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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

Chuck Garric Chuck Garric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice official website Halestorm official site Beasto Blanco official site

 

 

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

Overdue news, New publicist, press, interviews MS and more

Overdue news, New publicist, press, interviews MS and more

Life has been a little crazy the past 5 months or so, and i am long overdue for an update here.

Shortly after my  birthday I was diagnosed with MS. It was of course a hard pill to swallow at first. Leaving me with tons of questions, feelings and followed by a bout with depression. After speaking with a few friends in the industry that also have it , a new mind set settled in . Several folks said well, you can sit on this, and keep it to yourself or you can use the platform you have and help educate and raise awareness . Which is exactly what i did after finding out the  National MS Foundation had a walk here in Nashville in a couple weeks. I started a team, spread the word and myself and two friends did the Walk in the snow and raised just under $1300 in 2 weeks. Next year I will make a MUCH bigger impact. You can donate at anytime to my team here Not MS’n Around 

Not long after this my dear friend Debra Muller introduced me to an amazing woman in the UK , Natalie Loren Conway. Natalie is the head of TAG PUBLICITY EUROPE , and graciously took me on as a client . Over the course of the month Natalie has put together a press release about me, and shared it globally. Since it’s release she has received numerous requests for interviews which has resulted in almost 30 interviews already. Over the next few weeks they will start appearing on radio,blogs, television and more. She has also secured me a new endorsement with Heavy Leather NYC. We are currently working designing signature Chad Lee Photography leather camera strap . I will post more about that as it moves along, and when and where you can order one.

Below are several links to some of the interviews that have posted so far.

Tag Publicity Europe press release . Please forward any press enquiries to Natalie Loren Conway at Natalie.conwaypr@outlook.com 

TAG PUBLICITY EUROPE Press release

 

 

The Jay & Brodie Show   https://jaybrodieshow.podbean.com/e/8-what-happened-to-educational-tv/

Jammerzine  https://jammerzine.com/jammerzine-exclusive-an-interview-with-photographer-chad-lee/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

AntiHero Magazine http://www.antiheromagazine.com/interview-chad-lee-of-chad-lee-photography/

Go Venue Magazine https://www.govenuemagazine.com/a-causal-conversation-with-chad-lee/

RockPoser Dot Com https://rockposer.com/2018/05/19/interview-with-photographer-chad-lee/

Thank you to all I have done press with so far !

 

 

New Web Store

Last week I re opened my online web store which you can view and shop at here Chad Lee Photography Web Store .I am now working with a new fulfillment store that produces, packages and ships all of my items. All items are shipped Priority mail with tracking info from their warehouse. There are lots of new items including prints, canvas wraps, shirts, pillows, phone cases , coffee mugs and more. I will continue to add new items regularly . 10% of each order benefits and goes directly to the National Ms Foundation. I would also like to give a huge thank you to Suzane Penley of PENLEY MANAGEMENT  for everything she has done over the years as my US publicist. Aside from business, she has become an incredibly dear friend, that I can not thank enough !

 

20 years of Chad Lee Photography

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Chad Lee Photography and my work in the music industry. I am extremely humbled, thankful for every minute of it and the friends,  family and fans that have supported me along the way. I look forward to bringing you life through my eyes for another 20 regardless of what MS may have in store for me !