it's been FAR too long since i have made any updates here, posted here in my blog, or added new content. With the advent of "social media" facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, etc.... it gets to be so very hard to try and keep up with ALL of them AND a traditional website. But, i will be updating here again on a VERY regular basis. I am looking to have the site revamped, tuned, tweaked, and tied in with all the rest of it.
This site is afterall where it all started 10 years ago - over the next few days i will be adding photo galleries, and posting here to let everyone know when they are updated.
i am taking a much need and long overdue vacation to Cancun this coming weekend, lots of photos when i get back !
thanks for a decade of support !!
i always intend tio update here more often like i used to before the advent of twitter and facebook - but somehow it ends up being weeks apart sometimes. you can follow me on TWITTER @chadleephoto and on facebook http://www.facebook.com/rockconcertfotos?ref=ts
lots of new photos to add and tell about. just geot bakc last week from my annual trip to anaheim for the NAMM show, it wa sa record setter with attendance this year 95,000 over the 4 day show ! i had lots of photos on display at several booths icluding Bc Rich, Celestion, Dean, Fernandes and more !
I worked for Dean guitars friday night at their Dean Namm jam that featured Vinnie Moore, Jackyl, Static X and Testament. Photos of all are eithe r up or will be soon, check back for updates !
here is a new gallery of TESTAMENT photos from 3 shows, Anaheim and Louisville from this year and a show last year on the MAyhem tour.
The legendary Hall Of Famer's LYNYRD SKYNYRD played here in nashville for free outside the Hard Rock Cafe for a crowd that looked like
50,000 !!The streets of Nashville were packed as the band rolled through favorites like Sweet Home Alabama, That Smell, Simple Man, and ringing in the new year and closed the set with possibly one of the greatest songs EVER written Free Bird
you can see many photos from the show and others here :
Just got around to posting a bunch of Black Label Society photos from their show here in nashville opening for Guns N Roses back in December.
BOTH bands were amazing !! more on GnR later, i'll be posting pics of them as well
you can see nearly 300 photos of BLS from this show and many others from 2010-2011 at this link:
last week i headed to Hollywood, california againfor the 2nd installment of Dimebash sponsored by Monster Energy Music to raise money for the Ronnie James Dio cancer foundation . Our al star lineup this year included artists below
you can find 60+ behind the scenes photos from rehearsals here:
Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES)
* Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL)
* Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS)
* David Draiman (DISTURBED)
* Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES)
* Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN)
* Mike Muir (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES)
* Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW)
* John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON)
* Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
* Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
* Ben Harper
* Chris Howorth (IN THIS MOMENT)
* Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE)
* Doug Pinnick (KING'S X)
* James Lomenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
* Ginger Fish (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON)
* Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Gene Hoglan (FEAR FACTORY, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD)
* Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING)
* Robin McAuley (MSG, SURVIVOR)
* Nick Bowcott (GRIM REAPER)
* Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON)
Just added photos of KORN from the recent 48 hours festival in las vegas to a gallery that already had photos from their appearance at Rock On The Range in 2011 and last years Mayhem tour.
you can view nearly 200 amazing images of the band from 2010-2011 here:
Queensryche photos from their 30th anniversary tour show here in nashville at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon are now up for viewing here:
the first time i saw Queensryche was 29 years ago opening for KISS on the Creatures of The Night tour !
you can see more Queensryche photos from 2009 here:
and more from 2005 here:http://rockconcertfotos.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=58
kingdom of Sorrow photos from 3 shows this summer are now up for viewing. If you are not familiar Kingdom is another Jamey Jasta band featuring Kirk Windstein and Steve gibb - check them out if you like the HEAVY SHIT !
while on the road this summer with Dimebag Hardware, we took a few days off the Uproar tour and headed to Grand Junction, Co for a 2 day festival called Rock Jam. About 40,000 people camping out in the middle of nowhere for 3 days of eating, drinking,and rocking ! The lineup included Saliva,Meat Loaf, Sebastian Bach, Godsmack, and others including rock veterans TWISTED SISTER !! this was finally my first time ever seeing the band live after all these years, and they did not dissapoint, playing a very long set that included what you would expect of course We're not Gonna Take It, i Wanna Rock, Burn In Hell, You Cant Stop Rock and Roll, and classics like SMF, and The Price !
he can see the photos here :
i have spent countless hours the past few weeks sorting through and editing the thousands of photos i shot of DISTURBED during 2011 and narrowed them down to about 400 of my favorites . they come from over 20 different cities across the country and were shot from all angles out in the crowd, up in the photo pit at the soundboard, side stage and even standing on Mike's drum kit !
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enjoy ! theres a LOT of great stuff to see in here :
i had a short session with AlterBridge and Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti earlier this year - May 11, at the Cannery Ballroom here in Nashville. Mark is a very nice guy, extremely talented and highly underrated. check out some of his playing !
here is a link to some shots from our photo shoot
you can view photos of Black Tide from this summer's Uproar tour here:
had a great time hanging with these guys through the course of the tour, check'em out !
Bullet For My Valentine phots from Nashville earlier this year , Rock On The Range back in the spring and 3 cities from the recent Uproar tour.
you can find all of them here:
Took a LONG time, but i've finally gotten through over 100 of my favorite photos from 18 different GODSMACK shows from
this summer's recent Mayhem fest. They are now online for viewing here :
LOTS of great photos shot from all over the country and all parts of the venue, from on stage, side stage, front of house, up front !
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I am very slowly getting through all my photos from this past summer's Mayhem and Uproar tours. I shout THOUSANDS of photos of HUNDREDS of performances of DOZENS of bands, so it will take some time to get through them all and get them posted,but hang in there and keep checking back.
today i posted over 120 of my favorite photos of MACHINE HEAD from 12 different shows this summer.
Be sure and grab YOUR copy of their new cd Unto The Locust
for all things machine HEad check their website www.machinehead1.com
HERE is where you can view the newest photos , there are hundreds more from past tours as well in LIVE photos