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Justin Townes Earle performing at The Regal Theatre, Melbourne, 11 April 2012
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Slipknot performing at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, 1 March 2012

Music Photography

Black Sabbath in Melbourne

In April this year the mighty Black Sabbath metal juggernaut came to play at Rod Laver Arena and I was lucky enough to be there to capture the action, true masters of their craft.

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Black Sabbath performing at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, 29 April 2013 (Richard Sharman)

Black Sabbath performing at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, 29 April 2013 (Richard Sharman)

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From the Vault: Slayer

After hearing the terrible news of Jeff Hanneman’s passing today I found a couple of galleries of shows where Jeff was doing what he did best, making one awesome unholy racket with Slayer. Click on each of the photos below to see the full gallery from the show.

My condolences go out to Jeff’s family and loved ones. Rock in Peace.

Melbourne, Festival Hall, 9 October 2009

Melbourne, Vodafone Arena, 15 April 2007

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Endless Boogie in Melbourne

I’d heard a lot of good things about Endless Boogie but I missed their last trip to Australia and there was no way I was going to miss them this time. I caught three shows in eight days (photographing two) and what I saw was nothing short of amazing – one of the best rock bands I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing, almost a week on from the last show I’m still buzzing.

Good Friday became a great Friday with a show at The Tote! Click photo on the left below to see the full set from the show.

Then the following Friday it was back to The Tote again for another blast of rock n roll goodness. Click the picture below right to see the full photo gallery.

 

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Iggy and The Stooges in Melbourne

I’ve seen Iggy Pop many times over the years and I’ve seen The Stooges at a couple of festivals but this show at Festival Hall, Melbourne, 27 March 2013 was by far the best – Iggy might be 65 but he came out with energy that leaves most performers a third of his age for dead. So good!

To check out a full gallery of shots from the show click on the picture below.

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Soundwave Festival Melbourne 2013 full gallery

Here it is folks, the full gallery of photos from the Melbourne leg of Soundwave 2013. Once again an absolute cracker of a festival!

Featuring Anthrax, Blink 182, Cerebral Ballzy, Chunk No Captain Chunk, Cypress Hill, Fozzy, Gallows, Garbage, Kyuss Lives!, Northlane, Paramore, Red Fang, Slayer, Stone Sour, The Sword and The Vandals.

Click the photo below to check out all the action from the day.

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Sneak Peek: Soundwave Melbourne photos

Here’s a sneak peek of some shots from the Melbourne leg of the Soundwave festival held yesterday featuring Anthrax, Blink 182, Cerebral Ballzy, Chunk No Captain Chunk, Cypress Hill, Fozzy, Gallows, Garbage, Kyuss Lives!, Northlane, Paramore, Red Fang, Slayer, Stone Sour, The Sword and The Vandals.

More photos to come!

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From the Vault: Soundwave 2011

It’s the middle of February and the lovers of hard and heavy music around Australia are preparing themselves for the brute force of the Soundwave Festival. In preparation here is a reminder from the 2011 Melbourne leg of the Soundwave tour featuring Bullet For My Valentine, Gang of Four, 36 Crazyfists, Stone Sour, Primus, Less Than Jake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Slash, Slayer, One Day As A Lion, Queens of the Stoneage, Rob Zombie, The Melvins and The Bronx.

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From the Vault: Dragonforce

Australia are you ready for the return of the hair, guitar, keytar and metal of Dragonforce?  They are playing Soundwave 2013 and not to be missed! These photos were from a show at The Forum, Melbourne, 25 October 2008.

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Justin Townes Earle at The Corner

Sunday 3 February saw Justin Townes Earle return to The Corner Hotel to deliver a fine set of old style country – music shot straight from the heart and delivered by a man of immense talent. Great show!

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Big Day Out 2013 – Melbourne

Late January and the Big Day Out juggernaut rolled into Melbourne – the festival took place on January 26 at Flemington Racecourse and the 50,000 strong crowd was blessed with fantastic weather and a line up that included the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sleigh Bells, Bloody Beetroots, OFF!, Gary Clark Jr, Jeff The Brotherhood, Death Grips, Against Me, Every Time I Die and a whole heap more.

Click the photo below to view the full set of shots from the day.

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Thanks, Richard


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