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Alice Cooper / Halestorm Nashville photos added

Alice Cooper / Halestorm Nashville photos added

The current Alice Cooper / Halestorm tour came through Nashville over the weekend. Being hometown to Joe, Lzzy and Josh of Halestorm and Chuck Garric of Alice’s band, they played to a sold out crowd. Performing blistering sets , full of hits and classics at the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

Halestorm

Opening the show was Motionless In White ,with a 60 minute set from the Halestorm. Featuring a handful of songs from their Vicious cd  and favorites including, Love Bites, I Get Off, and more.   15 years ago i 1st saw them opening for Shinedown.     been a fan since and become friends   and seen countless shows. Sunday’s   , I saw an older, wiser ,  refined band . While they have always put 110% into their performances ,   this new tour this is a well oiled   machine.    no longer the young band finding their way, they are Grammy winning ,   road warrior   rock stars. From an early age , knew what they wanted , busted their asses, and went for it . on the way to a very long career at the top of their game. Watching them not change one bit as they have gained popularity and success . Treating every fan they same as they always have, making sure everyone feels loved and appreciated. After all , it truly is the fans that make a band,  they love each and every one of them. Living in the same city,   Joe and Lzzy are regularly out and about  supporting local bands,   performing  clubs as often as possible. Apparently their is hope for the future of rock and roll !

Photos of Halestorm from the August 4 show here in Nashville as well as 11 other shows  Halestorm live concert photo gallery .  

  photos of Lzzy Hale from  studio sessions we have done  r can be seen here Lzzy Hale Portrait gallery Chad Lee Photography

Music & Arts did a video interview during our shoot for the cover of their 2015 gift guide at my studio . 

Music and arts

Music & Arts 2015 gift guide – Lzzy Hale cover taken at Chad Lee Photography Studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Cooper

Closing the show Sunday was the King Of Shock Rock Alice Cooper .    Alice has certified himself as a timeless rock and roll icon . Having  a catalog of 27 studio albums, 48 singles, 11 live albums and 12 video releases , Grammy winner and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame  inductee . With no end in site , I highly suggest getting out to see this tour if it hits your area. Continually reinventing himself, this year’s stage show is everything a fan could want and more. Full of classics and a castle on stage with all the antics you know and love and new props and gags. His current touring lineup includes Glen Sobel, Ryan Roxie, Tommy Henriksen , Chuck Garric and Nita Strauss. The band is tight as can be and on fire. 

As a young child in the mid 70’s Alice’s album Killers is the first 8 track tape  I remember lifting from my mom’s collection. I was instantly hooked, and have been a fan ever since. In October of 2002 I had the honor and privilege of photographing my first concert with him in Milwaukee Wisconsin at The Rave . 

Sunday’s show

Putting on a 90 minute show, many of today’s younger bands can’t touch this 71 year old legend. Performing fan favorites like School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies ,Under My Wheels and 17 others. Solo’s from all members, giant monsters, babies and the crowd favorite guillotine beheading , if you haven’t seen a show, do yourself a favor. Closing the fun filled set was the anthem School’s Out featuring Joe Hottinger and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, with snippets of Another Brick In The Wall. Giant balloons, bubbles, and crowd covered in confetti Alice brought the show he is known for. Putting bands half his age to shame, lots of artists have stolen from , and imitated his act, even more should learn from it !

   Alice joined his band at an intimate venue The Basement East on an off day under the name The Goon Squad and surprised the crowd with a rare appearance. This the third time he has done this here in Nashville. A consummate professional that truly enjoys performing.

Photos from last weekend’s show and others can be seen here Alice Cooper Live photo gallery

Some of my personal favorites 

Alice Cooper

 

Chuck Garric

 

Nita Strauss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 tour promo video 

Chuck Garric / Beasto Blanco

Since that first show I have shot 10 more shows thankful to my friend Chuck Garric , Alice’s incredible bass player. Esp Guitars sent me out to do a photo shoot with Chuck for advertising in 2007 while still living in Chicago. We had a great shoot , images from it ended up being used in several ads for Esp and Coffin Case . Chuck and I hit it off that night , stayed in touch and reconnected when him and his wife moved to Nashville in 2013. An amazingly talented bassist, guitarist and vocalist, now with his solo band Beasto Blanco , that also includes Coop’s daughter Calico . Chuck , much like Joe and Lzzy can be seen regularly out and about in town and plays regularly with local bands, and events. 

Beasto Blanco video for Live Fast Die Loud 

Photos of Chuck’s band Beasto Blanco can be seen here Beasto Blanco Live photo gallery

Images  studio sessions we have done   can be seen here Chuck Garric Portrait gallery

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Alice official website Halestorm official site Beasto Blanco official site

 

 

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

Machine Head concert photo gallery updated 300+ photos 30 shows !

Machine Head concert photo gallery updated 300+ photos 30 shows !

The Machine Head live photo gallery has been updated with images from the archives. Now containing over 300 images from 28 shows from the past 13 years. Photos come from various tours and cities around the country. Including The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem fest in 2011 and 2013. View the band from all over the stage and festival grounds. 

You can view the photos here : Live Machine Fuckin’ head photos 

Portrait photos of guitarist Phil Demmel can be seen by clicking this link. 

Over the past 15 years I have had the pleasure of photographing the band over 50 times. Each show is an all out attack on the senses. Leaving each and every concert goer drained of energy by the end of the show. 

See the new video for ” CATHARSIS ” here 

 

 

Below are a few  of my photos of the band   used in print in various magazines. 

Robb FlynnPhil Demmel

Machine Head  Robb Flynn

STeel Panther Live Concert Photo Gallery Updated

STeel Panther Live Concert Photo Gallery Updated

 Steel Panther  photo gallery updated,, that now has over 100 photographs from six different shows over the past few years. All images ©Chad Lee Photography .

 You can view the photo gallery here: http://www.chadleephotography.com/portfolio/steel-panther/ 

One of the most entertaining acts on the road and self proclaimed  ” Greatest Heavy Metal Band Ever “. Steel Panther have been selling out venues around the world for years now, and keep turning hits about 3 basic things  Sex, Drugs and Rock And Roll. With hits like Community Property, Death To All But Metal , Asian Hooker, and The Shocker, guys want to BE them, and girls want to be WITH them. If you have a chance to see them live DO NOT MISS IT, you will not be disappointed !

You can stay up to  date with all things Steel Panther at the bands Facebook https://www.facebook.com/steelpantherkicksass/

Here’s a few samples from the gallery of my personal favorites 

Steel Panther

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography : email me at chadleephotography@gmail.com for licensing , media use, or to inquire about ordering custom prints for your home, office or gift for your

favorite fan. 

Godsmack live photos added from 20 shows 2004-20015

Godsmack live photos added from 20 shows 2004-20015

I updated the Godsmack gallery of live concert photos of the site this evening. The update now features nearly 200 images from 20 different shows all over the country between 2004 and 2015. Photos come from tours including the Uproar and Mayhem festivals, Rock On The Range , Rock Jam and others.

You can view the gallery here: Godsmack concert photos chad lee photography 

 Some of my personal favorites –

 

20 years in, the band still continues to deliver the goods on cd and live in concert, filling arenas and amphitheaters worldwide.

You can stay up to date on all things Godsmack related here : Godsmack official website 

Facebook – Godsmack Official Facebook 

Youtube – Godsmack Youtube 

Merch – Godsmack Official Merch Store

 

All images (C) CHADLEEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM 

eMAIL ME AT CHADLEEPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM to inquire about press/media use , licensing or to order custom prints in any size for your home, office, studio or gift for your favorite fan !

Artist Promo/Portraits Updated Hellyeah, Gary Holt and Chuck Garric

Artist Promo/Portraits Updated Hellyeah, Gary Holt and Chuck Garric

As always, when time allows I have been going back through my archives of images from the past 20 years and adding content from past shows and shoots to the site.

 This weekend’s update is the the Artist Promo/Portrait/Studio section. Additions include photos to the Hellyeah gallery from four different shoots with the band in 2006, 2007 and 2010. 

Includes never before seen images from the bands first photo shoot that we did in October of 2006 in Chicago over two days for the album cover artwork and press for the debut cd, which landed at #8 on the Billboard charts. 

You can view them here: HELLYEAH photo shoots 

Here is the original image used for the debut album cover 

Stay up to date on all things HELLYEAH related HERE – HELLYEAH OFFICIAL WEB SITE HELLYEAH OFFICIAL FACEBOOK

Another addition are photos of SLAYER and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt , taken in my studio in February of 2016 on an off night from the Slayer/Testament tour. Gary had just received his new ESP GUITARS custom guitar painted in his own blood by artist VINCENT CASTIGLIA. This was the first shoot he had done with it , and what an amazing piece of art it is ! As a long time fan of both bands it was an honor to have him along with Chuck and Tiffany Billy in the studio followed by some amazing Bbq. 

Photos from this session can be seen here: Gary Holt photo shoot 

Live concert photos of Gary with Slayer can be seen here slayer concert photos 

Photos of Gary with Exodus can be seen here: exodus concert photos 

Here is a shot of the amazing piece of art from the studio shoot as well as one of it live on stage in action at a show in Atlanta later in the year

Final addition is a gallery of photos from a couple photos shoots over the years with friend Chuck Garric , bassist of Alice Cooper and front man of his own band Beasto Blanco that features Alice’s daughter Calico Cooper ! If you have not heard them yet , do yourself a favor and go pick up BOTH of their cd’s ASAP . Best description of Beasto Blanco is that if Motorhead and Rob Zombie had a baby it would be Beasto Blanco. Images from our first shoot together for Esp guitars back in 2007 before an Alice Cooper show as well as photos we took at The SLaughterhouse Haunted House in Nashville in September of 2016 can be seen here : Chuck Garric photos 

Live concert photos of Chuck playing with Alice Cooper can be seen here Alice Cooper photos Chad Lee Photography 

One of the images from the 2007 shoot was also used in a Coffin Case promo ad seen here 

To find out more about Chuck and both bands click here: CHUCK GARRIC OFFICIAL FACEBOOK BEASTO BLANCO OFFICIAL WEB SITE  BEASTO BLANCO FACEBOOK ALICE COOPER OFFICIAL SITE 

All images (C) CHADLEEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM 

eMAIL ME AT CHADLEEPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM to inquire about press/media use , licensing or to order custom prints in any size for your home, office, studio or gift for your favorite fan !

 

Avenged Sevenfold Photo Gallery Updated 15 shows

With  Avenged Sevenfold about to hit the road soon for a fall tour and several requests from fans recently, I spent some time going through old images and updated their live photo gallery of the site. With tonight’s addition, there are now nearly 200 concert photos of the band from 15 shows between 2006 and 2011. Photos were taken at venues across the country on various tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival , Uproar and Rock ON The Range. I was fortunate enough to photograph them for the first time back in May of 2006 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on for Jimmy The Rev Sullivan’s first feature story in Modern Drummer magazine. Always a fun band to shoot with a very theatrical show full of great lighting and lots of pyro !

You can view the photos here: Avenged Sevenfold Concert photos Chad Lee Photography .

Enjoy !

A few of my personal favorites including some of the published photos from The Rev’s Modern Drummer Magazine feature .

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Avenged Sevenfold Official Website

Avenged Sevenfold Facebook

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography . For press, media, licensing or to inquire about custom prints for your home, office or gift for your favorite fan contact me here:  contact Chad Lee Photography .

Machine Head photo concert photo gallery updated

Spent some time this past week going through images of Machine Head from past tours going back to 2005, editing and adding some of my favorites to the site.  With tonight’s addition, the gallery now features photos from 23 different shows between 2005 and 2015 in cities all over the country. Many  of the shows are from the 2011 and 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.I have had the pleasure and honor of photographing over 60 shows with the band in the past 12 years. As time allows I will add more to this gallery and others from my archives.

Enjoy !

You can view the gallery here: Machine Head live photos Chad Lee Photography

Here’s a peak at a few of my personal favorites

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To keep up to date on all things Machine Head related :

Machine Head official Facebook , Machine Head Official Site

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography . For press, media, licensing or to inquire about custom prints for your home, office or gift for your favorite fan contact me here:  contact Chad Lee Photography .

 
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