

Gary Clark Jr., NY - 2013
June 8 - Hunter Mountain - Mountain Jam - Gary Clark Jr. was the act to catch at this years annual blues festival.
June 8 – Hunter Mountain – Mountain Jam – Gary Clark Jr. was the act to catch at this years annual blues festival.

Gary Clark Jr. on stage during Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain, NY. June 8, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 8 - Hunter Mountain - Mountain Jam - The highlight of Gov't Mule's set was when leader Warren Haynes brought on famed harmonica player Hook Herrera.

June 8 – Hunter Mountain – Mountain Jam – The highlight of Gov’t Mule’s set was when leader Warren Haynes brought on famed harmonica player Hook Herrera.

Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule and Hook Herrera during Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain, NY. June 8, 2013. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com