Ian Gillan is a Rock n’ Roll Icon

Ian Gillan House of Blues Anaheim, California September 14, 2006 I snapped this photo at HOB Anaheim during Ian’s ‘Gillan’s Inn’ solo tour. A double-live album titled Ian Gillan ‘Live in Anaheim’, was recorded on this night and released in 2008. One of my favorite singer’s, Ian has always been on the list of my […]

From the Archives: Jennifer Lopez at Reventon Super Estrella 2007

Going through the tens-of-thousands of images I’ve amassed over the years, I’ve found some really beautiful shots in my music photography archive. Some of the bands that I’ve taken photos of have disbanded or have changed lineups. Some of the artists have died. A few of the unheard of and up-and-coming bands that I photographed […]

Taylor Hawkins (February 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022)

It goes without saying that someone who makes people happy will be missed when they die. Truly, Taylor Hawkins is one of those someones. Taylor HawkinsCal Jam ‘18October 6, 2018Glen Helen AmphitheaterSan Bernadino, Californiaphoto: Charlie Steffens

X, Los Lobos, and The Blasters at Pacific Amphitheater – August 1, 2021

Three bands: X, Los Lobos, and The Blasters, embodying the authentic cultural diversity that is the true LA, brought live music to the Pacific Amphitheater on August 1st. Amid an Orange County crowd, too often split by extreme political factions, the irony of rockabilly, Chicano, and punk music coming together was not lost on many. […]


Billy Sheehan and Eric Martin Mr BigJune 23, 2017Canyon ClubAgoura Hills, California Missing the things we took for granted? What I’d give to see live music, a movie, and be able to just basically roam—maskless—without fear of becoming sick. In the meantime we can all do the best we can and be excellent to each […]

Queensryche and John 5 on January 30, 2020 at House of Blues Anaheim, California

Queensryche’s “The Verdict” 2020 U.S. Headline Tour began in mid-January, so having performed several dates already, the Seattle rock quintet was tuned up for its show in Anaheim last Thursday night John 5, who came on prior to Queensryche, played a strong set of guitar-heavy instrumental rock. The longtime Rob Zombie guitarist, accompanied by a […]

Slayer’s Final Stand?

The Fabulous Forum Los Angeles, CA November 30, 2019 It’s sad, even a little strange that Slayer has called it quits. Initially when they announced their farewell tour, which began in May of 2018, that implied they were retiring from touring itself, which left a lot of people with the hope that the band might […]

YES at Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, California on July 27, 2019

Some of progressive rock’s most revered performers, Yes, Asia, John Lodge, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, joined an enthusiastic crowd of their fans at Five Point Amphitheater for the Southern California stop of The Royal Affair Tour.  Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, a trio paying homage to Emerson Lake & Palmer members Greg Lake and Keith […]