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Rock Seen: A New Book by Legendary Photographer Bob Gruen

A special gallery of iconic images from the New York Dolls, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, Green Day and more.

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For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner and capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene, to hanging out with John and Yoko and covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time—and he’s always gotten the shot.

In Rock Seen, Gruen has curated his favorite photographs from his career and paired them with intimate captions and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. This lavish monograph features such illustrious acts as the Clash, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, and much more, and includes an introduction by the legendary Debbie Harry of Blondie. The official monograph of rock and roll’s most famous photographer, Rock Seen is a must-have for all rock fans.

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Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger

Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones on stage at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame dinner, NYC. January 1988.

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The Clash

Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones of The Clash live in Boston, MA. February 16, 1979.

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New York Dolls

Arthur Kane, David Johansen, Jerry Nolan, Johnny Thunders and Syl Sylvain of the New York Dolls in Los Angeles, CA. September 1973.

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Led Zeppelin

John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin in front of plane in NY. June 24, 1973.

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Kiss

Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of Kiss 'Dressed To Kill' album cover shoot at West 23rd Street and 8th Avenue in NYC. October 26, 1974.

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The Clash

Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer of The Clash on the road with a baseball bat, in the California desert. February 1979.

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Aerosmith

Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith group shot in Boston, MA. September 1973.