July 29, 2013 Slideshows

Share on Facebook
Tweet
Submit to Reddit
Email

Rock Stars: Then and Now 

Throughout the decades, they've been urging us to sing louder, drink more beer and party harder than we ever had. What would we do without rock stars? We compare a few dozen of our favorite 8" x 10" glossies, plucked from our archives, with recent concert photos and portraits from some of our favorite performers. By Nick Lucchesi.
Here's a classic publicity shot of the one and only Pat Benatar.
And here's Benatar in August, 2010. See more Pat Benatar in Houston photos. Photo by Groovehouse for the Houston Press.
The Bad Brains then (undated photo).
The Bad Brains in December 2012. See more Bad Brains photos. Photo by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly.
Here's a mid-'80s Black Flag lineup, featured on this glossy sent out by SST Records.
And here's Henry Rollins in June, 2013. Read this Henry Rollins interview. Photo by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly.
Bushwick Bill stands front-and-center in this Geto Boys promotional photo.
And here is again with Geto Boys in July, 2008 in Houston. See more Geto Boys Houston photos. Photo by Mark C. Austin.
The amazing Joan Jett then...
And Joan Jett in July, 2009. See more Joan Jett and the Blackhearts photos. Photo by Chris Victorio for OC Weekly.
Guns N' Roses in 1987...
And Guns N' Roses in November, 2012. See more Guns N' Roses photos. Photo by Jim Louvau for the Phoenix New Times.
Here's MC Hammer at the height of his power, in 1991.
And here's Hammer in July, 2010. See more photos: MC Hammer, Everclear 2 Legit 2 Quit at Stockyard Stampede. Photo by Rachel Parker for the Dallas Observer.
Here's a classic shot of Hole, 1990s grunge icons.
And Courtney Love of Hole in March, 2010. See more photos: SXSW: Courtney Love and Hole Return. Photo by Erin Broadley for LA Weekly.
Here's a young Buju Banton...
And here's Buju Banton in 2013. Read more about Buju Banton in this Miami New Times story: Buju Banton Is One Charge Away From Emancipation Thanks to New Times. Photo by Jonathan Mannion for the Miami New Times.
Here's Elvis Costello in 1986.
And Elvis Costello in April, 2012. See more Elvis Costello photos. Photo by Sayre Berman for the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.
Here's a classic promotional photo of hot-blooded British-American rockers Foreigner...
And here's Foreigner in October, 2011, still with the same kick-ass band logo. Read more about this Foreigner concert. Photo by Eric Gruneisen for the Denver Westword.
Here's Bootsy Collins in November, 1980...
Here's Bootsy Collins some 30 years later, not looking much worse for the wear. Photographed in June, 2011. See more Bootsy Collins photos. Photo by Groovehouse for the Houston Press.
Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, writhing around on stage in this classic photo.
Things haven't changed much, and we're thankful: Here's Biafra in April, 2013. See more photos: Jello Biafra at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, California. Photo by John Gilhooley for OC Weekly.
Here's Danzig in a 1990 photo. Band leader Glenn Danzig is seated in this photo.
Here's Danzig in November, 2011. See more photos: Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 Photo by Marc Brubaker for the Houston Press.
Here's a shy Billy Bragg in 1986...
And here's Billy Bragg in March, 2013. See more Billy Bragg photos. Photo by Melissa Fossum for the Phoenix New Times.
Here's a '90s Liz Phair...
And Liz Phair in January, 2011. See more Liz Phair photos. Photo by Tony Nelson for City Pages.
Here's Ted Nugent with great hair.
And Ted Nugent (with not-as-great hair) in July, 2013. See more 2013 Ted Nugent photos. Photo by Mary Bell for OC Weekly.
Here's Iron Maiden in 1990. In a cemetery.
And here's Maiden in August, 2012. See more Iron Maiden photos. Photo by Rachel Parker for the Dallas Observer.
Here's OC kings No Doubt in 1995...
And here's Gwen Stefani of No Doubt in December, 2012. Read more about No Doubt in Orange County. Photo by Andrew Youssef for OC Weekly.
Here's vintage photo of Vince Neil of Motley Crue.
And here's Vince Neil of Motley Crue in August, 2012. See more Motley Crue photos. Photo by Christopher Victorio for OC Weekly.
Motorhead!
Motorhead in February, 2012. See more Motorhead in Minneapolis photos. Photo by Ryan Siverson for City Pages.
Here's Moz rocking a denim jacket in '95.
And here's Morrissey in March, 2013. See more Morrissey photos. Photo by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly.
A young Green Day, back in '94.
And Green Day in March, 2013. See more Green Day photos. Photo by Chad Sengstock for OC Weekly.
LA's the Circle Jerks, featuring lead singer Keith Morris (far right)...
...And here's Morris today, singing for OFF! See more OFF! photos. Photo by Eric Gruneisen for the DenverWestword.
Here's Ice-T in a 1987 Sire Records promo photo.
And here's Ice-T in March, 2011, on the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Image via Wikipedia
Here's a very hardcore Bob Mould in Husker Du.
Aimee Mann in 1995.
Aimee Mann in September, 2010. See more Aimee Mann photos. Photo by Tony Nelson for City Pages.
Ice Cube in a promo photo for 1993's Lethal Injection .
And Ice Cube in September, 2012. See more photos: Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, & Too Short photos. Photo by Jim Louvau for the Phoenix New Times.
Another GNR promo photo from 1987...
And Former Guns N' Roses member Slash in August, 2012. See more Slash of Guns N' Roses photos. Photo by Todd Owyoung for the Riverfront Times.
Here's Dr. Dre in a 1992 Interscope/Death Row Records promotional photo.
And here's Dre in May, 2013, at the opening of the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at USC. Read the full story: Dr. Dre on His USC Academy: "This Is the Biggest Thing I've Ever Been a Part Of". Photo courtesy of Steve Cohn/University of Southern California.
Beck in 1994.
And Beck in August, 2012. See more Beck photos. Photo by Christopher Victorio for SF Weekly.
Shock-rockers Lords of Acid in 1994...
And still shocking in March, 2011. See more Lords of Acid photos. Photo by Alex Uncapher for City Pages.
Here's DEVO trying to "earn a living" with their music...
And here's Devo in May, 2013 at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas. See more photos from Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas. Photo by Melissa Fossum for Phoenix New Times.
Here's Joan Jett in 1983...
And Joan Jett in July, 2010. See more Joan Jett photos. Photo by Evan Clinton for the Dallas Observer.
Adam Ant in 1994.
Adam Ant in July 2013. See more Adam Ant photos. Photo by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly.
A classic New Order promotional photo...
And New Order in October, 2012. See more New Order photos. Photo by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly.
Here's Depeche Mode in this 1987 Sire Records promotional photo.
And here's Depeche Mode in August, 2009. See more photos: Depeche Mode in Houston. Photo by Groovehouse for the Houston Press.
Here's Big Daddy Kane in 1991...
...And Big Daddy Kane in October, 2010. See more Legends of hip hop photos. Photo by Marco Torres for the Houston Press.
On the far right, you'll see Greg Ginn of Black Flag, back in 1983.
And here's Greg Ginn 30 years later, playing with a reformed Black Flag. See more Black Flag reunion photos. Photo by Theo Welling for the Riverfront Times.
Here's the classic Cheap Trick line-up, responsible for the 1977 LP Cheap Trick...
And here's Cheap Trick in May, 2013. See more photos from this show: SunFest 2013 Day Four in Downtown West Palm Beach. Photo by Jessica Daly for the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.
Houston's own The Geto Boys pose for this promo photo from Def American Recordings.
And here are the Geto Boys in July, 2008 in Houston. See more Geto Boys Houston photos. Photo by Mark C. Austin.
Seminal New Jersey punk band The Misfits back then. Bass-player Doyle is in the foreground.
And here's Doyle with Danzig Legacy in November, 2011. See more photos: Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 Photo by Marc Brubaker for the Houston Press.
Here's a Reflex Records promo photo for Husker Du. (Mould's on the far right.)
And here's Bob Mould in November, 2011. See more Bob Mould photos. Photo by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly.
Here's a major-label Bob Mould after he took up a solo career.
And Bob Mould in June, 2011. See more Bob Mould photos. Photo by Stacy Schwartz for City Pages.
The Bad Brains in 1989.
The Bad Brains in December 2012. See more Bad Brains photos. Photo by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly.
Here's Beck again in 1994...
And Beck in September, 2008. See more Beck photos. Photo by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly.
Here's Green Day in 1994...
And Green Day in March, 2013. See more Green Day photos. Photo by Chad Sengstock for OC Weekly.
Morrissey in the '90s...
Morrissey in October, 2012. See more photos of Morrissey in New York City. Photo by Santiago Felipe for The Village Voice.
The Iron Maiden huddle, back in 1990. From left to right: Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain, and Bruce Dickinson.
And here's Iron Maiden in August, 2012. See more Iron Maiden photos. Photo by Rachel Parker for the Dallas Observer.
Motorheaadd!
Motorhead in May, 2013. See more Motorhead photos. Photo by Hannah Verbeuren for LA Weekly.
1/100
Here's a classic publicity shot of the one and only Pat Benatar.
Play Slideshow

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2017 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation