Nikki Sixx: One Step up from the Abyss, Part 1

There was always a camera in my hand. Even to this day. Even when I’m walking from the tour bus to the dressing room, I have my Leica in my hand, even though I know there is rarely a good shot there. But the other day I was in Dawson Creek, Canada and there is nothing out there. There was this one shot of one of our trucks full of gear backing up into the arena and there was nothing but vast vacant nothingness behind it. So I got this shot. I was so glad I had my camera

After Unflattering Viral Photos, Beyonce Now Banning Pro Photographers

How do you solve the problem of professional concert photographers snapping unflattering photos of you during your live shows? One way is to ban them

There are no photo credentials for this show. Local news outlets, including print and online will be given a link to download photos from every show. They will need to register to access the photos

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Post Sign at Concert Asking Fans to Put Away Phones & Cameras During Show

If you've been to a rock concert recently you may have been distracted by the swarm of glowing screens held aloft by audience members. Well, the Yeah Yeah

PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THE SHOW THROUGH A SCREEN ON YOUR SMART DEVICE/CAMERA. PUT THAT SHIT AWAY as a courtesy to the person behind you and to Nick, Karen and Brian. MUCH LOVE AND MANY THANKS! YEAH YEAH YEAHS

Who Has the Most Exclusive Backstage Pass?

Nick Zinner, guitarist for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, shares with us some of his behind-the-scenes photography of the band.

we asked the guitarist Nick Zinner to send us some of his most recent pictures of the group’s performances and travels

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photo-eye Book Reviews: True Norwegian Black Metal

True Norwegian Black Metal. By Peter Beste. Published by Vice, 2009. True Norwegian Black Metal Reviewed by Tom Leininger _____...

I am not an expert on Norwegian Black Metal. This review will deal strictly with the book True Norwegian Black Metal, as I read and processed it over a number of days. Clearing my mind in this manner gave me the space to think about the work, and just the work, on the printed pages. It is not the music or the musicians, but Peter Beste’s interpretation of them that I am coming to grips with.

Rock and Roll Shooting With 80 Megapixels by Bjarke Ahlstrand

These are only very low resolution copies of the actual images, which are full size 10328 px x 7760 px = 80.1 megapixels. I promise you, if you look at this image in full resolution, you can see every detail, every tiny ink stroke on his tattoos, every hair, all the … Well, I’m glad I’m not shooting fashion or doing retouching, because the files coming out of the IQ180 are huge. Around 90 mb as raw files, and if you save them as 16 bit tiffs (you have to import them via the CaptureOne raw converter software for the best results), they turn out as 480 megabyte files… Heavy cameras demand heavy computers, and my iMac I5 with 8 gb ram came to its knees a few times.

Laura Levine: New York Rocker

“I’d always been into music—printing up fake press passes and sneaking my camera into concerts since the day I first picked up a camera,” the …

“I’d always been into music—printing up fake press passes and sneaking my camera into concerts since the day I first picked up a camera,” the photographer Laura Levine told me. “Typical New York City kid. I worked for all of the usual suspects—Rolling Stone, Creem, Trouser Press, Spin, Sounds, the New York Times—and, later, the record labels. But the publication I ended up working most closely with in the early eighties, during its brief but crucial existence, was the New York Rocker.

Meet Dr. Doom: Pentagram’s Bobby Liebling Returns

Forty years ago, with his band Pentagram, Bobby Liebling invented a style of fiendishly heavy metal that hardly anyone heard. He spent the ensuing decades in a haze of hard drugs and big trouble. Now, with the genre he spawned on the rise and a young wife

Forty years ago, with his band Pentagram, Bobby Liebling invented a style of fiendishly heavy metal that hardly anyone heard. He spent the ensuing decades in a haze of hard drugs and big trouble. Now, with the genre he spawned on the rise and a young wife and baby boy in tow, Liebling is feeling the first rumblings of success. Here's where things start to get weird.

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Merry Christmas!

It was probably the toughest situation I’ve ever been in as a photographer. When the first mine went off, it was surreal. I think I was just completely shocked. Petty Officer Kremer was maybe about 50 feet away from me.

Respect and Obey Authority

This has been an exceptionally emotional year.  Love was lost and new friends were found.  People died, but they were replaced with the first breath of birth.  I made mistakes and I succeeded.  I sinned and was forgiven.  I cried and I laughed.

Insane Clown Posse: Stealth Evangelical Christians (bonus: Juggalo Buffet Hut)

A one-two punch for you Boing Boing readers in the juggalo department. First, a faux video ad for Buffet Hut, which perfectly mimics the production style of actual, official “Gathering of the…

No television cameras were there to record the scene, but people around the state and beyond in offices and family rooms still followed every word. The medium? Twitter. Half a dozen reporters for mainstream Connecticut newspapers and television stations clicked out reports of up to 140 characters on iPads, smart phones and laptops.

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Die Antwoord's $O$ album drops Oct. 12, the Amazon description is somethin' else

So, Die Antwoord’s $O$ album comes out Tuesday October 12. The item description over at Amazon is hilarious. You have to read this. I’m guessing Ninja typed this in himself, and is havi…

“This photograph of the most dramatic event of the Holocaust requires a greater level of responsibility from historians than almost any other,” Dr. Dobroszycki said, “It is too holy to let people do with it what they want.”

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Recently Single Al Gore Finally Able To Listen To W.A.S.P. Albums

"I can't believe I wasted half my life helping Tipper put warning labels on this stuff when I could have been seeing these guys do their thing live," Gore said of W.A.S.P. "They used to whip raw meat at the audience. How bad-ass is that?" "Cause I'm burning, burning, burning up with fi-ire! " added Gore, screaming the lyrics to "Wild Child."

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