#45 July/August 2011

#45: JULY/AUGUST 2011
On the Cover: Paul Natkin's iconic photo of Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads.


Pit Bulls: The Battle For Music PhotographyWhat’s Wrong with this Picture?
Veteran photographer PAUL NATKIN on documenting history, the ubiquitous camera phone, artists’ images (both literal and figurative) and why every artist looks so small

Clothes Make The ManSelf-Realized Artists
Performers make music, churn out CDs, even generate genres, but what happens when they concoct a character? What Robert Zimmerman and Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta share


Shutterbuggery by Erik SpoonerLetter from the Art Director: Where will we find great photographs? Questions from a man who uses them

Kickin’ in Your Stall: Carl Gustafson separates the men from the boys, and the legends from the losers

Bucky Pizzarelli & Kevin EubanksInfluences: From black-and-white to high-def, guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli and Kevin Eubanks have enriched TV and The Tonight Show for decades

On The Record: My Morning Jacket doesn’t circle back, they spiral forward. Devon Allman’s Honeytribe moves into the Space Age, Blind Boys Take the High Road, while Booker T. takes The Road from Memphis and Levon Helm Rambles to the Ryman. Steve Earle sits tight, because he’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

Re.Issues: Paul Aaronson talks frankly about Death. Speaking of which, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Roy Orbison rise up

Pet Sounds: Ali Green’s Timeless Treasures: Adele, Raphael Saadiq and Fleet Foxes prove that there’s good new music if you look for it

What’d I Say: Short hops: a contemporary blues train stops in Austin, Nashville and Memphis

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: The Staple Singers and Johnnie Taylor: sacred and profane

Also Appearing: Coachella brings in top-shelf headliners and top-shelf audiences. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Ask the Gaddabouts. More rockin’ shows, plus Rush and Quincy Jones

Collecting: You can tell a record by the cover: Arnie Goodman identifies great album cover photographs

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