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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.


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



2015 – through my lens, my favorite images

another year has come and gone, and what a year it’s been. the opening of my new studio,, 3400 miles round trip on my bike to sturgis motorcycle rally, new friends, new memories, great concerts and so much more.

here is a look back through my lens at some of my favorite images from the year.

looking forward to an awesome 2016, and wishing you all a fun, safe and prosperous new year ! thank you as always for the many years of love and support !

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chad lee photography best of 2015

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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



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Recent studio shoots with Lzzy Hale , BeyonDuplication and Rex Brown

I keep meaning to update here daily, but  life happens, and before I know it, a week or more has gone by. LOTS going on lately

keeping me incredibly busy. In the last 4 weeks I rode my bike over 3000 miles to the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle rally and hung out

for 7 days. I will post photos from the trip and amazing landmarks like Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse soon. Followed that up with a quick trip to Dallas for our annual Ride For Dime charity event down there, as always had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Spent 3 beautiful days at “the compound” as Darrell and Rita affectionately call it. More details on that weekend and photos to come this week as well as i try to catch up and stay current.

Lots of behind the scenes work going on as we get closer to the 4th annual Nashville Ride For Dime featuring SLAUGHTER this year. It too will have a separate update with ALL the details about our show this year , which is our biggest show to date. We have moved up to a 1600 seat venue – Marathon Music Works in downtown nashville.

Things have been jumping at Chad Lee Photography studio also with some amazing shoots in the past few weeks that have included legendary

Pantera bassist and friend Rex Brown. Rex and I had an epic 2 day shoot that included getting him neck deep in the Harpeth River, and 2 days in the studio photographing all kinds of things that I can share with you soon ! Had a great shoot with the high priestess of modern rock and roll Lzzy Hale of Halestorm for a few upcoming projects that include Marshall amps, and much like Rex, other things i can share soon. She is an absolute pleasure to work with, and always fun to hang with. We followed the shoot with a great dinner with NIck Bowcott and Halestorm guitarist Joe Hottinger.

Yesterday I spent a few hours in the studio with the guys in BEYONDUPLICATION from Bowling Green Kentucky. An AMAZING group of guys and they bring the METAL !! Super nice and humble guys, with an amazing drive and work effort, putting everything they have into this band. Recently wrapped up recording a new cd here in nashville and prepping to unleash it on the world. We had an AMAZING shoot taht included lighting drums on fire, which always makes for a good day !

here are some samples from the above mentioned shoots – stay tuned for more !

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