Project Angel Food’s “Angel Awards” Gala

On September 23, 2023, Project Angel Food’s highly anticipated summer gala, the Angel Awards, returned after a three-year pandemic hiatus, and took place under the stars just outside the agency’s kitchen on Vine Street in Hollywood. The parking lot was transformed from the launch pad of 125,000 meals per month, to one of the most beautiful event […]

Alice Cooper | August 11, 2018 | Pechanga Resort & Casino | Temecula, CA

From my music journalism archive. This review (with photo gallery) is featured on  While wildfires were scorching vast swaths through residential neighborhoods and the countryside in record Southern California temperatures, Pechanga Theater in Temecula was heating up with one of rock’s fiercest acts. Alice Cooper performed a “Paranormal Evening” of classics to the packed […]

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 […]