Foxboro Hot Tubs play Don Hill’s and Bowery Electric – April 23 and 25, 2010 – New York finally got to see Green Day’s alter ego band, and they showed us how a punk party can rock. For more than two and a half hours, they played it the old school way, straight ahead full blast! And what other band could play a great version of the Who’s ‘A Quick One While He’s Away’ halfway into the encore?…..just check out the… read more →
A lot happened in the fall of 2009, starting with a trip to London and Paris, where I’ll be having exhibitions in the coming year. October saw my birthday party and the opening of the ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’ photo show at the Brooklyn Museum, with Blondie playing at the opening party. Also check out David Bryan, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Butch Walker, and more…..see below!
This fall has been one of my busiest times. Following the very successful ‘Rockers’ exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York, and the opening of an exhibition in Mexico City and then another at the Liss Gallery in Toronto, I went to Paris, London, Los Angeles and back to Mexico to promote my new book ‘New York Dolls – Photographs by Bob Gruen’. There were book signings and more openings, a big birthday party and great live shows… read more →
CBGB was not just a place where some major bands broke out of, much more than that it was a very comfortable club. From the start CBGB had a high quality, high power sound system, where many budding musicians got to try out their songs for the first time, in a place with great sound. CBGB was always open, 7 days a week, with 7 or more bands a night for 32 years, and aside from the few dozen that… read more →