Rock Seen by Bob Gruen
John Lennon
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His photos are as much a part of rock music’s fabric as the faces he’s captured throughout his 40-plus-year career. From capturing Tina Turner twirling on stage in the ’60s to this iconic image of John Lennon, Gruen has put together a collection of his work along with anecdotal captions. Debbie Harry writes the introduction.

The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad App
In celebration of the influential guitarist, BANDWDTH Publishing releases this app showcasing Harrison’s private guitar collection. With 360-degree images that bring every scratch and ding to full focus, detailed descriptions, and the history behind each guitar — as well as personal audio recordings and video footage of renowned guitarists playing the instruments — the app gives you an interactive peek into the affable Beatle’s storied career.

Precious Rebels Guitars
Of course you remember Texas-based Amanda Dunbar, the one-time teen prodigy whose oil paintings garnered national news attention beginning in the late 1990s? Today, she runs Precious Rebels, a line of prismatic Swarovski crystal-encrusted guitars tagged with monikers such as “Trickster” and “Cognac Leopard.” The collection, which launched after a guest appearance in Neiman Marcus’ famed Holiday Book, starts with playable guitars hand-picked from all over the world for their color and shape. This one-of-a-kind combination of fashion, sculpture, and sound/light (and just the right amount of twang) attracts a wide following of bling-loving acts — Nickelback, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and The Black Eyed Peas among them.

One Big Grateful DVD Set
Grateful Dead fans are known for their collections of rare bootleg shows, boxes of set lists, and following the band from gig to gig. The comprehensive All the Years Combine: The DVD Collection (14 discs) box set from Shout! Factory and Rhino Entertainment lets enthusiasts enjoy the legendary act right from their own living room. Five previously unreleased live performances from the Grateful Dead vaults, a new interview with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux, and Backstage Pass, the 1992 documentary directed by Justin Kreutzmann, round out the perfect summer gift.

World-Class Contemporary Supper Club
You don’t need to go back in time for an authentic supper club experience — one exists today at San Diego’s Anthology. The combination of premier dining and live performances — California cuisine combines with jazz, rock, blues, soul, and world music — transports you to another era. Famous names that have made the intimate 300-seat room relevant include Natalie Cole, Alanis Morissette, Michael Bublé, and Melissa Etheridge.