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Rex Brown photos uploaded for viewing

In August of 2015 I had the honor and pleasure of having legendary bassist Rex Brown of Pantera, Down and KIll Devil Hill in my studio for two days of shooting. WE spent some time on various locations, including putting Rex and his new Warwick bass hip deep in the Harpeth River here in Nashville. It was a nice change for the day as temperatures were over 100 degrees and the water was quite refreshing. The rest of the time was spent photographing him with each of his new WARWICK signature basses and amps for future promotional use. Some of which have since started to appear on the net in various press releases as well as ads in magazines including Bass Player, Bass Guitar, Bass Musician and others. Included in this gallery are a handful of samples that have since been published as well as some of the actual ads. I will keep you posted as more are published and where you can find them.

Couple of my favorites – rex warwick 2 page rex n friends-9633

You can keep up on all things Rex at his official Facebook page here: Rex Brown facebook

Pantera facebook

Get your official Rex Brown merchandise here: Rex Brown official web store

Rex Brown Official Twitter and Instagram @rexbrownofficial
You can view the gallery here : Rex Brown Chad Lee Photography

Happy 70th Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead – images posted from past shows

In honor of the 70th birthday of legendary MOTORHEAD bassist Lemmy Kilmister, born December 24, 1945. I have uploaded a handful of

images from a few shows on the 2012 Mayhem Fest including the Auburn Washington show that Guns N Roses bassist Duff McKagan joined the band

on stage for Killed By Death, as well as a few black and whites from a 2005 House OF Blues show in Chicago.

You can view the images here: Motorhead images Chad Lee Photography

Enjoy,  and Merry Christmas  !

Here are a couple of my favorites

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Lzzy Hale Of Halestorm photo shoot and video interview

Back in September I had the pleasure of having friend and Halestorm vocalist/guitarist Lzzy Hale in my studio for a project with Marshall Amplification and Music & Arts. We spent a few hours shooting for the cover of their holiday buyers guide as well as a feature story and interview. Big thank you to Nick Bowcott of Marshall for orchestrating the project. The folks at Music & Arts filmed our entire shoot, and followed it by sitting down for a 1 on 1 interview with Lzzy in my art gallery. The recently released interview also features some cool behind the scenes footage from our shoot. Lzzy, Joe and the entire band are always a pleasure to hang out with , photograph and watch perform, some of the most down to earth people in this crazy industry. I look forward to many tears to come of working together. This was my second project this year for Marshall with Lzzy. The first was a photo  shoot for advertising and autograph signings.


Watch the short interview with Lzzy filmed at CHAD LEE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO HERE:

You can view a handful of samples from our shoot here: Lzzy Hale at Chad Lee Photography Studio



to keep up with all things Halestorm related :





LONG overdue update new images added Machine Head, Steel Panther, Winery Dogs, All That Remains, Yelawolf

I keep telling myself I am going to update the blog here more often, it’s on my list for 2016 to post daily.

Been a busy year getting the studio up and running, photo shoots and events. Little by little I try to add galleries of old images from the past 15 years or so. Halloween I added TONS of photos through the years and all over the country of Alice Cooper, Gwar and Rob Zombie.

Lots of new additions in the past few weeks, and some cool projects coming up in the next few weeks.

Recent concert photo additions include All That Remains from their show here in Nashville back in October. Before the show I also had the guys in my studio for all new press and promo photos with long time friend and new bassist Aaron “Bubbles” Patrick. We had a great time, lots of fun and lots of new photos, that have begun to surface in interviews and their social pages.

You can view the concert photos here: All That Remains concert photos Nashville

I will post samples from the studio soon. IMG_6022


Last week I headed to Birmingham, Alabama with some friends to see one of the absolute best shows of the year – An Evening With Machine Head- @.5 hours of non stop headbanging madness.

Do yourself a favor and see one of these shows !! Had ana amzing time seeing, and shooting the entire set and getting some long overdue time to catch up with the guys.  One of my favorite bands, and brothers for life !

You can see photos form this show as well as past tours here: MACHINE HEAD LIVE PHOTOS  I will add more from the past decade as time allows.



I photographed Steel Panther December 8 at Marathon Music Works for Rock Revolt Magazine. ALWAYS a great night with them, one of the absolute best shows on the road !

You can view the new photos as well as past years here: Steel Panther live photos

You can read the review and see more at the official Rock Revolt Site here: STeel Panther Nashville photos/review Rock Revolt Magazine


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October 20 I shot The Winery Dogs at my house photography job at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon here in Nashville. This was the night before our yearly trip to Jamaica. The past three years it’s been tradition to see a show the night before leaving, this year Winery Dogs, 2014 Motley Crue, 2013 Fozzy. Cant wait to see what 2016 brings !

You can view photos from that show here: Winery Dogs Nashville Tn Mike Portnoy busted out the Hello Kitty kit for the first time of the tour at this show. Highly suggest seeing them if you can.



Back in September I worked the Slumfest for Monster Energy that featured Monster artist Yelawolf. He picked up a new fan in me at this show that included a cover of Danzig’s Twist Of Cain that saw Yela crowd surf in an upside down tent !

Photos from this show can be seen here: Yelawolf Nashville Slumfest


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All images copyright (C) Chad Lee Photography. Contact me directly for editorial, commercial or promotional licensing, or for one of a kind custom prints. here: Contact Chad

Rob Zombie gallery update over 200 new photos 25 shows 2010 and 2013 tours

AS I have mentioned before, as time allows I will continue to add images on and off stage from all of your favorite bands from the last 17 years of my career, in order by date and show. In honor of the Halloween season, I have spent several hours the past couple weeks going through the archives and digging out some of my favorite Rob Zombie photos fro past tours and adding them to the site. There are now over 200 new and previously unseen images from 25 different shows from 2010 and 2013 tours, as well as 8 shows on the 2005 Ozzfest tour that saw Zombie performing a stripped down set headlining the second stage. Rob is one of the absolute best front men in the entire industry , and continually puts on an incredible show that rivals anything KISS did in the 70s. Always a high energy show and that attacks all of your senses. At some point in the future I will add more images from other Zombie tours, going back to the first time I photographed Rob Zombie on Ozzfest in 1999. I have also had some off stage portrait sessions with members of his band various projects with Tommy Clufetos, John 5 and Joey Jordison that I will add to the Artist promos section.

You can stay up to date on all things Zombie related music and movies at his official .com here : Rob Zombie Official site

Facebook: Rob Zombie facebook  Twitter : @robzombie Instagram : @robzombieofficial

You can view the photos here: Rob Zombie Live photos Chad Lee photography

Email me directly at for licensing/media usage or to inquire about custom prints

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

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New SHINEDOWN cd Threat To Survival in Stores – new images from 2013 tour

In honor of the release of SHINEDOWN’s new cd Threat To Survival, I have added some images from 3 shows I photographed on their last

tour in 2013. I have been friends with and photographing the band since back in 2004 and have had some amazing times with them on and off stage over the past decade, and look forward to seeing them hit the stage again in just a few weeks at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Ky. Over time I will add more images from the nearly 50 shows I have done with them. Todays addition is a handful of my favorites from 3 shows in 2013 in Anaheim California, Nashville Tennessee and Jacksonville Florida. You can view the images here:

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Be sure and pick up their new cd Threat To Survival and get out and see them on tour NOW !

Here’s a couple samples from the gallery additions 2-8-2013  nashville shinedown-22-8-2013  nashville shinedown-2-6

Disturbed gallery updated with images from 9 2011 Mayhem fest shows

As time allows I will continue to add photos of bands from the past 17 years of my career. I have been very meticulous in my archiving , some bands as you may know i have photographed upwards of 50 or more times. You can browse images of each band in order from current to oldest by date separated by year and date of each show !

Tonight , in celebration of their new and 5th #1 album, I have updated the Disturbed live photos gallery.   Disturbed was the headlining act on the 2011 Rockstar Energy drink Mayhem Festival. I photographed 16 of the bands show on this tour from everywhere on stage, to the back of the arenas. Here is a sampling of some of my favorites from 9 city’s across the country. Following this tour the band took what at the time was an undetermined hiatus. It is now 2015 and the beast has awoken. I look forward to working with the guys again next year when the hit the road in support of IMMORTALIZED . Contact me directly for editorial, commercial or promotional licensing, or for one of a kind custom prints.

You can see the new images as well as photos going back to Ozzfest 2003 at the link below ! i will fill in the years over time. Enjoy

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here’s a few samples

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RIDE FOR DIME NASHVILLE performers Slaughter photos from Louisville 8-20 online

Headed up to Lousiville kentucky last Thursday night, August 20th with my mom and Ride For Dime team member Jennifer McKell to see our friends in Slaughter perform at Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky State Fair. This also happened to be the 49th birthday of friend and brother , late guitar hero Dimebag Darrell, to which Mark dedicated Fly To The Angels to that evening. As Always, the guys hit the stage swinging right out of the gate with The Wild Life, and blasted through a non stop set of high energhy hits like Burnin Bridges, Up All Night, Eye To Eye, Fly To The Angels and more.

Slaughter along with Great White and Nashville’s Big Rock show will be performing as part of the 4th annual RIDE FOR DIME Nashville at Marathon Music Works Friday October 16th. All proceeds from this event benefit Ride For Dime charities, including Nashville Animal Rescue Proverbs 12:10 , Rock Against Ms, Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Of America and Ronnie James Dio Stand up And Shout Cancer Foundation. in 2014 RFD donated $5000 to the IAVA, Over $3000 to proverbs and we collected nearly a ton of food for them. We are growing and expanding every year.

Tickets for this years event are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. We have a VERY limited number of VIP packages left still for $120 that includes

VIP laminate, limited edition Affliction Ride For Dime event shirt, autographed event poster by all bands and guests, meet and greet with all bands and photo op, and gift bag with goodies from all of our sponsors !

Each advance ticket buyer will be entered in to a raffle to win a guitar signed by SLAUGHTER AND GREAT WHITE !

tickets can be purchased here: ride for dime nashville tickets – even if you cant attend you can purchase a ticket as a donation !

you can view photos from the Louisville show and others here: slaughter live photos

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OVERDUE UPDATES – General jackson Showboat cruise images

It has been far too long since I have updated here, been incredibly busy with preparing and opening the all new ChaD lee Photography studio and gallery. Lots more to come about that soon.

I was recently hired to do photography and video on the legendary General Jackson Showboat dinner and Cruise ship here in Nashville, Tn. They offer three different cruises, I covered each of them There is an afternoon lunch cruise and show, evening and Sunday gospel brunch.

Images from these shoots can now be seen on their all new website .

They will  be used in all advertising, marketing, web, social and promotional materials including commericals.

You can view some of the images here :

this is of my favorites, I will be doing a limited edition run of prints of this one soon.


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general jackson showboat, nashville, chad lee photography

Darius Rucker and Friends St Jude’s Benefit show – Little Big Town, A Thousand Horses and more

Monday June 8, 2015 Darius Rucker held his 6th annual CMA Fest Darius and Friends benefit show for St. jude’s Children’s Hospital and Research Center to a sold out crowd at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon in nashville , Tn. The show featured performances by Darius, A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osbourne,  Scotty McCreery, Brett Eldredge and Steve Wariner. Each band played songs of their own as well as classics by The BEatles, Black Crowes, Prince and more.

You can see video of Darius closing the show with the Prince classic Purple rain on my youtube channel here :

You can view photos of all performers here:

Email me for media use, licensing or to inquire about prints for your personal collection.

a few samples Darius Rucker and Friends 6-8-2015-8636Darius Rucker and Friends 6-8-2015-9096Darius Rucker and Friends 6-8-2015-9183