July 29, 2013

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.
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Here's a classic publicity shot of the one and only Pat Benatar.
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.
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 then (undated photo).
The Bad Brains in December 2012. See more Bad Brains photos. Photo by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
And Joan Jett in July, 2009. See more Joan Jett and the Blackhearts photos. Photo by Chris Victorio for OC Weekly.