Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock n’ roll’s best kept secret: Sound City. America’s greatest unsung recording studio housed a one-of-a-kind console, and as its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana all came out to put magic to tape. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn’t just tell the story of this real-life rock ’n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock’s biggest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City’s legendary analog console, together these artists continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.
—- Amazing documentary. Loved seeing the artists passion and love for their work and unique sound. Worth a watch.
Here is a video of a behind the scenes look at the Katy Perry Interview Magazine photo-shoot she did for the March 2012 issue. Check it out ! © Interview Magazine
Katy Perry stars in the latest issue of Interview Magazine, channeling Elizabeth Taylor. Photographed by Mikael Jansson. Styling by Karl Templer.
When I saw this series I lit up. Surprisingly I am not not a huge fan of Katy Perry visually or musically - shocking eh? I was just more impressed and in love with the high ISO and the black/white tone of it. Look at all that grain! I am a big fan of noise and grain while most aren’t. Things don’t have to be so sharp and bright and crisp and this series goes to show you that! As well as it did it super well. Love the mood and atmosphere. All photos copyright © Interview Magazine and Mikael Jansson.
Back in February I got the chance to photograph a band called ‘Bleeding Rainbow’ over at Lee’s Palace in downtown Toronto. Really solid set from this group out of Philadelphia. Check out more from them at http://bleeding-rainbow.tumblr.com/ as well as check out more from my shoot at http://www.adampulicicchio.com/bleeding-rainbow
‘Jimi Hendrix : Voodoo Child’ - 40 years after Jimi Hendrix’s death on September 18th 1970, this film tells Jimi Hendrix’s life story in his own words and is narrated by funk legend Bootsy Collins in the soft, authoritative voice of Hendrix himself.
Blending archive footage, artefacts, news archive and rare performance footage, director Bob Smeaton’s film takes us from Hendrix’s childhood in Seattle, through his spell in the army and on to his time on the chitlin circuit backing the likes of the Isley Brothers and Little Richard, his ‘discovery’ by ex-Animal Chas Chandler in New York, the formation of the Experience in the UK and his launch and instant popstardom in London in 1966, his stellar festival appearances at Monterey and Woodstock, his artistic progression, his last British concert at the end of August 1970 at the Isle of Wight Festival and his tragic death in Notting Hill, choked on his own vomit and red wine.
The amount of footage in this documentary is unreal. Great story telling of a incredibly talented individual. I was blown away at the details I was learning about his life and career as well as the awesome concert footage. Really worth a watch for any music fan.
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