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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 

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Chuck Garric

 

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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

 

 

Kimberly Williams Paisley Benefit for Alzheimer’s Featuring Brad Paisley and Friends

Kimberly Williams Paisley  benefit show for the Alzheimer’s Association June 4, 2017, featuring Brad Paisley and Friends. Event was held at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville Tennessee. Photos taken by noted photographer Chad Lee. Special guests included  Hunter Hayes , Lindsay Ell ,  Charles Esten ,  Kimberly Williams Paisley ,  Jerrod Niemann , olympic skater Scott Hamilton and several others. 

The event was Disco themed, with artists dressed in afro’s and platform shoes. Fan favorite set list included classics such as Lady Marmalade , YMCA , Eric Clapton’s cocaine, Play That Funky Music along with many other 70’s classics. 

The event raised almost $350,000 for Alzheimer’s research . Organized by Brad’s wife Kimberly Williams Paisley, who lost her mother to the disease. 

Brad Paisley and friends event photos

Live Concert Photos Brad Paisley And Friends

Video footage from the event with Charles Esten and Brad Paisley covering the White Cherry classic Play That Funky Music can be seen here <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/9-rbZarWBJ0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Hunter Hayes

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

Rick Springfield gallery updated   in Nashville – 10 years in a row

Rick Springfield gallery updated in Nashville – 10 years in a row

Had a great time working the past two nights with Rick Springfield at the Legendary Wildhorse Saloon here in Nashville. This marks 10 years in a row that Rick has sold out back to back nights over Valentine’s Day weekend. At 67  years young, he is still kicking ass and taking names. I highly suggest checking out one of his shows if you have the chance. They are full of timeless classic hits like Human Touch, Don’t Talk To Strangers, Affair Of The Heart, I’ve Done everything For You and of course the crowd favorite Jessie’s Girl.  Aside from the great music, Rick is an all around entertainer with amazing crowd interaction including bringing kids up on stage to sing and dance, walking into the crowd on tables during Human Touch and personal banter with fans during the show. 

I have had the pleasure of shooting these Valentine’s shows with him for the past 7 years including the after show meet and greets with the fans, who are incredibly passionate and supportive, many of them having travelled from other parts of the country and having seen him numerous times. 

 Saturday night he was joined on stage by long time former drummer Jack White who resides here in Nashville for a cover of the Kinks classic You Really Got Me. Past years have seen celebrity guests join him to sing along including Tom Kiefer, The Nelson Brothers and several others.

 You can view photos from nine shows going back to 2010 here on my site  Rick Springfield live photos . 

A short clip from the February 10 , 2017 show during Jessie’s Girl can be seen here: rick springfield jessie’s girl 2-10-2017

Video clips from the recent shows over the weekend and others can be viewed on my facebook here: Chad Lee Photography Official Facebook Videos 

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography – Contact me directly for press/media/licensing or to inquire about custom prints for your home, office, or gift for a friend. chadleephotography@gmail.com

You can follow Rick on Facebook here: Rick Springfield Facebook and  Rick Springfield official website

A few of my personal favorites 

Dead Daisies Recording studio photos posted

 I had the honor and pleasure of spending a month in the recording studio with The Dead Daisies. Documenting the recording process of their new album Make Some Noise with photos and video. If you are not   familiar with the band, do yourself a favor  and  check them out for some great rock and roll . The band is currently made up of John Corabi, Doug Aldrich, Brian Tichy, Marco Mendoza and David Lowy, a true all star line up. Bands that the members of The Daisies have been a part of include : Motley Crue, Union , Whitesnake, Dio , Billy Idol, Foreigener, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent and more !

Through the course of the recording,  daily video updates from the studio were done for social media promotion, as well as interviews and fan questions with the band members.

You can view those on the bands official YouTube channel here: Dead Daisies Recording studio videos .

You can see one of my favorites here as Brian Tichy answers a question from Daisies super fan Doug Aldrich, and yes we filmed this in one take Brian Tichy answers a question from Doug Aldrich

For all Things Dead Daisies : Dead Daisies Official .Com Dead Daisies Official Facebook Doug Aldrich Official Facebook Marco Mendoza Official .Com John Corabi Official Brian Tichy Official  Facebook

Purchase the new Dead Daisies record Make Some Noise and past recordings on Itunes here: Dead Daisies Itunes

Dead Daisies Merch here : Dead Daisies Official Web Store

Here is the link  to view photos from the recording process for Make Some Noise Dead Daisies Photos Make Some Noise in recording studio Chad Lee Photography

Here’s a peak at a few of my favorites

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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 .

 
Fireworks photo gallery added

Fireworks photo gallery added

I added a new photo gallery to the site this evening featuring some of my photographs from fireworks displays thorugh the years in various cities. I absolutely love watching and photographing  fireworks. Like most people , my love of fireworks displays started many years ago as a child.

I uploaded a selection if images from several displays from the past 8 years from a few different cities including the amazing display put on in Nashville, that is ranked is the largest display in the entire country. This years 4th of July celebration in Nashville featured a concert by Sheryl Crow followed by a 35 minute display with music by the Nashville Symphony that was absolutely jaw dropping.

Photos added this evening come from Round Lake Illinois in 2008, 2009 in Paddock Lake and kenosha Wisconsin, Des Moines Iowa at the Iowa State Fair, and the Nashville Christmas Parade , and Nashville 2011, 2015 and 2016.

I will add more to the gallery over time.

Hope you enjoy them !

to inquire about media use , licensing or to purchase custom prints of any size for your home, office, bar, business or gift for a friend : Contact Chad Lee Photography

You can view the entire gallery here :   http://www.chadleephotography.com/fireworks-photo-gallery-added/

Here’s a few of my personal favorites

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Farm Rock Nashville Photos Slaughter, Vince Neil, Tom Keifer

Farm Rock

This past   June 3rd and 4th Marathon Music Works hosted the first annual Farm Rock Nashville.      Farm Rock hosts events across the country currently in Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, Oklahoma and Phoenix .  

Friday Night

Friday night’s lineup featured  Tora Tora , John Corabi , The Nelson Brothers,    Slaughter and Tom Keifer .  The  crowd was treated to sets from all the bands performing.  all your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s. John Corabi performed an accoustic set on Friday and an electric set on Saturday.      Nashville resident Mark Slaughter’s first home town show in nearly a decade. the crowd loved every minute of their set packed with  favorites like Up All Night, Burning Bridges,   and the MTV  HIt Fly To The Angels. Tom Keifer closed the night out with   amazing show. again full of all the crowd favorites like Shake Me, Nigt Songs, Don’t Know What Ya Got Til It’s Gone ,  Ggypsy Road and crowd sing along cover of Prince’s Purple Rain.

Saturday Night

Saturday’s lineup included another lineup full of great retro 80s rock that included sets from Killer Dwarfs , Nashville’s own Thee Rock ‘ Roll Residency which included a guest appearance by Nashville resident Chuck Garric of Alice Cooper and Beasto Blanco . They were follwed by rockin sets from John Corabi, Hollywood’s Faster Pussycat , Vixen , Kix , and a festival ending performance from Vince Neil of legendary rock band Motley Crue who’s set included fan faves like Home Sweet Home, Wild Side, Dr feelgood, Girls Girls Girls, Dont Go away Mad and More.

It was great to see so many people come out both days to enjoy  good old  rock and roll.   Nashville the city is growing   every day, we are no longer   ” that country city”.  more and more artists from the rock world taking residence here.  many of the performers this weekend are residents including Tom Keifer , Mark Slaughter, john Corabi  , nelson and   Chuck Garric. Our rock and metal scene is quickly growing bigger with events like Thee Rock n roll residency . which has seen guests including Robin Zander  , Rex Brown  , dave Elefson  , Halestorm, Whitesnake,  and   more.

 you can view a gallery full of images here: Farm Rock Nashville 2016 photos Chad Lee Photography

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography – for press, media, licensing use or to inquire about custom prints contact me   at chadleephotography@gmail.com

-chad

A few samples from the weekend

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Some great video footage from the wekeend has also been posted by fans as well

Slaughter –  SLaughter Fly To The Angels Live Farm Rock Nashville

Kix – Kix Dont Close Your Eyes Farm Rock Nashville

I filmed this one – Faster Pussycat Cathouse Farm Rock Nashville

John Corabi – John Corabi Hooligans Holiday Farm Rock Nashville

 

Darius Rucker 7th annual St Jude’s benefit show Charley Pride

Darius Rucker

Monday June 6, 2016 marked the 7th annual Darius & Friends benefit show for St Judes Children’s research Hospital. The lineup include performances  of course Darius Rucker, Locash, Terri Clark, Drake White, Dan Tryminski, Hunter Hayes and a special appearance by the legendary Charlie Pride. Darius joined Pride for the classic Kiss An Angel Goodmorning that had the entire sold out crowd singing. The show also saw the entire lineup onstage for the crowd favorite Wagon Wheel, and the evening closed with Darius doing an amazing job on Prince’s Purple Rain.

The event took place at the newly remodeled Wildhorse Saloon and kicks off the city’s annual Fan Fest that draws hundreds of thousands of country music fans from around the world.

You can view images of all performers from the show here: Darius Rucker & Friends Chad Lee Photography

All images (C)  Chad Lee Photography For licenscing, media, press use or to inquire about ordering custom prints contact me here: Contact Chad Lee Photography

Darius Rucker  , St Jude Children Research Hospital Wildhorse Saloon  Locash Scotty McCreery Terri Clark Drake White Dan Tryminski Hunter Hayes  Charley Pride

Here’s a few of my favorites from the evening

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Rick Springfiled photos 2 sold out Nashville shows

I spent the past two nights working my house photography gig at The Legendary Wildhorse Saloon here in Nashville with back to back sold out shows with GRammy Winning, Multi Platinum selling artist Rick Springfield. Rick has managed to sell out 2 nights here for the past 9 years in a row. With a slew of radio hits, movies and videos, fans travel from all across the country to come to these special shows. At 66 years young the former General Hospital star has not lost a beat. Many artists out there could learn a thing or two by watching Rick perform. His 90 minute sets are a non stop barrage of high energy songs, that includes Rick walking across tables into the crowd during his hit Human Touch, to bringing a slew of small children on stage for the classic Don’t Talk To Strangers. Upon the show ending, he immediately heads upstairs for fan meet and greets with up to 100 people, followed by running back downstairs to meet with and sign autographs for upwards of 200 more that bought cds during the show.

Saturday night’s show featured a few special guests – Matthew and Gunnar Nelson and  Tom Kiefer of Cinderella joined Rick for the crowd favorite Jessie’s Girl. The show eneded with another special guest appearance by Rick’s longtime friend and drummer Jack White for a rendition of the Jimi Hendrix classic Fire.

This marked my 5th year working with Rick for these back to back shows, it is always an honor and a pleasure to photograph and work with him. An incredible singer,songwriter, performer and amazingly nice guy. 363 days until we do it again.

You can view my photos from the both February 12th and 13th shows as well as images from past shows on my site here:

Rick Springfield photos – Chad Lee Photography

You can view video I filmed of Jessie’s Girl from the february 12th show here:

Jessie’s Girl Video – February 12, 2016 Nashville, Tn Chad Lee Photography

All photos (C) Chad Lee Photography – contact me directly for media/publicity/licensing use or to inquire about purchasing custom prints for your home, office, etc here: Contact Photgrapher CHAD LEE

Here are a few of my favorites – rick springfield 2-13-2016 nashville-8255rick springfield 2-13-2016 nashville-1

New images of Nashville’s General Jackson Dinner Showboat

One of the things I love most about my job as a photographer is the wide varieties of projects I get to work on . While I am most well known for my work in the rock and roll world, I enjoy all forms of the art from landscape and architectural photography, to food, botanical ,travel and anything else that requires me and my camera. Today’s office was the legendary General Jackson Showboat here in Nashville at Opry Mills. Today’s project was to photography the newly remodeled dinner/show theater for web, promotional and commercial use. We also headed into the heart of the boat to photograph the engine room, as well as some fun photos with the boat’s Captain.

Over the past year I have been hired to cover all three of  the offered cruise and show packages that includes the Nashville Live! midday lunch cruise and show, Hot Country Nights and Sunday Gospel brunch cruise and show. Each one has a unique Nashville based music and dance performance as you cruise the Cumberland River from Opry MIlls through downtown Nashville and back with an amazing dinner, show and cocktails. Some days are rougher than others, like the day I had to photograph all of the specialty cocktails and beer’s for the menu. I couldn’t just let them all go to waste after photographing them, that would be alcohol abuse !!

I highly suggest taking one of the cruises on your next visit to Nashville, my personal favorite would be the evening cruise that gives you a beautiful scenic view of the river as the sun sets and great photo ops of downtown lit up at night, as well as an amazing buffet style dinner with carving station and delicious southern cooking !

You can get all the info you need about the packages, and the boat’s history and cast at the official site here: General Jackson official site

You can purchase advance tickets including a VIP dockside tour here: General Jackson tickets

Here is a link to the gallery of images from my shoots on the boat Chad Lee Photography General Jackson Showboat images

And a few of my favorites –

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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 www.generaljackson.com .

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

You can view some of the images here : http://www.chadleephotography.com/portfolio/general-jackson-showboat-cruise-and-dinner-nashville-tn/

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

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