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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. 

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Megadeth Live And Portrait Galleries Updated over 200 images

Megadeth Live And Portrait Galleries Updated over 200 images

The Megadeth photo galleries have been updated now with over 200 images from the past 12 years. Images come from Mayhem Festival , GigantourOzzfest , Rock On the Range , The Big 4.  Other photos come from tour rehearsals, my photo studio and Dave’s home. All images ©Chad Lee Photography. 

 This weekend’s addition now brings the concert gallery to a total of 16 shows with over 250 photographs. Other additions include portrait sessions with Dave and the band at several locations.

As a life long fan of the band , it has been an honor and a privilege to get to work so closely with the band the past decade or so. 

 You can view live images here :   http://www.chadleephotography.com/portfolio/megadeth/

Photos of Dave Mustaine can be seen here: Dave Mustaine Portrait photos . Many of these images have been used by companies including Dean Guitars , Seymour Duncan , Marshall Amplification and others. 

You can see the video for Conquer Or Die from their latest Cd Dystopia on the bands official You Tube channel 

Have to thank  Dave for this special message to my mom for her 60’th birthday last year  

Also thank you to Dave Ellefson for the kind words about my work through the years 

“Chad’s work makes me want to hang his photos on my jam room wall for inspiration…just like when I was 15 years old!” Dave Ellefson

Stay up to date on all things Megadeth related at their official Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Megadeth/

Get Megadeth music on Itunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/megadeth/id488289 

Get your signature blend Dave Ellefson Coffee here Ellefson Coffee

Dave Mustaine plays Dean Guitars  , Marshall Amps  and Seymour Duncan PickupsDave Mustaine 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Ellefson endorses these products Dave Ellefson Gear 

A few of my favorite Megadeth photos 

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Anthrax Concert Gallery Updated 300+ Images 27 Shows

Anthrax Concert Gallery Updated 300+ Images 27 Shows

The Anthrax photo gallery of my site has been updated this weekend. The New York thrash metal legends have been one of my favorite bands since the last 80’s. Fast forward 25 years , the guys have become great friends that I have photographed almost fifty times. The latest addition brings the total to 27 shows and over three hundred images online. Photos come from Rock On the Range , Mayhem Fest , Ozzfest , The Big 4 , and several the bands headlining tours. All photos ©Chad Lee Photography. To inquire about licensing , press use or to order custom prints email me here chadleephotography@gmail.com .

Photographs from the above mentioned tours over the past 14 years can be seen here Anthrax Photo Gallery .

 

 

 

 

The bands video In The End pays tribute to fallen hero’s Ronnie James Dio and Dimebag Darrell uses several of my images. You can watch the video here 

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Their video for the classic fan favorite A Skeleton In The Closet can be seen on their official you tube channel 

For all things Anthrax check out the following links

Official Anthrax Website , Anthrax Official Facebook , Official Anthrax Twitter  ,  Official Anthrax Instagram , Anthrax Youtube 

2017 Tour Dates 2017 Anthrax Tour Dates 

Get all your Official Anthrax Merchandise here Anthrax Official Merch 

Band Bio from Wikipedia 

Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group was considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene during the 1980s. Of the “Big Four” thrash metal bands (the others being Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer), Anthrax were the only band from the East Coast. As of April 2017, the band has released 11 studio albums, several other albums, and 26 singles, including collaborating on a single with American hip hop group Public Enemy. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Anthrax sold 2.5 million records in the United States from 1991 to 2004, with worldwide sales of 10 million.

Noted for its live performances, Anthrax signed with the independent label Megaforce Records, which released the band’s debut studio album in 1984. Lilker soon left the band to form Nuclear Assault, and was replaced by roadie Frank Bello. Lead vocalist Neil Turbin was replaced after two years by Matt Fallon, who was then subsequently replaced in 1984 by Joey Belladonna. With a new lineup, the band recorded Spreading the Disease (distributed by Island Records) in 1985. Anthrax’s third album, Among the Living, was released in 1987 to critical praise. The band experienced another lineup change in 1992, when John Bush from Armored Saint replaced Belladonna as lead vocalist. Sound of White Noise was released the following year, peaking at number seven on the Billboard 200. Studio recordings during the 1990s saw the band, influenced by other genres, experimenting with its sound.

Anthrax’s lineup has changed several times over their career. The band has had a number of vocalists including Neil Turbin, Joey Belladonna, Dan Nelson and John Bush. Founding member Scott Ian and early arrival Charlie Benante, who joined Anthrax in 1983, are the only band members to appear on every album. Bassist Frank Bello has played on every album, except for the band’s debut Fistful of Metal, which featured Dan Lilker. In 2010, Belladonna returned to Anthrax and has since recorded two more studio albums with the band, Worship Music (2011) and For All Kings (2016)

 A few of my personal favorites can be seen here anthraxcharlie benanteanthrax

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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 

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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. 

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 !

 

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 

Black Label Society Photos updated hundreds of images

In what seems to becoming a never ending effort, when time allows I have been going through my archives and adding images from the past of several bands. Most recent gallery to be updated is the addition of literally hundreds of photos of Black Label Society from several shows across the country in 2004, 2005 and 2006 from the spring , summer and fall tours including Ozzfest. That brings the total number of images for viewing now up to 400 from over 30 different shows ! Between 2001 and 2016 I have had the pleasure and honor of photographing the band over 100 times around the USA on and offstage including tour rehearsals, in the recording studio, on the set of videos and more. I will continue to add and share some of my favorite shots from the shows and events over time.

You can  keep up on all things BLack Label here: BLS Official Facebook , BLS official website , Zakk Wylde Official Facebook , Zakk Wylde Official website .

Shop for official BLS merchandise here: Black Label Society Official Merch Store

Purchase BLS music on Itunes – Black Label Society on Itunes

See videos here Official Zakk Wylde Youtube

Zakk’s signature gear Wylde Audio

Over the course of the past 15 years my images of Zakk and other members of the band have appeared in magazines worldwide , posters, t shirts, home dvd’s, catalogs, and even on the box cover of  the multi million selling video game Guitar Hero. Numerous promotional ads for companies that include : Washburn Guitars, Warwick, Emg Pickups, Dunlop, Marshall, Celestion, Tonepros , Pearl and many others.

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A few of my personal favorites

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you can view all of the images here in the Black Label Society concert photos gallery.

 

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 .

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 .

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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