Winter 2010

At the Sundance Film Festival I saw ‘The Runaways’ starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning , and back in New York I saw a Patti Smith reading; a Yoko Ono show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Eric Clapton and Bette Midler; Jesse Malin’s new band, and more!

Jan 14 - My wife, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen had another successful opening for her exhibition of artworks. Debbie Harry was among those who came to see Elizabeth's work and had a good time.

Jan 14 – My wife, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen had another successful opening for her exhibition of artworks. Debbie Harry was among those who came to see Elizabeth’s work and had a good time.

Debbie Harry of Blondie and Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen at Soloman Gallery, NYC. Janiuary 14, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 13 - Bebe Buell played songs from her new album “Air Kisses for The Masses” at the Hiro Ballroom and she looked and sounded great!

Jan 13 – Bebe Buell played songs from her new album “Air Kisses for The Masses” at the Hiro Ballroom and she looked and sounded great!

Bebe Buell backstage at Hiro Ballroom, NYC. January 13, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 22 - Ed Sanders and the Fugs played at St. Ann's Warehouse in a tribute/Benefit for original Fug founder Tuli Kupferberg.

Jan 22 – Ed Sanders and the Fugs played at St. Ann’s Warehouse in a tribute/Benefit for original Fug founder Tuli Kupferberg.

The Fugs on stage at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY. January 22, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black was one of the many eclectic acts to play at the benefit for Tuli.

The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Brooklyn - 2010
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black was one of the many eclectic acts to play at the benefit for Tuli.
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black was one of the many eclectic acts to play at the benefit for Tuli.

The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black on stage at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY. January 22, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 19 - Patti Smith gave a reading of her new book "Just Kids" at the Barnes & Noble West 17th Street store. It's a great story of her coming to New York and living with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe when they were both 'just kids'.

Jan 19 – Patti Smith gave a reading of her new book “Just Kids” at the Barnes & Noble West 17th Street store. It’s a great story of her coming to New York and living with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe when they were both ‘just kids’.

Patti Smith being interviewed at the Barnes & Noble on West 17th Street, NYC. January 19, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 21 - Bill Flanagan read from his new book 'Evening's Empire' and was interviewed by Steve Lillywhite at the Barnes & Noble West 66th Street store. One of the best readings I've been to!

Jan 21 – Bill Flanagan read from his new book ‘Evening’s Empire’ and was interviewed by Steve Lillywhite at the Barnes & Noble West 66th Street store. One of the best readings I’ve been to!

Bill Flanagan and Steve Lillywhite at Barnes & Noble on West 66th Street, NYC. January 21, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 24 - At the Sundance Film Festival I saw 'The Runaways' starring Riley Keough, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning seen above at the after-party with Joan Jett. This is a 'must see' rock film!...I also saw 'Nowhere Boy' a wonderful film about John Lennon's teenage years in Liverpool.

Jan 24 – At the Sundance Film Festival I saw ‘The Runaways’ starring Riley Keough, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning seen above at the after-party with Joan Jett. This is a ‘must see’ rock film!…I also saw ‘Nowhere Boy’ a wonderful film about John Lennon’s teenage years in Liverpool.

(L-R) Riley Keough, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Joan Jett at The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. January 24, 2010. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-289

Feb 11 - Axl Rose debuted his new band in New York at the John Varvatos store in the old CBGB space. After keeping the audience waiting a long 2 hours he finally played a very long rockin' set.

Feb 11 – Axl Rose debuted his new band in New York at the John Varvatos store in the old CBGB space. After keeping the audience waiting a long 2 hours he finally played a very long rockin’ set.

Axl Rose on stage at the John Varvatos Store, NYC. February 11, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 16 - Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon brought their new band to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to play songs from their new album 'Between My Head and the Sky'.

Feb 16 – Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon brought their new band to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to play songs from their new album ‘Between My Head and the Sky’.

Yoko Ono on stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY. February 16, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bette Midler joined Yoko's show to sing 'I'm Your Angel' from Yoko's 1973 album ' Approximately Infinite Universe'. Also apearing in the show were Paul Simon and his son Harper, the Scissor Sisters, Sonic Youth and Justin Bond.

Bette Midler joined Yoko’s show to sing ‘I’m Your Angel’ from Yoko’s 1973 album ‘ Approximately Infinite Universe’. Also apearing in the show were Paul Simon and his son Harper, the Scissor Sisters, Sonic Youth and Justin Bond.

Bette Midler & Yoko Ono backstage at We Are Plastic Ono Band at Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 16, 2010. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-246

Yoko and Sean have been getting great reviews for the new album and have been playing shows around the world for a year or more.

Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon, Brooklyn - 2010
Yoko and Sean have been getting great reviews for the new album and have been playing shows around the world for a year or more.
Yoko and Sean have been getting great reviews for the new album and have been playing shows around the world for a year or more.

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon on stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY. February 16, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The highlight of the night was when Eric Clapton came onstage with drummer Jim Keltner and bass player Klaus Voorman for a reunion of the original 'Plastic Ono Band'.

The highlight of the night was when Eric Clapton came onstage with drummer Jim Keltner and bass player Klaus Voorman for a reunion of the original ‘Plastic Ono Band’.

(L-R) Sean Lennon, Eric Clapton, Jim Keltner, Klaus Voorman and Yoko Ono on stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY. February 16, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 26 - Patti Smith led the finale at Carnegie Hall for the Tibet House benefit, featuring Iggy Pop.

Feb 26 – Patti Smith led the finale at Carnegie Hall for the Tibet House benefit, featuring Iggy Pop.

Patti Smith on stage during the Tibet House benefit at Carnegie Hall, NYC. February 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

March 9 - Jensen Keets played at Caffe Vivaldi to showcase her new CD.

March 9 – Jensen Keets played at Caffe Vivaldi to showcase her new CD.

Jensen Keets on stage at Caffe Vivaldi, NYC. March 9, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb - March - Jesse Malin and his 'St. Marks Social' band played a series of shows at his club, the Bowery Electric, to introduce his new CD 'Love it to Life'.

Feb – March – Jesse Malin and his ‘St. Marks Social’ band played a series of shows at his club, the Bowery Electric, to introduce his new CD ‘Love it to Life’.

St. Marks Social on stage at Bowery Electric, NYC. March 11, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Each week different friends joined Jesse and the band onstage. On March 4th it was Eugene Hütz of the band 'Golgol Bordello'.

Each week different friends joined Jesse and the band onstage. On March 4th it was Eugene Hütz of the band ‘Golgol Bordello’.

Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello with St. Marks Social backstage at Bowery Electric, NYC. March 4, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

On March 11, Moby joined Jesse to play guitar onstage for the sold-out crowd.

On March 11, Moby joined Jesse to play guitar onstage for the sold-out crowd.

Jesse Malin and Moby on stage at Bowery Electric, NYC. March 11, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Backstage after Jesse's show Green Day's Billie Joe gave Jimmy Gestapo a big hug for doing such a fine job as guest DJ.

Backstage after Jesse’s show Green Day’s Billie Joe gave Jimmy Gestapo a big hug for doing such a fine job as guest DJ.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Jimmy Gestapo backstage at the Bowery Electric, NYC. March 11, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com