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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

 

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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

 

 

Black Label Society Live Photo Gallery Updated 40+ Shows

Black Label Society Live Photo Gallery Updated 40+ Shows

BLS PHOTO UPDATE

The Black Label Society photo gallery has been updated now with images from over 40 concerts. Over the past 16 years I have photographed over one hundred concerts with the band around the country. Shows on Ozzfest , Gigantour, Rock On The Range, Rocklahoma and  others. Images from video shoots and inside the recording studio to appearances at Namm and The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Tonight’s addition of photos brings the gallery total to over 400 shots since 2001. My photographs of the band have appeared in  magazine around the world. Endorsement ads and posters for Gibson, Emg , Marhshall , Celestion , Dunlop and several more. The multi million selling video game Guitar Hero even used one on the box cover for the first game seen below.

Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero 1 featuring my Zakk Wyde photo on box cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In 2005 I did 32 shows across the country with the band  as well as in the recording studio and  tour rehearsals. Photos from behind the scenes on the set of the Suicide Messiah video as well. 

 

Image Links

Photos can be viewed on my site under the live photography tab here Black Label Society Concert Photos 

Images from Zakk’s 2006 Hollywood Rock Walk Induction. Hangover Music  recording studio and Suicide Messiah  video shoots can be seen here Zakk Wylde event photos

Several of my other publsihed images featuring Zakk and numerous other artists can be seen here Published images Chad Lee Photography

A gallery of photos from ” The Triple Threat” shoot with Zakk, Dimebag Darrell and Kerry King can be seen here The Triple Threat

You can keep up with the band at their official website here BLS Official , Official Facebook  YouTube Twitter , Zakk on Instagram . 

The most recent video BORED TO TEARS can be seen here 

 The current line up of Black Label consists of Zakk Wylde, Jeff Fabb, Jd Deservio and Dario Lorina. 

All photographs © Chad Lee Photography. For media, press, licensing or to inquire about custom prints, please e-mail me directly at Contact Chad

Some of my personal favorite shots from the past 20 years are shown below

Zakk Wylde

August 8, 2009
Rockford, IL

Zakk Wylde

January 17, 2006
Hangover Music recording

zakk Wylde

January 5, 2005
Long Beach, Ca
Suicide Messiah

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde
August 21, 2004 Chicago, Il

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A selection of my published images with the band can be seen below

 

 

BLS

BLS The Rave tour poster

BLS

Doom Troopin Back Cover

Metal Hammer

Published Images

Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde EMG signature pickup box

 

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 !

 

 

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. 

Robb FlynnPhil Demmel

Machine Head  Robb Flynn

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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Lamb Of God Galleries Update Live / Portrait Galleries

Lamb Of God photo galleries have been updated. Live concert gallery now has images from 14 shows and over 100 photos. Shots go back to Ozzfest 2004 , as well as Mayhem Fest and Knotfest .

Photos of Mark Morton taken at The Rave in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 2007 have been added to the portrait gallery. Images of Willie Adler taken at his home in Virginia in 2006 and 2009 in Indianapolis on the Metallica tour.

You can view the live photos here : Lamb Of God Concert Photos 

Mark Morton photos can be seen here : Mark Morton Photos Chad Lee

Willie Adler photos can be seen here : Willie Adler Esp Guitars sessions 

A few of my personal favorites can be seen here

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The band’s video for Overlord can be seen here on their official you tube channel  

To stay up to date on all things  Lamb Of God go their official site : Lamb Of God Official

Facebook Lamb Of God Facebook , Lamb Of God on Twitter , Lamb Of God instagram 

Check tour dates for this summer with Slayer and Behemoth Lamb Of God tour dates

 

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

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 

In The End

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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In This Moment – Photo Galleries

In This Moment – Photo Galleries

One of my favorite bands to shoot in the world is most definitely In This Moment. It has been a truly unique experience watching the band evolve from what was in the beginning, an opening stage act on Ozzfest to what is now a band headlining their own national tours . 

Their image has been a constant evolution, that continues to grow each year. Their concerts have become come well known for the several costume changes and on-stage imagery that constantly changes through their performance. After having spent several tours together and many other events, I am honored to consider them great friends.

My portfolio of In This Moment has has been updated with all of the individual photo galleries from the fourteen shows that I have photographed, including several festivals such as the Mayhem Festival, Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville and Louder Than Life.  

You can view over one hundred concert photos from several shows at this link:

 In This Moment photo gallery 

In This Moment are currently signed to Atlantic records and are in the writing process for their sixth studio album. They just rolled out on what is sure to be the first of many tours this year. Past albums have spawned crowd favorites like “Gun Show,” “Blood,” “Adrenalize” and numerous others.

In This Moment is sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks, Schecter Guitars and EMG Pickups.

You can keep up with the band at their official website here: In This Moment Official , Official FacebookOfficial TwitterOfficial YouTube , and Official Instagram . 

 Their most recent video for the single “Big Bad Wolf” can be seen here on YouTube:

In This Moment’s lineup consists of Maria Brink, guitarist Chris Howorth, bassist Travis Johnson, guitarist Randy Weitzel and drummer Kent Diimmel. 

 

All photographs © Chad Lee Photography. For media, press, licensing or to inquire about custom prints, please e-mail me directly at chadleephotography@gmail.com 

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 

Steel Panther

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. 

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