Archive for June, 2019

Black Label Society Live Photo Gallery Updated 40+ Shows

Black Label Society Live Photo Gallery Updated 40+ Shows

BLS PHOTO UPDATE

The Black Label Society photo gallery has been updated now with images from over 40 concerts. Over the past 16 years I have photographed over one hundred concerts with the band around the country. Shows on Ozzfest , Gigantour, Rock On The Range, Rocklahoma and  others. Images from video shoots and inside the recording studio to appearances at Namm and The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Tonight’s addition of photos brings the gallery total to over 400 shots since 2001. My photographs of the band have appeared in  magazine around the world. Endorsement ads and posters for Gibson, Emg , Marhshall , Celestion , Dunlop and several more. The multi million selling video game Guitar Hero even used one on the box cover for the first game seen below.

Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero 1 featuring my Zakk Wyde photo on box cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In 2005 I did 32 shows across the country with the band  as well as in the recording studio and  tour rehearsals. Photos from behind the scenes on the set of the Suicide Messiah video as well. 

 

Image Links

Photos can be viewed on my site under the live photography tab here Black Label Society Concert Photos 

Images from Zakk’s 2006 Hollywood Rock Walk Induction. Hangover Music  recording studio and Suicide Messiah  video shoots can be seen here Zakk Wylde event photos

Several of my other publsihed images featuring Zakk and numerous other artists can be seen here Published images Chad Lee Photography

A gallery of photos from ” The Triple Threat” shoot with Zakk, Dimebag Darrell and Kerry King can be seen here The Triple Threat

You can keep up with the band at their official website here BLS Official , Official Facebook  YouTube Twitter , Zakk on Instagram . 

The most recent video BORED TO TEARS can be seen here 

 The current line up of Black Label consists of Zakk Wylde, Jeff Fabb, Jd Deservio and Dario Lorina. 

All photographs © Chad Lee Photography. For media, press, licensing or to inquire about custom prints, please e-mail me directly at Contact Chad

Some of my personal favorite shots from the past 20 years are shown below

Zakk Wylde

August 8, 2009
Rockford, IL

Zakk Wylde

January 17, 2006
Hangover Music recording

zakk Wylde

January 5, 2005
Long Beach, Ca
Suicide Messiah

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde
August 21, 2004 Chicago, Il

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A selection of my published images with the band can be seen below

 

 

BLS

BLS The Rave tour poster

BLS

Doom Troopin Back Cover

Metal Hammer

Published Images

Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde EMG signature pickup box

 

Rob Zombie  photo gallery update 50 shows !

Rob Zombie photo gallery update 50 shows !

As time allows I continue adding images from the past. Today’s update is the Rob Zombie live photo gallery. Which now features images from 50 shows going back to 2002 . 

My first Zombie show was White Zombie opening for Pantera August 12, 1996 At the Riviera theater in Chicago. At the time I knew nothing about them, but have been a fan eve since. From White Zombie to his solo band, and all of his movie’s.

 

My 20 year career actually is due to my friendship with Rob’s guitarist John 5 . John and I met back in 1998 trading KISS posters . Back 1996 I shot the re union tour , seeing the photos John said ” these are great , you should do this for a living ! ” He and I have remained friends ever since, the rest is history .

  2002 was the first time photographing the band at Alpine Valley in East Troy Wisconsin. Since then I have shot nearly 60 shows all over the country. Festivals have included Ozzfest , Mayhem Fest , Uproar , Rock On The Range , Louder Than Life and others. 

Photos can be viewed at the link below

Rob Zombie Photo gallery Chad Lee Photography

John5 portrait gallery can be seen here John5 photo shoots Chad Lee Photography

Images from John5 solo shows John5 live concert photos

Shots from a session I did with former drummer Tommy Clufetos and current Ozzy Osbourne drummer – Tommy Clufetos photo shoot

Be sure to keep up with all things related to the band at the following links

 Rob’s official site    YouTube Chanel  Rob on Twitter @robzombie  Zombie FaceBookInstagram @robzombieofficial

Tour Dates Apple Music Spotify

John 5 Official site Piggy D Facebook Ginger Fish Facebook

Some of my images of the band have been used by various companies including Fender Guitars Dean Markley , Samson , Sonor , Zoom , Ahead and others. Those promotional items can be seen below

John5

RockRevolt Magazine Cover

Tommy Clufetos

Sonor Promo ads

Tommy Clufetos

Samson Ad

Dean Markley ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Zombie video for the Grand Funk Railroad classic We’re An American Band below on Rob’s official YouTube channel 

 

A few of my personal favorites through the years

Rob Zombie

Houston, TX 2013

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie Dallas, TX 2005

 

Rob Zombie

Rob and John backstage Long Beach October 20, 2005

John5

John5 July 30, 2005 Chicago, Il

Ginger Fish

Ginger Fish as Peter Criss July 23, 2013 Holmdel , NJ

Slayer live concert photos gallery update over  40 shows

Slayer live concert photos gallery update over 40 shows

Slayer Photo Gallery Updated

I took a drive up to Indiana to see Slayer again a few weeks back on their Final World Tour.   Klipsch Music Center marked  my 184th show photographing the band over the past 20 years.  Noblesville was hit with a nasty storm   forcing the show to be postponed for several hours. Cannibal Corpse was unable to perform , but Lamb Of God and Amon Amarth put on amazing sets.   Performing crowd favorites including Chemical Warfare, Mandatory Suicide , Hell Awaits , Angel Of Death and 14 others. Their set is like standing at the gates of hell with a pyro production that rivals the likes of Kiss and Motley Crue. With upside down crosses of fire that could be felt at the back of the lawn. I honestly don’t know how Gary Holt and Kerry King have not burned their beards yet. 

 Having been a fan of the band since my early teens, I like millions of others am not looking forward to them retiring after 40 years.  If you had told me in 1987 at my first show that later in life I would be come friends with the guys and work almost 200 shows with them… I would have said you are HIGH. While i am merely 16 shows from hitting 200 it is unlikely . It will be a sad day when the final notes of Angel Of Death ring out , but I look forward to being there to see , witness and photograph it. If you are even remotely a fan, I highly suggest seeing them before it is over. in an usual twist they will be performing before Lynyrd Skynyrd October 11th at Exit 111 Fest . This will mark their final performance in Tennessee. 

Final World Tour

I updated my site with photos from the Indiana show this week.   Slayer gallery to 43 shows  for viewing. Going to 2003 and will be updated with more as time allows .   shots from all over the USA as well as my trip overseas in December of 2018. I shot shows in Oslo Norway and the Helsinki Finland show on December 8.  Making these shows even cooler was seeing my good friend Phil Demmel formerly of Machine Head . Demmel stepped in last minute to fill in for Gary Holt who needed to leave the tour as his father passed . Helsinki was also INCREDIBLY special to me as I finally took a show ending drum riser shot of the band as well as a dressing room shot moments before the band hit the stage seen below . An absolute honor and pleasure for this lifelong Slayer fan.

Slayer

show ending photo taken from the drum riser December 8, 2018 in Helsinki Finland.

Slayer

pre show dressing room photo Helsinki Finland December 8, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images from the recent show in May and more can be seen here Slayer Live Concert Photos

I have had the pleasure of doing some studio shoots for Esp Guitars and Emg Pickups with the Tom, Gary and the late Jeff Hanneman over the years.

Portrait Galleries

Tom Araya Portraits

Tom Araya

Tom Araya for Esp Guitars August 13, 2007 Chicago , Il

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Hanneman portrait gallery

Jeff Hanneman

Jeff Hanneman for Esp Guitars
August 13, 2007 Chicago, Il

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Holt portrait gallery

Gary Holt

Gary Holt
February 21, 2016 Nashville, Tn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 8, 2004 I had the huge honor of being the only photographer to ever shoot Kerry King, Zakk Wylde and Dimebag Darrell together. Dubbed ” The Triple Threat” working with these three legends and friends was one of the highlights of my career. Images form this shoot can be seen here The Triple Threat Photo shoot

Triple Threat

Kerry King , Zakk Wylde, Dimebag Darrell
August 8, 2004
Houston, Tx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published images

Many of my shots have been used for press and promotional items seen worldwide for Esp, Emg Kahler , Fernandes Sustainers Bc Rich Guitars Marshall Amps and others. Some of those images can be seen below

Esp Guitars

Esp Guitars promo ad

Silly Strings

Silly Strings Gary Holt promo ad

Emg

Emg pickups Kerry King signature set

Bc Rich

Kerry King signature guitar packaging for Bc Rich

Bc Rich

Bc Rich Kerry King promo ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep up on all things Slayer at the following links

Final World tour dates

Official Slayer website Official FaceBook Page @Slayer YouTube chanel Instagram is @Slayerbandofficial 

SLAYER Itunes Slayer store

wath the video for Raining Blood from the 2004 Dvd Still Reigning

Enjoy the photos , below are a few of my personal favorites through the years

Kerry King Jeff Hanneman Slayer

 

 

Tom Araya Gary Holt Slayer Tom Araya