Photographer Debra L. Rothenberg has spent more than 30 years shooting Bruce Springsteen. It helped that she grew up in New Jersey, and her first post-college job was working at a newspaper on the Jersey shore. In her new photo book, 'Bruce Springsteen in Focus 1980-2012,' Rothenberg gathers more than 250 pictures of the Boss onstage, backstage and hamming it up with fans.
While the kindred spirits of rock stars and models have walked hand in hand ever since the first electric guitar was plugged in, a few artists have perfected the art of being in the right place at the right time. Slash recently slithered his way between two beauties for a very special photo op ... and perhaps the birth of a ridiculously good-looking supergroup.
With the Rolling Stones ’50 and Counting’ tour finally underway, the first few shows have proven to be star-studded affairs both on and off the stage. When the tour rolled into Las Vegas over the weekend even Axl Rose and DJ Ashba from Guns N’ Roses wanted to get in on the action, but it wasn’t as guest performers, a slot taken on the night by Katy Perry.
“Glad you could make it tonight, we have six to eight million songs or so to play for you,” Rush bassist, vocalist and all-around prankster Geddy Lee jokingly said, addressing a sold out Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Thursday night (May 9). Although he may have been exaggerating a bit, it summoned loud cheers from the crowd at the mere thought of it. When you have 19 albums under your belt and many songs that clock in at six to seven minutes, the options are pretty wide open on any given night.
Motley Crue co-founder and bassist Nikki Sixx is also an acclaimed and successful photographer, and several shots taken during a trip through Canada are featured on the Leica Camera Blog. The images focus on the troubled and addicted men and women who often hide in the shadows of big city buildings and overpasses.