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!
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. I’ve been invited to come back in December… read more →
Joe Strummer and his band the “Mescaleros” came to New York 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.
The Fuji Rock Festival 2001 was held July 27th, 28th & 29th, 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… read more →
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 with Clash bassplayer Paul Simonon. It was a nice surprise to see Paul there after I had spent all day going over final layout proofs for my book, which is due out at the end of September. We also ran into the artist Damien Hirst who introduced us to TV personality… read more →
The Patti Smith Group are playing a three night gig at the new Greenwich Village venue “Village Underground”. The sold out show I saw was fantastic! Full of passion and feeling, Patti Smith is a true legend. It’s great to see a world-class artist such as Patti in a small and intimate room. It felt like a show in a friends basement, and the crowd loved every minute. Club owner Steve Weitzman has been bringing some very good shows to… read more →
Squeezebox – a party started by Michael Schmidt, has been running at Don Hill’s club in New York for years. It’s been a great party of straight and gay rock’n’rollers with bands and guest spots backed by a rockin’ house band that can play anything and make it fun. In such a wildly varied crowd, MC Mistress Formika always made everyone feel welcome and we’ve had so many great times there. Friday May 18th was the final party – this… read more →
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year were performers; Aerosmith, Solomon Burke, The Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Ritchie Valens; side-men James Burton and Johnnie Johnson; and Chris Blackwell. The evening was very interesting with people such as Keith Richards, Moby and the group ‘N Sync making the presentations and joining in the after dinner Jam Session.