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 […]
Sometimes beauty is too much to bear.
Note: this was the last rock show I saw in 2020. By mid-March, music venues, stores, and pretty much every place of business normally open to the public would be shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Music of Cream originally began in 2017 to commemorate Cream’s 50th anniversary. It went over so well […]
Hosting MTV’s “Headbanger’s Ball” and being co-owner of the legendary “Cathouse” rock club in Hollywood are roles that made Riki Rachtman a famous figure in the late 80s and early to mid-90s hard rock and metal scene. In his intriguing one-man show “One Foot In The Gutter,” Rachtman unabashedly shares never-before stories and footage of […]
Handsome lad, isn’t he?
This photo of Hilary Duff is from the 2006 Children’s Choice Awards at the Hollywood Palladium. I think this was my first real red carpet gig and was clueless on which settings to use on my camera and flash and unacquainted with what to say to someone like Hilary or Ben Stiller (another attendee at […]
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 […]
I love the “Dio Years” of Black Sabbath. When Ronnie joined the band in ‘79 and the ‘Heaven and Hell’ album was released in 1980, it was the adrenalized era of Sabbath. I wore the grooves off that vinyl. So much good music would follow in Ronnie’s career. Here’s to the King. Long Live Rock […]